At Aggregate Industries, innovation is about solving problems for our customers and embracing opportunities for our business.


Through innovation, we can help our customers to improve efficiency and reduce cost while delivering a more sustainable built environment. Innovation also helps us to improve our own operations; protecting our people, maximising efficiency and minimising our impact on the environment. Our innovation journey will be underpinned by digital transformation; supported by technology and empowered by data as we and our customers operate in an increasingly digital environment.


Our innovation priorities

Digital engineering (BIM)

Digital engineering or BIM, is changing the way construction assets are designed, built and managed.

By embracing digital engineering practices, we can increase efficiency, reduce cost and contribute to a more sustainable built environment.

Offsite construction

From increased speed of construction to enhanced safety, there are many drivers for adoption of offsite construction methods.

Recent years have seen a steady increase in the use of offsite methods which is being further catalysed by skills shortages and an urgent need to build more homes.

Smart materials

Smart materials have the potential to revolutionise the world. 

For the construction industry, the development of smart materials allows us to look beyond the functional material and into a world where materials can provide us with a host of additional value.


Blockchain is emerging as a technology that may have significant implications for the construction sector.

Whether viewed as a materials supplier or simply as a large organisation, blockchain offers us the opportunity to improve the way we do business.

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

From robotic process automation (RPA) to machine learning and autonomous vehicles, there are vast opportunities for the construction sector.

At Aggregate Industries, we are exploring opportunities to apply these technologies for enhanced customer experiences and improved business performance.

Virtual and Augmented Reality

The rapid growth in Virtual (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) presents significant opportunities for the construction industry.

At Aggregate Industries, we have identified key opportunities for VR and AR, both for our customers and for our organisation.


Innovation at Holcim

As a member of Holcim, we have access to one of the most advanced construction R&D facilities anywhere in the world. Together with our partners and customers, our best-in-class R&D teams develop the most innovative products, solutions, and services, as well as advanced manufacturing processes.