Co-Efficience Système Vicat
To provide turnkey answers meeting your needs, we offer a range of constructive solutions—'Co-Efficience Système Vicat'—that combine not only our structural and finishing products (cement, concrete, aggregate, and construction chemicals businesses) but also our range of services, particularly transport and pumping. We also market solutions developed through collaboration with our industrial partners (open innovations). Our objective is to provide you with the broadest and most innovative range of expertise on the market.
Our KEPS insulating masonry offering
KEPS is a two-in-one insulating formwork system. It makes for fast construction of reinforced-concrete structures and provides excellent thermal insulation. This patented construction system designed by our subsidiary KEPS is intended to reduce erection times. The permanent-form constructive system incorporates high-density (30 kg/m3) expanded polystyrene (EPS) panels and polypropylene spacers for easy assembly of the panels. After placement of continuous rebars, vertically and horizontally, to reinforce the structure, concrete is poured between internal and external insulating panels.
The entire construction process is particularly easy, requires no hoisting equipment, and means formwork and insulation are placed in a single operation.
Our biosourced Biosys constructive system: an innovative solution for eco-responsible homes
Our biosourced Biosys constructive system designed under a partnership with Vieille Matériaux is the first hempcrete block to have been subject to ATEx 'experimental technique' assessment, a guarantee of quality and safety. The system is particularly easy to implement:
- interlocking hempcrete blocks are dry-stacked (no adhesive)
- the hempcrete blocks serve as infill panels and formwork for a reinforced-concrete post-and-beam structure
Biosys hempcrete blocks are a biosourced combination of two natural materials: hurds (hemp stalk) and Vicat's Prompt natural quick-setting cement.