Welcome to the 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, Boston, USA

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Join the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and other sponsors for the 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, May 12-15, in Boston (Cambridge). The 9th annual conference will be held in conjunction with the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Showcase scheduled for May 15, 2014. The International Concrete Sustainability Conference provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing, design and construction. Click here to download the conference brochure. Click here for the conference schedule.

Who Should Attend?
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. Click here to register. Click here for hotel reservations.

Continuing Education
Attendees of the
2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference and the 2014 MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Showcase in Boston are eligible to receive up to 18 professional development hours (PDH’s), depending on the number of sessions attended. Click here for preliminary program.

Session Topics
Experts will present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development.

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.

Principal Sponsors

NRMCA, based in Silver Spring, MD, represents the producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry. It conducts education, training, promotion, research, engineering, safety, environmental, technological, lobbying and regulatory programs. Visit www.nrmca.org.

The RMC Research & Education Foundation supports research and educational programs that increase professionalism and quality in the concrete industry. Launched in 1991, the Foundation provides resources for important projects such as securing research equipment for the A. H. Smith Research Laboratory and critical funding for the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub. Visit www.rmc-foundation.org.

Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at www.cement.org.

In Conjunction with

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is home of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, established with the goal of accelerating emerging breakthroughs in concrete science and engineering and transferring that science into practice. Research at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub is funded by RMC Research and Education Foundation and the Portland Cement Association and supported by National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Visit web.mit.edu/cshub/.

2014 Corporate Sponsors

*NRMCA Super Sponsor*

*NRMCA Super Sponsor*

*NRMCA Super Sponsor*


*NRMCA Super Sponsor*

*NRMCA Super Sponsor*

*NRMCA Super Sponsors sponsor all NRMCA events.

Click here for sponsorship information.

Optional Walk for Sustainability (additional fee required)

The RMC Research & Education Foundation is hosting the 4th annual Walk for Sustainability Charity Event–May 15, 6:30-7:30 AM. This event raises money for the foundation to help meet its goal of helping further the concrete industry through research and education. Participants are asked to gather pledges for walking on specific route, starting and ending at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge. This event requires an additional fee. Click here to register.