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Firm Up Your Knowledge of Concrete Sustainability

Wednesday, February 20, 2013  
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Attend the 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, scheduled for May 6-8 in San Francisco, to get a firm hold on the topic of concrete. Hosted by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences, this 8th annual conference will provide learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction. The Institute is a co-sponsor of the event, which will be held at the Hotel Sofitel San Francisco Bay, located in Redwood City, Calif.

Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers, concrete industry professionals and others are invited to participate. More than 60 world-renowned speakers will present the latest developments related to designing, specifying, manufacturing, testing, constructing, maintaining and researching concrete as they relate to sustainability.

Topics include:
  • Life Cycle Assessment – Assessing carbon footprint, embodied energy and other environmental impacts for buildings, infrastructure, and cement and concrete manufacturing.
  • Low Impact Development – Pervious pavements and erosion control structures. Urban heat island reduction, light colored pavements, green roofs and cool communities.
  • Green Concrete – Recycled and alternative materials, including aggregates, water, cementitious materials and fuels. Beneficial use of byproducts for cement and concrete production.
  • New Concrete Technology – Durability, extended service life models and validation, performance-based specifications to foster sustainability. Innovative concrete production methods.
  • Sustainability Initiatives – Green building codes and standards adopted by building owners, designers, contractors and product manufacturers. Economic incentives and legislation.
  • Functional Resilience – High-performance concrete applications in buildings and infrastructure, fortified building codes and community initiatives focusing on disaster resistance and adaptive reuse.

For a complete list of speakers and topics, and to register for the conference, visit

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