Dr. Michael Lepech, assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, said ''I am excited that the conference is coming to the San Francisco area in 2013 and that Stanford will contribute its expertise to the technical program.''
The NRMCA invites researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals to submit presentations. Abstracts can be submitted online, the deadline to submit is Friday, November 30th.
Suggested topics include the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as they relate to sustainability:
Life Cycle Assessment
Assessing carbon footprint, embodied energy and other environmental impacts for buildings, infrastructure, and cement and concrete manufacturing.
Low Impact Development
Pervious pavements and erosion control structures. Urban heat island reduction, light colored pavements, green roofs and cool communities.
Recycled and alternative materials, including aggregates, water, cementitious materials and fuels. Beneficial use of byproducts for cement and concrete production.
New Concrete Technology
Durability, extended service life models and validation, performance-based specifications to foster sustainability. Innovative concrete production methods.
Green building codes and standards adopted by building owners, designers, contractors and product manufacturers. Economic incentives and legislation.
High performance concrete applications in buildings and infrastructure, fortified building codes and community initiatives focusing on disaster resistance and adaptive reuse.
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