NRMCA Presents Sustainable Plant Certification to California Structural Engineers

Last week, NRMCA Senior Director of Sustainability, Codes and Standards, Tien Peng presented the NRMCA Sustainable Concrete Plant (SCP) Certification to the Central California division of the Structural Engineers Association of California (SEAOCC). Approximately 40 participants from the structural engineering profession including Caltrans employees and local engineering students attended the session on sustainable concrete. The session focused on the certification to meet the sustainability initiatives underway from the concrete industry.

Specifiers and consumers alike are demanding more environmentally friendly projects and products. The SCP Certification not only reduces environmental burdens, but also increases efficiency and places ready mixed concrete plants in a position of industry leadership in the growing green movement. The SCP Certification provides quantitative, performance-based metrics to allow ready mixed concrete producers to demonstrate excellence in sustainable development. The program at SEOCC also introduced the development of a concrete Product Category Rule and the establishment of NRMCA’s Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) Program.

Peng was invited to speak at the event by Lisa Podesto, a SEAOCC member.  NRMCA encourages its members to engage the design community and suggest topics for education programs. 

For more information on the Sustainable Concrete Plant Certification Program, visit or contact Tien Peng at 206-913-8535 or

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