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NRMCA Calling for Abstracts

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) is seeking abstracts for the 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, to be held Monday, May 6th to Wednesday, May 8th in San Francisco at Hotel Sofitel.

Next year's conference marks the 8th year and is being conducted in cooperation with the Stanford University Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Dr. Michael Lepech, assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, said ''I am excited that the conference is coming to the San Francisco area in 2013 and that Stanford will contribute its expertise to the technical program.''

The NRMCA invites researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals to submit presentations. Abstracts can be submitted online, the deadline to submit is Friday, November 30th.

Suggested topics include the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as they relate to sustainability:

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.

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