The 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference will take place May 6-8 in Redwood City (in the San Francisco Bay area) May 6 to 8. The 8th annual conference, hosted by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, will provide learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, through its Environmental Energy Technologies Division, is a co-sponsor of the conference.
Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals are expected to attend. More than 60 speakers will present the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as they relate to sustainability, including Berkeley Lab (EETD) researcher Dev Millstein, who will discuss the benefits of cool pavements.
A total of 18 technical sessions will feature 54 speakers presenting on topics ranging from green concrete and low-impact development to life cycle assessment and functional resilience. Organizations represented during the technical sessions include Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Stanford University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Cambridge, University of California at Berkeley, FHWA, NASA, PE International, Climate Earth, Skidmore Owings and Merrill, Arup, AECOM and Wildlife Habitat Council.