The Global Concrete Summit is designed to bring practitioners, researchers and policy makers together to exchange the latest ideas, knowledge, and tools to build the future of concrete construction. The conference provides learning and networking opportunities on the latest innovations, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete design, construction and manufacturing.
Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, policy makers, public works officials, concrete producers, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals are invited to attend and present at the Conference.
Experts from around the world will present on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development.
INNOVATION Innovations in low-carbon concrete, durability, extended service life models and validation. Performance-based specifications to foster sustainability. Innovative concrete production methods. Alternative materials, including aggregates, water, cementitious materials and fuels. Beneficial use of byproducts for cement and concrete. Carbon sequestration and carbon mineralization.
RESILIENCE Planning and design that strengthens and renews the social and economic fabric of a community. Designing and specifying high performance applications in buildings and infrastructure, fortified building codes and community initiatives focusing on disaster resistance and adaptive reuse.
LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT Assessing carbon footprint, embodied energy and other environmental impacts for buildings, infrastructure, and cement and concrete manufacturing.
LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT Practices including pervious pavements and erosion control structures. Urban heat island reduction, light colored pavements, green roofs and cool communities.
SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY Community action and engagement. Sustainability initiatives adopted by businesses, building owners, designers and manufacturers, including health and wellbeing incentives and legislation.
HUMAN HEALTH Health and safety practices in concrete construction. Material ingredients and disclosure. Worker safety during the of COVID-19 pandemic.