2014 Sustainability Conference to Focus on Concrete Pavement

The sustainability of concrete pavement will be a major focus at the 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, scheduled for May 12-15 just outside Boston in Cambridge, MA. Pavement topics include:

• Michael Culp, Team Leader-Sustainable Transport and Climate Change at FHWA, United States and Gina Ahlstrom, Senior Pavement Engineer, FHWA Office of Pavement Technology, United States will present FHWA’s sustainability initiatives.
• Paul Krekeler (invited), Policy and Planning Division, New York State Department of Transportation, U.S., will present New York State DOT’s GreenLITES green pavement rating system.
• Tom Kazmierowski, Golder Associates Ltd., former Manager of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) Materials and Engineering Research Office, Canada, will present a pavement rating system developed in Canada.
• Mehdi Akbarian, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S., will present The Impact of Pavement Properties on Vehicle Fuel Consumption within the Pavement Infrastructure.
• Michael Bienvenu, Florida International University, U.S., will present Comparison of Fuel Consumption on Rigid Versus Flexible Pavements in Florida.
• Aaron Crowley, Tennessee Technological University, U.S., will present A High Volume Fly Ash Concrete Mixture for Tennessee Bridge Decks.
• Carl Lenngren, Lund University, Sweden, will present Different Pavement Types and Rolling Resistance.
• Md Siddiqui, University of Texas at Austin, U.S., will present A Rational, Sustainable Approach to Pavement Concrete Mixture Design.
• Omar Swei, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S., will present Characterization of Principal Drivers of Variation in the Life-Cycle Cost Analysis of Pavements via a Scenario Space Analysis.
• Xin Xu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, U.S., A Probabilistic Approach to Comparative Life-Cycle Assessment of Pavements: Sensitivity and Scenario Analysis.

In total, over 60 world renowned speakers from 10 different countries will present during the conference. This year’s conference is being held in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub Showcase scheduled for May 15. The conference is co-sponsored by NRMCA, the RMC Research & Education Foundation and the Portland Cement Association. The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Showcase will feature key researchers who will present research on concrete science, buildings, and pavements using poster sessions, plenary presentations and interactive workshops.

Click here to download the complete speaker schedule, registration links and other information. For additional details, contact Lionel Lemay at LLemay@nrmca.org or 847-918-7101.

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