ECOncrete® offers a suite of high-performance environmentally sensitive concrete solutions that enhance the biological and ecological value of urban, coastal, and marine infrastructure while increasing their strength and durability.
With over half of the world’s population concentrating along coastlines, accelerated coastal development which inflicts severe stress on natural ecosystems is inevitable. Combined with growing threats of sea-level rise and increased storminess, coastal and urban environments worldwide require development, retrofitting and intensive maintenance. The chemical composition, plain design, and low surface complexity of most such infrastructure are not surrogates to natural substrates, therefore “gray” infrastructure is typically dominated by nuisance and invasive species.
ECOncrete® provides high-quality, cost-effective concrete products including, bio-enhancing concrete additives, science-based designed forms, and form liners, applied to precast or cast-on-site ECOncrete® elements. ECOncrete®’s innovative solutions reduce the ecological footprint of ports, marinas, coastal protection schemes, and urban waterfront projects while adding to their structural integrity.
ECOncrete® transforms the way our future coastlines look and function, by replacing barren “gray” urban coastlines and waterfronts, with high-performance, resilient, blue-green infrastructure, which fosters highly productive thriving ecosystems.
ECOncrete® was founded in 2012 by Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel and Dr. Ido Sella, marine ecologists, experts in urban marine ecology and leaders in the growing field of ecological enhancement and green engineering technologies. The company offers a unique multidisciplinary blend of marine ecologists, biologists, geologists, concrete experts, engineers, and designers, working hand in hand to bring concrete to life.