The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association will host its first International Concrete Sustainability Conference, December 13-14, 2010 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), in partnership with Grey Matters Consultancy of UAE. NRMCA has hosted the Conference in the U.S. since 2006. It has gained significant interest from international researchers and practitioners, prompting the move to an international venue in its fifth consecutive year.

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 and construction. Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals have attended past conferences. Experts will present on the latest developments related to sustainable design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction and maintenance of concrete, including:

  • Low Impact Development
  • Urban Heat Island Reduction
  • Carbon Footprint and Embodied Energy
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Green Concrete
  • Recycled Materials
  • Performance-based Concrete
  • Government and Private Initiatives
  • In addition, the Conference will present introductions to several NRMCA popular certification programs:

  • NRMCA Certified Concrete Technician, Level 2
  • NRMCA Certified Concrete Sustainability Professional
  • NRMCA Green-Star Plant Certification
  • Details on speakers and sessions can be found at