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NRMCA Calls for Abstracts

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, which represents producers of ready mixed concrete, seeks presentations for the 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference.

The NRMCA is seeking abstracts for its International Concrete Sustainability Conference, to be held at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge (outside of Boston, Massachusetts), May 12th -15th, 2014.

This will be the 9th annual conference to provide learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction.

The conference is geared toward researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals, who are also invited to submit abstracts for presentation.

Suggested topics include the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as it relates 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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