Bring practitioners, researchers and policy makers together to exchange the latest innovations for sustainable concrete design, construction and manufacturing. View schedule.
Each session offers AIA Continuing Education and Professional Development Hours. Complete the form provided for each session to receive credits.
Recognizes outstanding achievements in concrete performance and sustainability. Nominate a project and view past winners.
SCHEDULE FOR UPCOMING SESSIONS
Tentative schedule. All time are shown in U.S. eastern time zone.
11:00 - 13:00
SESSION 18: PATHWAYS TO NET ZERO
Concrete Innovations: Pathways to Reducing Carbon Footprint
Donn C. Thompson, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, Senior Director, Building Innovations and Frank Mruk, FAIA, CSI, LEED AP, Senior Director, Building Innovations, NRMCA
Cutting-edge building projects must use durable materials that also help reduce carbon footprint. Concrete is the material of choice for the tallest buildings in the world and infrastructure designed to last centuries. This session explores how new products using pozzolans, calcined clay, biochar, and other innovations enhance a product that is nearly 5,000 years in development and provides another pathway for meeting future challenges in the built environment. This presentation includes the histories, compositions, and environmental impacts of these technologies and offers case studies to show how innovation is being put into action.
Product Spotlight - Giatec Scientific
Transform Concrete Mix Management with AI Precision: Let's Talk SmartMix
Sarah McGuire, AVP Business Development, Giatec Scientific
SmartMix™ automatically amalgamates data across thousands of tickets, providing instant reports to identify opportunities and cut waste, while maintaining performance. It calculates and gives insight into the greatest opportunities for optimization across high-production mixes, which allows experts to make decisions based on what’s most impactful to their business. SmartMix users are already reducing costs by up to 20% in a single mix! While cement reduction is a major component of concrete mix optimizations, it is by no means the sole defining factor. SmartMix excels at providing recommendations that are both optimal in cost and environmental impact, paving the way for CO2 reduction in the long run.
Product Spotlight - American Society of Concrete Contractors
Celebrating Success - Highlights of the Concrete Innovations Award Program
Lionel Lemay, PE, SE, LEED AP, Executive Vice President, Structures and Sustainability, NRMCA
The NRMCA Concrete Innovations Award Program recognizes outstanding achievement in concrete design and construction. Innovative projects that demonstrate outstanding achievements in performance while lowering environmental impacts including embodied and operational carbon footprint are awarded. This presentation will highlight the nominees and winners of the 2023 Concrete Innovations in the Innovative Project category and describe the criteria for the 2024 Concrete Innovations Awards.