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2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference Co-Sponsorship Agreement

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA) and Concrete Foundations Association (CFA) are co-sponsoring the upcoming 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference scheduled for May 6-8, 2013 in San Francisco at the Hotel Sofitel.

The Conference is designed to bring researchers and practitioners together to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge, and tools to build the future of concrete construction as it relates to sustainable design, construction and manufacturing. The Conference will provide learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete design, construction and manufacturing. Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals are invited to attend, submit papers and give presentations.

If you are a researcher, academic, student, engineer, architect, contractor, concrete producer, public works official, government agency, material suppliers, concrete industry professional, developer, or owner involved in concrete sustainability, this Conference is for you.

Conference Topics:

• 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.

• GREEN CONCRETE 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.

• SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES Green building codes and standards adopted by building owners, designers, contractors and product manufacturers. Economic incentives and legislation.

• FUNCTIONAL RESILIENCE High performance concrete applications in buildings and infrastructure, fortified building codes, and community initiatives focusing on disaster resistance and adaptive reuse.

The Conference will consist of presentations (paper and non-paper) and discussions related to design, specifying, manufacture, testing, construction, maintenance and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development. The tentative program will be 2 full days May 7 and 8 consisting of opening and closing general sessions with keynote speakers, and a series of concurrent technical sessions and panel discussions. Evening social events will take place on May 6, 7 and 8.

Find more information as well as registration and hotel links on the Conference Web site at You are also welcome to contact Jim Baty, CFA Technical Director at or 866-232-9255.

Conference History: The 2013 conference will be the 8th annual conference held in the U.S.

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