Join us for the 2014 International Concrete Sustainability Conference and the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Showcase, May 12-15, 2014, in Boston. The 9th annual Sustainability Conference and 5th annual MIT CSH Showcase will provide learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction.

Topics include:

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Methods for assessing carbon footprint, embodied energy and other environmental impacts for buildings, infrastructure, and cement and concrete manufacturing. Life cycle assessment tools and models for process and product innovations and green building.

LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT
Sustainable sites including pervious pavements, water conservation systems and erosion control structures. Urban heat island reduction including light colored pavements, exterior cladding, green roofs and cool communities.

GREEN CONCRETE
Recycled materials including ingredients, fuels and beneficial use of byproducts for cement and concrete production. Performance-based concrete including extended service life, performance based specifications, durability, opportunities and challenges.

NEW CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY
Durability, extended service life models, performance based specifications, innovative concrete production methods.

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES
Government initiatives including green building codes and standards, economic incentives and legislation. Private initiatives including voluntary programs adopted by building owners and developers, designers, contractors and product manufacturers.

FUNCTIONAL RESILIENCE
High performance concrete applications in buildings and infrastructure, fortified building codes and land use, event recovery and sustainable community initiatives focusing on disaster resistance and adaptive reuse potential.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals are invited to present and attend the conference.

Website: http://www.concretesustainabilityconference.org/