Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
NRMCA is accepting through October 30 abstracts for the 2016 International Concrete Sustainability Conference (2016 ICSC) scheduled for May 15-18 in Washington, D.C. Abstracts are encouraged on topics ranging from resilience and low impact development to life cycle assessment and material science as well as corporate social responsibility. Accepted abstracts, both papers and presentations, will be published online.
Under the theme “Spanning the Globe,” nearly 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world will convene October 26-30 at the Washington (D.C.) Hilton Hotel to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications and standards—amid other ACI fall convention activities.
Scheduled International Concrete Sustainability Conference speakers include Hank Keiper of the SEFA Group, who will present “The Future of Fly Ash is Under Our Feet,” during the May 12-14 event in Boston. He will discuss the dwindling availability of coal fly ash suitable for use as supplementary cementitious material in the U.S. due to environmental regulations and market factors. To ensure a future supply of high-quality, Class F fly ash, SEFA Group has modified its proprietary thermal beneficiation process to accept fly ash reclaimed from disposal sites, including both landfills and settling ponds. The adaptation of a proven technology will create a consistent supply of premium fly ash, prevent future disposal of material initially below ASTM C618 grade, and offer existing site