Tech Tuesday Webinar on Low-Carbon Concrete Next Week
Register now for next week’s Tech Tuesday Webinar featuring Robert Spragg of FHWA and Tom Van Dam of WJE Associates.
The webinar will focus on approaches to reduce the upfront Engineered Cementitious Composite (ECC) of concrete used for paving applications. This represents but one component of the overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with a pavement over its lifecycle and can be an important early step in bringing attention to the need for carbon reduction as well as implementing quantifiable change. Reducing the ECC of paving concrete relies on strategies that are within the scope of designers, material specifiers, and construction staff at agencies. These strategies include 1) those targeting the cementitious binder, 2) those targeting the concrete mixtures to optimize binder content, 3) strategies to reduce the embodied carbon content of aggregates, and 4) performance specifications for concrete mixtures. The webinar will also highlight means to quantify the potential improvements the strategies mentioned offer.