Sources: Concrete Advancement Foundation, Alexandria, Va.; CP staff The RMC Research & Education Foundation is now the Concrete Advancement Foundation, a change Executive Director Julie Garbini announced at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Board of Directors meeting in Las Vegas. Foundation Trustees approved the move to better reflect their organization’s body of work, which for three decades has helped…Read More
Sources: MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, Cambridge, Mass.; CP staff The newest Research Brief from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub illustrates how concrete practitioners can realize voluminous recycling and pozzolanic value extraction from municipal waste streams. “Open-loop Recycling of Glass in Concrete Provides Upcycling Opportunities” authors also posit a new metric for architectural/engineering/construction professionals: Mid- to high-rise buildings…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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