Cement & Concrete: Avenues Towards Carbon Neutrality - Quality Concrete Mixes & Operational Ways to Reduce Carbon

Cement & Concrete: Avenues Towards Carbon Neutrality - Quality Concrete Mixes & Operational Ways to Reduce Carbon

Thursday, September 22, 2022 (3:00 PM - 8:00 PM) (EDT)


Quality Concrete Mixes & Operational Ways to Reduce Carbon

The concrete & cement industries are stepping up to meet the environmental challenges of today and tomorrow by reducing their embodied and life cycle carbon footprints. Learn how both the concrete and cement industries are meeting these challenges to reduce the carbon footprint in today's projects. This event will feature two presentations focusing on the cement and concrete industries roles in building to carbon neutrality. 

Please join the Kentuckiana Concrete Education Council, the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Kentucky Chapter and the Kentucky Concrete Association for an afternoon of education, refreshments and twilight racing at Churchill Downs on September 22, 2022 beginning at 3:00 PM and lasting until the final race of the evening.

Topics covered will include: 

-Portland Cement Association's Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality, which focuses on the five 'C's' in the entire concrete construction chain 

-Type IL cement(PLC), Type IT cement 

-Optimizing the design and construction of concrete structures to lower carbon footprint 

-Supplementary Cementitious Materials 

-Unique admixtures for reducing carbon footprint 

-Carbon Capture, Utilization & Storage (CCUS) 

-Technology utilization for reducing carbon footprint 

-Environmental Product Declarations 

-Other ways the industries are reducing embodied and life cycle carbon in the built environment 

About the Speakers:

Michelle Wilson, FACI, Senior Director, Concrete Industry Outreach & Support, Portland Cement Association

Ms. Wilson has over 25 years of experience relating to concrete materials, specifications, performance, troubleshooting and repair.  She is the primary author of PCA's "Design and Control of Concrete Mixtures," and she is responsible for PCA's technical resources covering the entire spectrum of cement and concrete technology.

Ms. Wilson served of the Board of Direction of ACI International and is a member of ACI Committees 321 Durability Code, 201 Durability, 132 Responsibility in Concrete Construction, 329 Performance Testing Requirements, E707 Specification Education, and is past chair of 301 Specifications for Concrete Construction.  She received the 2008 ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement and became a Fellow of the Institute in 2010.  She is also a member of ASTM Committee C09 Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, served on the C09 Executive Committee, and is current chair of Subcommittee C09.40-Specification for Ready Mixed Concrete.

Heather Brown, PhD, FACI, Vice President, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, imi (Irving Materials, Inc.)

Dr. Heather J. Brown spent 20 years as a Professor in the School of Concrete Construction Management at Middle Tennessee State University.  She directed a one-of-a-kind degree in Concrete Industry Management which is the flagship program of only five in the country located in TN, NJ, CA, TX and SD.  She helped over 1200 students graduate and obtain careers in the industry as well as facilitate hands-on research with concrete materials.  In 2021, Dr. Brown transitioned out of academia to lead a Quality Control department for concrete, asphalt, aggregates and soil stabilization with imi (Irving Materials, Inc.).  She is charged with incorporating current technology into quality control testing and providing optimized mix designs for durable and sustainable infrastructure.

Churchill Downs ~ Louisville, KY
700 Central Ave.
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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