ECOncrete® has developed the world’s first proven bio-enhancing concrete products for urban, coastal and waterside construction.
ECOncrete® offers innovative, highly durable and environmentally sensitive concrete solutions, designed to encourage rich and diverse marine life as an integral part of urban, coastal, and marine infrastructure, for example, seawalls, breakwaters, bridge foundations and urban waterfronts.
Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel, CEO & Chief Scientist Shimrit@econcretetech.com Dr. Ido Sella, CTO & Head of Field Operation Ido@econcretetech.com
The patented technology is based on three core elements: bio-enhancing concrete compositions, complex surface textures, and science-based designs, which work in synergy to decrease the ecological footprint of concrete infrastructure while enhancing their strength and durability.
ECOncrete®, a trendsetter in ecological design, is as an interdisciplinary science-based company with a unique blend of biologists, ecologists, environmental engineers, designers, and concrete technology specialists. Our bio-enhancing admixtures and designs have been validated in a variety of marine ecosystems across the globe, yielding excellent results.
With over 50% of the world’s population settling along coastlines, the accelerated development will inflict severe stress on natural ecosystems. With growing threats of sea-level rise and increased storminess, coastlines require development, retrofitting and intensive maintenance.
COncrete® provides the only sustainable solutions for coastal and marine infrastructure that provides fully constructive, cost-effective concrete products, with significant structural, biological and environmental advantages.
Bioprotection – Growing Resiliency
Apart from its clear ecological significance, biological enhancement also provides structural and socio-economic benefits. Biogenic growth of organisms like oysters, corals or barnacles acts as biological glue that strengthens the structure and adds stability and longevity. This form of bioprotection can reduce the magnitude and frequency of structural maintenance, which translates into improved ecological stability on one hand (reduced anthropogenic intervention), and higher ROI on the other (lower maintenance costs.)
Tailor-made Products & Services
ECOncrete® products are manufactured using our patented Bio-Enhancing concrete admixtures with tailor-made Forms & Form liners. The company’s current line of products includes Bio-enhancing Armoring Units, Enhanced Seawall and Anchoring Systems, Tide-Pools for beach stabilization, Ecological Pile Encasement (for pile repair/ protection), Marine Mattresses for erosion control and protection of UW pipes, and Bio-active Wall (for non-aquatic applications). In addition, we are in the process of developing new products, including pre-stressed piles, retaining walls, and ecological solutions for bridge foundations and offshore energy facilities.
Product fit is offered through the company’s professional consulting services, ranging from initial planning and site assessment, through detailed design and product fabrication, to installation supervision and post-installation biological monitoring. This is a win-win solution where ecology and engineering work together to form thriving ecosystems that yield supreme structural performance.