International Concrete Sustainability Conference,
May 6-8, 2013 - San Francisco, USA

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, along with 34 other sponsors, hosted the 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, May 6-8, in San Francisco (Redwood City), California. The 8th annual conference featured over 60 world renowned speakers and provided the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction.

Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals attended the conference.

Session Topics
Over 60 experts from around the world presented on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development.

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT Assessing carbon footprint, embodied energy and other environmental impacts for buildings, infrastructure, and cement and concrete manufacturing.

LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT Pervious pavements and erosion control structures. Urban heat island reduction, light colored pavements, green roofs and cool communities.

GREEN CONCRETE Recycled and alternative materials including aggregates, water, cementitious materials, and fuels. Beneficial use of byproducts for cement and concrete production.

NEW CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY Durability, extended service life models and validation, performance based specifications to foster sustainability. Innovative concrete production methods.

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES Green building codes and standards adopted by building owners, designers, contractors and product manufacturers. Economic incentives and legislation.

FUNCTIONAL RESILIENCE High performance concrete applications in buildings and infrastructure, fortified building codes, and community initiatives focusing on disaster resistance and adaptive reuse.

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Principal Sponsors

NRMCA, based in Silver Spring, MD, represents the producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry. It conducts education, training, promotion, research, engineering, safety, environmental, technological, lobbying and regulatory programs. Visit

The RMC Research & Education Foundation supports research and educational programs that increase professionalism and quality in the concrete industry. Launched in 1991, the Foundation provides resources for important projects such as securing research equipment for the A. H. Smith Research Laboratory and critical funding for the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub. Visit

Stanford University School of Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, medicine, energy, business and the built environment. Founded in 1925, the school has a tradition of pursuing multidisciplinary collaboration aimed at solving the most pressing global problems. Visit

Corporate Sponsors

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*NRMCA Super Sponsors sponsor all NRMCA events.