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Early-Bird Deadline Approaching: Firm Up Your Knowledge of Concrete Sustainability

Thursday, March 21, 2013  
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Don’t miss the chance to get the early-bird rate to attend the 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, scheduled for May 6-8 in San Francisco.

Hosted by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), a member of the National Institute of Building Sciences, this 8th annual conference will give attendees a firm hold on the topic of concrete and 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 and concrete industry professionals are invited to attend the conference. 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.


Attendees are eligible to receive up to 12 professional development hours (PDHs). See the full program, list of speakers and presentation topics.

The early-bird rate of $395 ends April 14. Full registration for the conference is $495. Don’t miss the chance to save $100.

Register today!





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