Effective next year, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has changed the name of its annual Concrete Technology Forum to Concrete Sustainability
Effective next year, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) has changed the name of its annual Concrete Technology Forum to Concrete Sustainability Conference, highlighting the event’s primary focus since its 2006 inception as well as a chief industry priority. The 2010 Concrete Sustainability Conference, scheduled for April 13-15 in Tempe, Ariz., will be cosponsored by NRMCA and the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University (ASU).
The fifth annual conference will address latest tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction. Researchers, academicians, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers, and concrete industry professionals are invited to attend, submit papers and give presentations. Possible topics include:
- Low Impact Development, e.g., pervious pavements, erosion-control structures
- Urban Heat Island Reduction, e.g., ultra-thin and thin whitetopping, exterior cladding, and green roofs
- Carbon Footprint and Embodied Energy, e.g., energy-efficient buildings, cement and concrete production
- Sustainable Development Initiatives, e.g., process and product innovations, green building rating systems
- Recycled Materials, e.g., use of by-products for cement and concrete production
- Performance-based Concrete, e.g., extended service life, performance-based specifications
- Government Initiatives, e.g., economic stimulus and incentives for sustainable technologies, green building and infrastructure projects, and energy legislation
- Private Initiatives, e.g., sustainability measures by building owners and developers, green building opportunities
Through the Nov. 20 deadline, abstracts may be submitted at www.SustainabilityConf.org.