International Concrete Sustainability Conference, Boston, USA


The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association hosted the International Concrete Sustainability Conference, May 12-15, in Boston (Cambridge). The 9th annual conference was held in conjunction with the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Showcase scheduled for May 15, 2014. The International Concrete Sustainability Conference provided learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing, design and construction.

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Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals are invited to attend, submit papers and give presentations.

Session Topics
Experts will present 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.

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

Based in Washington, D.C., with offices in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs. More information on PCA programs is available at

In Conjunction with

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is home of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, established with the goal of accelerating emerging breakthroughs in concrete science and engineering and transferring that science into practice. Research at the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub is funded by RMC Research and Education Foundation and the Portland Cement Association and supported by National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Visit

2014 Corporate Sponsors

*NRMCA Super Sponsor*

*NRMCA Super Sponsor*

*NRMCA Super Sponsor*


*NRMCA Super Sponsor*

*NRMCA Super Sponsor*

*NRMCA Super Sponsors sponsor all NRMCA events.