Convening recently in San Diego for the first of two Concrete Sustainability Road-Mapping Workshops, ACI Strategic Materials Development Council members
Convening recently in San Diego for the first of two Concrete Sustainability Road-Mapping Workshops, ACI Strategic Materials Development Council members formulated plans for the industry to take proactive measures in ensuring that concrete is designed, specified, produced, and installed with an eye toward environmentally and socially responsible goals and improved quality of life. The gathering drew more than 40 representatives from industry suppliers, manufacturers, associations, architectural and engineering firms, and contractors.
The SDC is providing a unique opportunity to collectively define concrete’s role in sustainable development, including continually improving [its] environmental footprint, says SDC Managing Director Doug Sordyl. Developing a common vision and road map of specific actions and resources needed is essential, and the diversity of the concrete industry will be beneficial in moving toward that vision.
Participants have committed to continuing their work on a comprehensive road map; they invite additional stakeholders to attend a second workshop, Nov. 29-30, in St. Louis. Û www.concreteSDC.org