ACI's seventh Concrete Sustainability Forum will update attendees on the evolving landscape of concrete sustainability and structural resilience. Examples of new sustainable and innovative concrete technologies from around the globe will be highlighted. An overview of current code activities from the American Concrete Institute, Fédération Internationale du Béton, and other international concrete organizations will be presented. The Forum will include a panel discussion that will challenge speakers and attendees to identify opportunities to integrate sustainable and resilient theories into plans, projects, and international codes. The Forum will be followed by a keynote Luncheon featuring a prominent industry leader. Docent- and curator-led tours of the "Designing for Disaster" exhibit at the U.S. National Building Museum will follow the Luncheon. Buses will transport interested attendees to/from this extraordinary limited-time-only exhibit.
Preregistration to the Forum is required but free to registered ACI Convention attendees. A $40 payment is required to attend the keynote Luncheon and includes complimentary shuttle service to/from the National Building Museum and entrance to the National Building Museum exhibits. Participants not registered for the ACI Convention can participate in the Forum, Luncheon, and Museum tour/exhibits for an all-inclusive fee of $90.
By attending this session, attendees will be able to:
1. Understand how codes from leading standards-developing organizations across the globe are providing engineers, researchers, and designers with resources to effectively incorporate concrete into green and sustainable projects;
2. Understand the current status of ACI committee 130’s sustainability report and ACI’s sustainability efforts;
3. Identify innovations that have been utilized in the concrete industry and construction community through low-carbon and carbon-utilization concrete; and
4. Understand how to ensure/improve the resilience