LafargeHolcim, one of the largest diversified supplier of construction materials, and HercuTech Inc., manufacturer of high-performance, pre-engineered building components for the construction industry, have signed an agreement for marketing HercuWall, a high-performance insulated concrete wall system. The collaboration combines LafargeHolcim’s innovative concrete mix designs, technical expertise, and market knowledge with HercuTech’s technologically superior HercuWall insulated concrete walls. The strategic alliance is expected to make this new product offering available for residential construction projects throughout North America.
HercuWall is a panelized system that is produced in a factory and quickly assembled on the job site, combining many steps into one and reducing cycle time. This patented “green” technology contributes to high LEED ratings and “net-zero” energy goals. Along with EPS foam insulation and LafargeHolcim state-of-the-art concrete, HercuWall achieves significant improvements in resilience, sustainability, and cost efficiency compared to traditional wood-frame construction.
The end result is an energy-efficient and cost-competitive solution for improving the quality and service life of new homes as well as keeping home prices affordable. It incorporates the strength and long-term durability of concrete to create better walls and better homes.
“This agreement perfectly aligns with our mission to provide production homebuilders with demonstrated forward-looking technology they need,” said Maik Strecker, Head of Growth and Innovation for LafargeHolcim in North America. "We are excited by the opportunity of working with HercuTech to help make this innovative insulated concrete wall system readily available to homebuilders throughout North America and setting the industry standard for affordable, high-quality insulated concrete wall systems for years to come.”
HercuTech Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets pre-engineered building technologies for the construction of high-performance, energy-efficient structures for home and work. The company primarily targets production home builders and multifamily developers. Other applications include custom homes, charter schools, retail centers, restaurants, and care facilities. HercuWall is both hurricane and fire rated; and meets the performance, cost, and scalability parameters that builders require.
As one of the world leaders in the building materials industry, LafargeHolcim Ltd. and its subsidiaries have the assets necessary to meet the building and design challenges of today’s increasing urbanization. With the most innovative cement, concrete, and aggregate solutions; strong R&D; and a commitment to health, safety and sustainability, LafargeHolcim has the building solutions to meet customers’ needs, from the individual homebuilder to the largest and most complex project.