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Resilience, Durability Are Key Topics at 2016 Sustainability Conference

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Resilience and durability are receiving greater focus by governments and building codes in recent years. The 2016 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, scheduled for May 16-18 in Washington, DC, will feature several papers and presentations on the topic. Examples include:

• Nash Hasan, AECOM, U.S. - Sustainability and Durability of Concrete Placed in Cold Weather. Nash Hassan.
• R. Doug Hooton, University of Toronto - Improving Concrete Sustainability through Design for Durability. R. Douglas Hooton and Majella Anson-Cartwright
• Gonzalo Barluenga, University of Alcala, Spain - Assessment of Resilience and Sustainability of Cement Based Facades for Mid-rise Commercial Buildings Exposed to Coastal and Seismic Hazards. Gonzalo Barluenga, Oluwateniola Ladipo, Georg Reichard and Roberto T. Leon.
• Antonio Nanni, University of Miami, U.S. SEACON - A New Research Project Towards the Sustainability of Concrete, Antonio Nanni.
• Reed Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S. - Context-dependence of Hazard Mitigation Strategies: Building Case Studies Around the U.S. Reed Miller, Jeremy Gregory and Randolph Kirchain.

2016 ICSC will feature nearly 80 researchers and practitioners from 30 countries to present the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing, design and construction. Other topics include low impact development, life cycle assessment, material science and social responsibility.

SCC 2016 will feature nearly 120 expert researchers and practitioners from nearly 50 countries presenting on topics ranging from SCC materials and design methodology to production and quality control. Performance measurement, economics and sustainability of SCC, and many case studies involving the use of SCC in iconic structures will also be presented.

Click here now to register for both conferences for one low price. For more information, contact James Bogdan at or 412-420-4138.

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