Sources: Heidelberg Materials North America, Irving, Texas; CP staff
Heidelberg Materials North America is offering a free American Institute of Architects-accredited course, “Mastering Sustainable Concrete: on the Road to Net Zero Construction,” informing owners, contractors, specifiers and designers of structural material choices that promote decarbonization. Available on AEC Daily’s online continuing education platform and geared toward learners with intermediate knowledge, the one-hour program focuses on the environmental impact of carbon emissions related to concrete, along with a basic overview of the material science behind mixtures. The course defines “supplementary cementitious materials” and how the term relates to reducing the carbon footprint of concrete.
Presenters cover the industry’s Roadmap to Net Zero Concrete and real-life examples of how to reduce the environmental footprint of concrete, including an in-depth account of how choosing specific materials during project planning, design, and construction results in low carbon mixes. They also review established and emerging carbon sequestration and carbon capture utilization and storage strategies.
“Mastering Sustainable Concrete: on the Road to Net Zero Construction” is part of a multifaceted effort on the part of Heidelberg Materials to be a leader in decarbonizing the concrete industry. In addition to its on-demand courses available through AEC Daily, the producer hosts various educational events and webinars. It educates employees in sustainability through structured training programs that develop and empower. To reach customers, designers and owners, the company works with trade groups and associations, conducting workshops and other events.