Converge uses AI to help decarbonise concrete

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Mix AI designed to help contractors prevent concrete overdesign and reduce embodied carbon emissions


Converge has introduced Mix AI, a new tool that uses predictive AI to assist contractors in reducing concrete overdesign and embodied carbon emissions, promoting low-carbon construction practices.

Mix AI complements ConcreteDNA, the London-based company’s AI-based concrete monitoring and data management platform. It analyses concrete data to offer AI-based forecasts of concrete strength, temperature, and carbon footprint, considering historical and future environmental conditions.

“There is an unprecedented opportunity to leverage AI in the building material sector, to rapidly accelerate the decarbonisation of one of the hardest-to-abate sectors. AI’s impact on climate and carbon was a key discussion topic at the UN SDG summit, and a potential solution to many of the challenges being discussed at COP28,” said Raphael Scheps, co-founder and CEO of Converge.

“Through Mix AI, Converge is using cutting-edge AI techniques to deliver a real-world, highly-scalable digital solution to decarbonize the concrete sector.”

Cement, crucial for concrete’s strength, accounts for about 8% of global carbon dioxide emissions.

Mix AI enables contractors to choose concrete mixes with less cement, meeting performance specs while cutting down embodied carbon emissions.

In 2022, Converge raised a £15M Series A, led by Climate Investment, to accelerate its carbon impact. Mike Bishop, investment director, Climate Investment, and Converge Board Member, said, “Mix AI is a transformative product for concrete. It balances construction demands with sustainability efforts, offering an innovative solution to address embodied carbon, while simultaneously reducing costs and accelerating project timelines.”

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