NRMCA Delivers Resilient Solutions to New York Architects

Last week, Tien Peng, NRMCA vice president of sustainability, presented "Concrete Building Systems: Disaster Resilient Solutions" at the 2013 American Institute of Architects' (AIA) New York Chapter Procrastinator Days. The AIA conference allows architects to obtain continuing education credits while allowing sponsors the opportunity to deliver up-to-date topics. The Resiliency Track also featured sessions by NRMCA Associate member BASF Corporation, Hycrete and the Brick Industry Association. Approximately 80 architects and design professionals attended the conference at the AIA-NY office in New York City. With New York and New Jersey is in the mist of rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy, the AIA-NY's Committee on Design for Risk and Reconstruction (DfRR) sought a few select speakers who share a commitment to mitigating and adapting to natural and man-made disasters through the thoughtful design of the built environment.

NRMCA encourages its members to participate in local professional groups, such as AIA, ASCE or USGBC local chapters, and offer topics and speakers for education programs. For those who feel comfortable presenting, NRMCA also has a number of prescribed presentations ranging from specifying sustainable concrete to LCA of concrete structures. For the most complex topics, NRMCA can also provide technical staff to present at local events.

For more information on concrete resilience initiatives, please go to the updated Web page. For more information, contact Tien Peng at 206-913-8535 or

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