Episode 5: The Future of Sustainable Concrete and Cement with Solidia

Concrete is everywhere. But have you ever looked at the sidewalk and wondered how it was made? How much water was used in the manufacturing process? No? Well, after today you will. This week on You Should Know This, I sit down with Tom Schuler, the President and CEO of Solidia, a sustainable concrete and cement company. Spearheading a digital sustainable revolution in the industry, Solidia is answering their client's call for truly greener processes when it comes to both cement and concrete. We discuss what digital sustainability looks like, how the industry has been impacted by COVID-19 and more.


Clara Mouawad

Clara is the Content Specialist at BCC Research, where she spends her time writing blogs and white papers, designing graphics and thinking up ways BCC can take over the world...like with a podcast.

A world traveler (less so during COVID19, of course), marketing whiz and always thirsty for knowledge, Clara finds innovators in a variety of fields and asks the question that our listeners want to know: How will this industry, technology or company shape how we live and work in the future?

Episode Timeline

  • [00:29]Introducing the world of cement and concrete and Solidia
  • [01:10]Tom's story and becoming Solidia's CEO
  • [02:10]The industry's current carbon footprint and Solidia's mission to reduce it
  • [03:11]The history of concrete and why a sustainable shift is needed
  • [05:03]Solidia's technology
  • [06:51]The difference between concrete and cement
  • [10:55]Solidia's clientel
  • [12:33]How Solidia doesn't need to use clean water
  • [14:19]The use of AI in their curing process
  • [16:55]How Solidia's tech allows for sustainability
  • [18:27]The impact of Covid-19 on Solida
  • [21:31]The future of the industry in 5-10 years