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NRMCA Selects Speakers for 2012 International Concrete Sustainability Conference

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Speakers have been selected for NRMCA's 7th annual International Concrete Sustainability Conference to be held May 7-10 in Seattle. Over 60 world renowned experts will present the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainability.

Keynote speakers for the plenary sessions include:
• Denis Hayes, president and CEO of Bullitt Foundation, founder of Earth Day and honorary chairman of the Earth Day Network, will present a comprehensive and visionary view of sustainability coupled with building industry leadership demonstrated by the zero-carbon Cascadia Center in Seattle.
• Dr. Franz-Josef Ulm, PhD, George Macomber Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and director of the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub, will discuss model-based life-cycle assessment for sustainable engineering design.
• Dr. Michael Lepech, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, will explore "bendable concrete", a new class of high performance fiber reinforced concrete that exhibits mechanical properties similar to ductile metals.

Technical presentation include topics relating to life cycle assessment, low impact development, green concrete, sustainability initiatives and functional resilience. A complete list of speakers and additional details about the conference is available online at The conference provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction. This year’s conference will take place at the Seattle Renaissance Hotel and the University of Washington campus.

For more information, contact NRMCA's Lionel Lemay at or 847-918-7101.


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