The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association is sponsoring the Third Annual Concrete Technology Forum: Focus on Sustainable Development scheduled for May 20-22 in Denver. The symposium will bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for concrete and sustainable development.

Over 50 technical sessions on state-of-the-art developments, new construction techniques and product formulations that optimize environmental performance of concrete construction will be presented including:

  • Pervious Concrete Systems
  • Concrete's Impact on Urban Heat Islands
  • The Carbon Footprint of Concrete
  • Sustainable Development Initiatives
  • Optimizing Recycled Content

Featured speakers include:

  • Scot Horst, president, Horst, Inc.
  • Michael Deane, operations manager for sustainable construction, Turner Construction Company
  • Dr. Victor Li, University of Michigan
  • Jean-Claude Roumain, corporate product manager, Holcim, Inc.

A product expo featuring companies that offer products and services for sustainable development will be open during the conference. Attendees will earn valuable professional development hours (PDHs) and will receive a copy of the conference proceedings.

Co-sponsors of the forum include BASF Construction Chemicals, CEMEX, Grace Construction Products, Holcim (US) Inc., Lafarge, Propex Concrete Systems, and Sika Corporation. Organizational Partners include American Coal Ash Association, American Concrete Institute, American Concrete Pavement Association, American Society of Concrete Contractors, Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Construction Institute of ASCE, Portland Cement Association, Rocky Mountain Cement Council, Silica Fume Association and Slag Cement Association.

Additional exhibitor and sponsor opportunities are available. Program details and registration information can be found online at by phone at (240) 485-1152.

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.