LEARNING CENTER
Concrete Innovations Learning Center is designed to bring practitioners, researchers and policy makers together to exchange the latest innovations for sustainable concrete design, construction and manufacturing. Schedule.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

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


AWARD PROGRAM
The Concrete Innovations Award Program recognizes outstanding achievements in improving concrete performance and sustainability through improved products and processes. More.

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


VIEW PREVIOUS SESSION ON-DEMAND

JUN 08

11:00 - 13:00

​ONLINE LEARNING SESSION 3

Lowering the CO2 Footprint of Concrete with Portland-Limestone Cement (Type IL)

Product Spotlight presented by Titan America

This presentation will discuss recent trends that are driving interest for low carbon concrete and will describe the main levers for concrete producers to reduce CO2.  It will then introduce Portland Limestone Cement (PLC), also known as Type IL, and explain how PLC can be used to reduce the CO2 of concrete by approximately 10% without affecting strength or durability.  It will show data comparing PLC to conventional Type I and Type II cements and address how specifications and codes are including PLC.

 

Eric Koehler, Director of Quality, Titan America

 

Specifying Sustainable Concrete

Concrete is used in nearly every structure we build today, including buildings, bridges, homes and infrastructure. With greater emphasis placed on sustainability, design professionals are faced with the challenge of meeting traditional design criteria with evolving criteria that support green building and efforts to reduce impact on climate change. Performance-based specifications for concrete represent an important synergy with sustainability initiatives because they provide the opportunity to optimize mixtures for performance that can also reduce environmental impacts. Prescriptive specifications often adversely impact the environmental footprint of concrete structures. This presentation outlines how concrete performance can be improved while lowering environmental footprint by implementing performance-based specifications. 

Colin Lobo, PhD, Executive VP, Engineering, NRMCA

Brandon Wray, Director, Building Innovations, NRMCA

Moisture Control in Concrete Batch Plants to Control Costs and
Reduce Embodied Carbon

 

Product Spotlight presented by Hydronix

By using moisture control effectively in the concrete batching plants, it is possible to reduce the variations in the final product (strength, color and slump). This can then be used to optimize the cement in the mix design, effectively reducing the cost of concrete and removing nearly 10% of embodied carbon.

 

Neal Cass, Sales Manager, Hydronix

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JUL 13

11:00 - 13:00

​ONLINE LEARNING SESSION 4

  1. Concrete Sustainability Council Responsible Sourcing Certification presented by NRMCA

  2. Product Spotlight presented by Master Builders Solutions

AUG 17

11:00 - 13:00

​ONLINE LEARNING SESSION 5

  1. Technical Session (TBD)

  2. Product Spotlight presented by Giatec

SEP 14

11:00 - 13:00

​ONLINE LEARNING SESSION 6

  1. Technical Session (TBD)

  2. Product Spotlight (TBD)

OCT 12

11:00 - 13:00

​ONLINE LEARNING SESSION 7

  1. Technical Session (TBD)

  2. Product Spotlight presented by GCP

NOV 09

11:00 - 13:00

​ONLINE LEARNING SESSION 8

  1. Technical Session (TBD)

  2. Product Spotlight presented by Chaney Enterprises

DEC 07

11:00 - 13:00

​ONLINE LEARNING SESSION 9

  1. Technical Session (TBD)

  2. Product Spotlight (TBD)

DEC 31

23:59

AWARDS NOMINATION DEADLINE​​

  1. Nominations for 2022 Concrete Innovations Awards closes

  2. Access to online product spotlights and recorded learning sessions remain available until March 31, 2023

DATE TBD

CONCRETE INNOVATIONS AWARDS CEREMONY

Winners of the 2022 Concrete Innovations Awards will be announced at a live ceremony in early 2023 at a date and location to be determined.

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