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A Concrete Pioneer Passes

Oct, 23 2013


The Founder and Governing Director of the Cementaid International Group, Mr. Peter Aldred, DFC, died peacefully at his home in Sydney, Australia, on Saturday the 12th October, 2013, aged 90.
Peter Aldred was a decorated warrior for liberty and freedom, a veteran airman of the Second World War; he was a great inventor, a great businessman and leader who grew the Cementaid International Group from one man alone in Perth, Western Australia in 1946, to the world-wide Cementaid international group of today in 2013, employing over 300 of us and growing.

Peter Aldred leaves a great legacy of beneficent innovation and service to the world of concrete and construction; He researched, invented and delivered HPI™ (Hydrophobic, Poreblocking Ingredients) to structural concrete. His famous HPI™, the Everdure Caltite System is installed in 38 countries around the world. This now time-proven innovation was first used in 1958. Caltite makes it possible to produce permanently dry, non-absorptive concrete that eliminates conventional ‘waterproofing’, this dry concrete also delivering design-life durability, structural concrete free from corrosion.

Peter Aldred was a generous man of conviction and enormous ability, an honourable man, an honest man who instilled the ethic of unbridled service and honesty to his company’s clients; of humour, unbounded happiness and most of all to his family, a great, sincere and deeply loving father to his children.

A good life, lived well.

Vale, Peter Aldred

By Michael Aldred
Email: MichaelAldred@cementaid.com

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