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Research and Development

Advancing the state of the art - decade after decade

CTLGroup traces its history back over 95 years when it started out as the Research and Development arm of the Portland Cement Association. The firm has helped advance the science and technology for concrete and cement, polymers, composites and other construction materials. Our work with materials product manufacturers, buildings systems providers, engineers, contractors and others has resulted in leading-edge technologies. These technologies and their implementation have enabled construction development that marked industry milestones. For example, our expertise in high-strength concrete was vital to the successful building of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai).

This commitment to building knowledge is supported by our world-class laboratory facilities which feature over 60,000 square feet of space. And, more than 15% of our professional staff hold Ph.D.'s and are recognized thought leaders.