Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
The Concrete Sustainability Conference, April 13-15 in Tempe, Ariz., offers these speakers and themes for opening, general or closing sessions: Mark Wilhelm, Green Ideas Environmental Building Consultants, LEED green building rating system update; Wayne Trusty, Athena Institute, life-cycle assessment and environmental performance measurement; Dr. Franz-Josef Ulm, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub, nanotechnology-based cement and concrete improvements; and, Dr. Paul Johnson, Arizona State University's Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, how ASU became one of the country's most sustainable universities.
Sponsored by NRMCA and ASU's School of Sustainable Engineering and The Built Environment, the conference will feature more than 50 speakers amid learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete production and practice. Session or program topics will include Measuring Stormwater Quality Improvement through Pervious Concrete Paving, Recycling Carbon Dioxide into Concrete, and Influence of City Street Pavement Type on Fuel Consumption and Emissions. Additional program and registration details can be obtained at www.SustainabilityConf.org.