Date: April 27, 2022
Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST
Presenter: Kevin MacDonald, PhD, P.E. (President, Beton Consulting Engineers)
Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Credits PENDING) AS SOON AS CREDITS ARE APPROVED, THE CREDITS PAGE ON THE WEBSITE WILL GO LIVE.
Registration Link: https://cvent.me/8ZMV7E
Description: Green building is the concept of constructing buildings we need today without depleting resources for future generations. In the new world of sustainable building, information about the strength, durability, and indestructible nature of concrete as a resourceful building material is emerging. Amid the teardown-and-replace mentality still pervasive in the world today, concrete stands out defiantly. Try to replace concrete with an alternative building material, and you’ll be hard pressed to find a substitute possessing the same thermal qualities, design flexibility, and permanence. This presentation will discuss where we are at as a green industry and the various ‘green” efforts that have been used in concrete production, such as substituting relatively high percentage of cement by fly ash (up to 100%), the use of other natural pozzolans, and development of concrete with recycled or waste materials. The presenter will also discuss where the industry might be headed in the future. Finally, problems in the realization of and potential barriers to green concrete construction are also discussed.
- Understand the basics of SCM replacement in concrete mixtures.
- At the conclusion of the presentation, participants will have a better understanding of what is being done to make concrete construction more environmentally friendly.
- Learn where the concrete construction industry might be headed with regards to green building and sustainability.
- Understand the problems in the realization of and potential barriers to green concrete construction.