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LEARNING CENTER
Bring practitioners, researchers and policy makers together to exchange the latest innovations for sustainable concrete design, construction and manufacturing. View schedule.

 

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Each session offers AIA Continuing Education and Professional Development Hours. Complete the form provided for each session to receive credits. 


AWARD PROGRAM
Recognizes outstanding achievements in concrete performance and sustainability. Nominate a project and view past winners.

Schedule

SCHEDULE FOR UPCOMING SESSIONS
Tentative schedule. All time are shown in U.S. eastern time zone.

OCT 18

11:00 - 13:00

​​SESSION 16: CARBON REDUCTION STRATEGIES

Eco-Efficient and Carbon-Negative Supplementary Cementitious Materials Derived from Solid Wastes

Dr. Hongyan Ma, Associate Professor, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Missouri S&T

Using large-volume supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) to substitute Portland cement is still the most effective way to decarbonize concrete. However, many states are facing shortages of on-specification SCMs (e.g., class F and class C fly ashes and GGBFS). Meanwhile, the US has large repositories of alkali aluminosilicate solid wastes such as historically ponded coal combustion products, steel slags, and municipal solid waste incineration ashes, which are potential sources of unconventional or off-specification SCMs. In this presentation, artificial intelligence-guided and carbon-negative processes that can screen and upcycle such solid wastes into high-quality SCMs will be introduced. The goal of the new technologies is to maximize cement substitution without compromising the performance of concrete.

 

Product Spotlight - Climate Earth​

The Role of EPDs in the Digital Transformation of the Construction Industry

Chris Erickson, CEO, Climate Earth

 

This presentation will discuss how digital EPDs are forming the basis for new applications and are applied to analytics and real time visual reporting in support of the increasing demand for transparency. The presentation will Include a brief primer on real time EPDs and the key building blocks for EPD digital integration and how digital EPDs can be used in ready mixed concrete applications.

Product Spotlight - Holcim

Reducing Carbon Through Innovative Technology

Stephen Herald, Technical Services Manager and Kai Hilton, Quality Control Supervisor, Holcim

This presentation will discuss Tribology (pumping simulation), and Smartcast (leveraging sensors to accurately predict strength of reduced carbon mix designs). Several case studies on high-profile projects will be highlighted.

NRMCA Concrete Carbon Calculator 

Brandon Wray, Director, Building Innovations, NRMCA

NRMCA's new web-based tool empowers design and build teams to specify low-carbon concrete. The easy-to-use software compares projects using benchmarks for a baseline project versus proposed low-carbon concrete. You can use NRMCA benchmarks, GSA benchmarks and various state and local benchmarks…or set your own voluntary benchmarks for low carbon concrete. You can enter carbon footprint from your own EPDs or calculate carbon footprint by entering low-carbon mix designs. This presentation will demonstrate how to use the tool to help write specifications that allow for the lowest possible carbon footprint reductions.

NOV 15

11:00 - 13:00

SESSION 17

Technical Sessions TBD

Product Spotlight - CarbonCure

Product Spotlight - American Society of Concrete Contractors

 

Product Spotlight - Holcim

Harnessing the Power of Buy Clean for Your Growth, Our Planet and the Sustainability of the Built Environment

Michael Lemonds, Vice President, ESG and Chief Sustainability Officer, Holcim

Buy Clean ensures taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly, on materials that are manufactured in a cleaner, more efficient manner—reducing pollution and the negative health impacts that go along with it while supporting good American jobs. Learn about the basics of buy clean, the Federal Buy Clean Initiative, the Inflation Reduction Act and more in this 30 minute presentation.

Product Spotlight - Heidelberg Materials

DEC 13

11:00 - 13:00

SESSION 18

Technical Sessions TBD

 

Product Spotlight - American Society of Concrete Contractors

 

Product Spotlight - Giatec Scientific

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