Northwestern-ACBM, NRMCA chiefs to address European Ready-Mixed Congress

Northwestern University Civil Engineering Professor and Center for Advanced Cement-based Materials founding director Surendra Shah will open the European Ready-Mixed Concrete Organization Congress XVII, June 4-5, in Istanbul, with a keynote, “Advances in Concrete Science in the last 50 years.”

North American delegates joining him on the program are National Ready Mixed Concrete Association President Robert Garbini, scheduled to present “Product Transparency: North American Experiences toward EPDs, CSRs and HPDs for Concrete” and “Initiatives in the United States to Improve Concrete Quality;” NRMCA Vice President, Sustainability Tien Pien, “Enhancing Community Resiliency with Ready Mixed Concrete;” and, Grace Construction Products veteran and Massachusetts-based consultant Ara Jeknavorian, “A Holistic Perspective on the Role of Concrete Admixtures for Sustainable Concrete Construction.”

They are among 60 presentations Congress organizers have scheduled under the themes Sustainability of Concrete Solutions; Contribution of Concrete to Society; Advances in Concrete Production and Use; and, Marketing and Management. The Turkish Ready-Mixed Concrete Association is hosting the event at the Istanbul Military Museum, coupling the presentation tracks with a materials and equipment exhibit. —;