International Concrete Sustainability Conference
Tina Grady Barbaccia | April 2, 2012
The International Concrete Sustainability Conference will be held in May 7-10, 2012 in Seattle, Wash.
Join the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and other co-sponsors for the 2012 Concrete Sustainability Conference, May 7-10, Seattle. The seventh annual conference will provide the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction.
Experts will present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development. Topics include:
LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Methods for assessing carbon footprint, embodied energy and other environmental impacts for buildings, infrastructure, and cement and concrete manufacturing. Life cycle assessment tools and models for process and product innovations and green building.
LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT
Sustainable sites including pervious pavements, water conservation systems and erosion control structures. Urban heat island reduction including light colored pavements, exterior cladding, green roofs and cool communities.
Recycled materials including ingredients, fuels and beneficial use of byproducts for cement and concrete production. Performance-based concrete including extended service life, performance based specifications, durability, opportunities and challenges.
Government initiatives including green building codes and standards, economic incentives and legislation. Private initiatives including voluntary programs adopted by building owners and developers, designers, contractors and product manufacturers.
High performance concrete applications in buildings and infrastructure, fortified building codes and land use, event recovery and sustainable community initiatives focusing on disaster resistance and adaptive reuse potential.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals are invited to present and attend the conference.
Attendees of the 2012 International Concrete Sustainability Conference are eligible to receive up to 15 professional development hours (PDH’s), depending on the number of sessions attended.