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Opening Keynote Sessions 1A and 1B


  • 1A - Ed Mazria, Architecture 2030 (USA): RESET! The Road to Zero Carbon

  • 1B - Dr. Andrew Minson, Global Cement and Concrete Association (United Kingdom): 2050 Carbon Reduction Ambitions 


Technical Sessions 1C and 1D


  • 1C - Wes Sullens, US Green Building Council (USA): The Future of LEED and Carbon Reduction 

  • 1D - Rick Bohan, Portland Cement Association (USA): Carbon Capture at the Cement Plant: Challenges and Opportunities 


Technical Sessions 2A and 2B


  • 2A - Jennifer Mitchell, LinkedIn (USA): Carbon Reduction Goals at LinkedIn 

  • 2B - Dr. Chris Drew, Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill (USA): Low Carbon Concrete Building Design 


Technical Sessions 2C and 2D


  • 2C - Ryan Cialdella, Ozinga (USA): Research on Low Carbon Concrete 

  • 2D - Lionel Lemay, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (USA): The Top 10 Ways to Reduce Concrete’s Carbon Footprint 


Technical Sessions 3A and 3B

  • 3A - Dr. Sui Tongbo, Sinoma Research Institute (China): Progress of Low Carbon Cement in China 

  • 3B - Dr. Agnieszka J. Klemm, Glasgow Caledonian University (Scotland): Towards More Sustainable Construction: Can Internal Curing by SAP Provide a Viable Solution for Eco-efficient Cementitious Materials? 


Technical Sessions 3c and 3d


  • 3C - Dr. Colin Lobo, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (USA): Impact of Specifications and Quality on Concrete’s Carbon Footprint 

  • 3D - Dr. Sivakumar Kandasami, Larsen & Toubro (India), Post Covid-19 World: Possibilities, Evolutions and Trends in Concrete 


Technical Sessions 4B and 4B


  • 4A - Lindsay Rasmussen, Architecture 2030 (USA): The Path to CarbonPositive 

  • 4B - Stacy Smedley, Skanska (USA): Building Transparency and the EC3 Tool 

Technical Sessions 4c and 4d


  • 4C - Dirk Kestner, Walter P Moore (USA): Case Studies of Collaborative Embodied Carbon Reduction through WBLCA and EPD’s 

  • 4D - Michael Watson, First Graphene (United Kingdom): Influence of Pristine Graphene Particle Sizes on Physicochemical, Microstructural and Mechanical Properties of Portland Cement Mortars 


Keynote Sessions 5A and 5B


  • 5A - Martha Herrera Gonzalez, ARISE (Mexico): Disaster Resilient Communities 

  • 5B - Aris Papadopoulos, Resilience Action Fund/Florida International University (USA): Resilience – The Ultimate Sustainability 


Technical Sessions 5C and 5D


  • 5C - Dr. Jeremy Gregory, MIT (USA): The Importance of a Life Cycle Perspective in Evaluating Building Resilience 

  • 5D - Evan Reis, US Resiliency Council (USA): Designing Resilient Structures 


Technical Sessions 6A and 6B


  • 6A - Dr. Behzad Nematollahi, Swinburne University of Technology (Australia): 3D Printing Concrete Structures

  • 6B - Don Davies, Magnusson Klemencic Associates (USA): Life Cycle What? – Meeting the ask for Lower Embodied Carbon Concrete Design and Construction


Technical Sessions 6C and 6D


  • 6C - Dr. Michael Lepech, Stanford University (USA): Durability Modeling for Increased Sustainability of Reinforced Concrete Structures

  • 6D - Ian Riley, World Cement Association (United Kingdom): Climate Change and the Cement & Concrete Industry Response, World Cement Association initiatives


Technical Sessions 7A and 7B


  • 7A - Dr. Franz Ulm, MIT (USA): Using Molecular Modeling to Design for Resilience 

  • 7B - Jamie Farny, Portland Cement Association (USA): Embracing the Use of Blended Cements to Reduce Concrete’s Carbon Footprint 


Technical Sessions 7C and 7D


  • 7C - Larry Busch, Cadman Inc. (USA): A RMC Producer’s Journey to Embed Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) 

  • 7D - Dr. James Aldred, University of New South Wales (Australia): Assessment and Mitigation of Microbially Induced Corrosion of Concrete 


10:00-11:00 - Technical Sessions 8A and 8B


  • 8A - Dr. Rafic Minkara, Chair, American Coal Ash Association Technical Committee (USA): Initiatives and Technologies to Expand the Supply of Supplementary Cementitious Materials 

  • 8B - Angel Albelleira, Chair, ASTM C09.23.07 Committee on Chemical Admixtures for Segregation Resistance (USA): Using Polycarboxylate-based Water Reducers to Enhance Sustainability of Concrete Construction 


11:30-12:30 - Panel Discussion 8c

  • 8C - Carbon Reduction Policies 
    While leading global cities have been widely hailed in driving climate policy by reducing operational carbon emissions of buildings, embodied carbon has gone largely unaddressed. In 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the Buy Clean California Act, which triggered the emergence of embodied carbon as a key consideration in building decarbonization. Now through policies to reduce the embodied carbon of concrete such as the City of Portland and Marin County Low Carbon Concrete Codes, new attention is being paid to carbon emissions created during the manufacture, transport and construction of building materials. This panel will address emergent embodied carbon reduction policies, the associated challenges of databases and benchmarks, finding practical solutions, and development of new resilient models that embrace the circular economy. 

    • Tien Peng, Senior Vice President, Codes and Standards, NRMCA (USA)

    • Bruce King, Founder and Director, Ecological Building Network (EBNet) (USA)

    • Stacey Foreman, Sustainable Procurement Program Manager, City of Portland, OR (USA)

    • Patrick Enright, Senior Green Building Engineer, City of Vancouver (CANADA)

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