Nrmca Adds Life-Cycle Assessment Course To Online Series

“Life Cycle Assessment of Concrete Structures” provides detailed instructions on using the LCA tool to evaluate building products’ and projects’ environmental performance, plus a look at how the concrete industry is applying such analysis to the production process

Source: National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.

Life Cycle Assessment of Concrete Structures details use of LCA tools to evaluate building productsÌ and projectsÌ environmental performance, and looks at how the concrete industry is applying such analysis to production. Life Cycle is the latest addition to an NRMCA online education and training series for building owners, design and construction professionals, as well as consumers.

The course will be offered (noon to 1:30 p.m. EST) on September 8 and the three following Wednesdays. In addition to LCA standards, topics include what makes a building, pavement and manufacturing process sustainable; critical review of current LCA computer models; existing LCA studies comparing concrete, steel, asphalt and wood; LCA in the manufacturing process; NRMCA carbon and energy calculator; and, results from the Concrete Sustainability Hub research project, The Edge of Concrete: A Life?Cycle Investigation of Concrete and Concrete Structures.

Life Cycle is the fourth NRMCA online offering of its kind this year, joining Pervious Concrete: A Stormwater Solution, Design of Concrete Pavements, and Building Green with Concrete. Registration can be completed online. Additional information on Life Cycle and the series can be obtained from NRMCA's Erin Ashley, 301/587-1400 ext. 1306; [email protected].