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Including MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub

LCA Research Results

 

August 4-7, 2014, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm ET

 

Four Live Webinars  |  6 Continuing Education Hours

 

This online course consists of 4 live Webinars along with downloadable presentations, reading, and unit quizzes. Attendance at all four Webinar sessions is encouraged. However, if you must miss a scheduled Webinar, you will have an opportunity to view a recording.

 

Live online Webinars are held from noon1:30 p.m. Eastern Time.

 

PURPOSE & BACKGROUND

 

Building owners, contractors, architects, engineers, specifiers and consumers are demanding more efficient and environmentally friendly projects and products. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is increasingly being used to evaluate structures and building products for environmental performance. This course provides detailed instruction on how LCA can be used to assess the environmental performance of concrete structures, including buildings and pavements. A review of new and existing research comparing the environmental life cycle performance of concrete and competing building materials will be presented. The course will also cover how the concrete industry is beginning to use LCA to evaluate and improve the concrete production process.

 

 

TOPICS COVERED

  1. What makes buildings, pavement, and manufacturing processes sustainable?
     

  2. Introduction to LCA Standards and the TRACI impacts
     

  3. Critical review of current LCA computer models
     

  4. Existing LCA studies comparing concrete and other building materials such as steel, asphalt and and wood.
     

  5. LCA and manufacturing process with an introduction to the NRMCA carbon and energy calculator.
     

  6. Updates to LCA research at the Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

HOW YOU WILL BENEFIT
 

This seminar will provide attendees with state-of-the-art strategies, technologies and methodologies for utilizing LCA to maximize the environmental performance of their project or manufacturing process. At the end of this course attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the benefits and limitations of LCA
     

  • Understand the definitions and terms used in performing LCA
     

  • Utilize LCA in the building codes and LEED
     

  • Understand the role of LCA in designing sustainable concrete buildings and pavements
     

  • Use the NRMCA carbon and energy calculator
     

  • Select which LCA model is best for a given application
     

  • Understand the research results from the Concrete Sustainability Hub at MIT

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
 

This course is intended for design professionals, along with technical and operations professionals in the ready mixed concrete industry.

 

 

INSTRUCTORS

  • Lionel Lemay  PE, SE, LEED AP  (BIO)
    NRMCA Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development

  • Tien Peng, LEED AP (BIO)
    NRMCA Senior Director, Sustainable Codes and Standards

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HOURS
 

This program is registered with AIA Continuing Education Systems. Participants who complete each webinar and associated quizzes will earn 6 Professional Development Hours, 6 AIA-CES, or 6 GBCI CE hours.

 

 

 

REGISTRATION FEE

 

$295 per person for 6 hours of training.


Registration fee provides you with access to 4 live Webinars, reading
material, quizzes, and a certificate of completion.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

 

Contact Jessica Walgenbach: jwalgenbach@nrmca.org, (240) 485-1152.

 

 


 

 

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