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The 2011 International Concrete Sustainability Conference general and technical sessions will provide learning and networking opportunities on the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research, tools and solutions for sustainable concrete construction.


Tentative Schedule*


2011 International Concrete Sustainability Conference

August 8 Hyatt Regency Cambridge
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Registration Desk Open
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Opening Reception
August 9 Hyatt Regency Cambridge
7:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Desk Open
7:00 am – 8:15 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am G1 General Session
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm T1A, T1B, and T1C Technical Sessions
12:00 pm  –  1:15 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm T2A, T2B, and T2C Technical Sessions
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm T3A, T3B, and T3C Technical Sessions
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception
August 10 Hyatt Regency Cambridge
6:30 am – 7:00 pm Registration Desk Open
7:00 am – 8:15 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am T4A, T4B, and T4C Technical Sessions
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm T5A, T5B, and T5C Technical Sessions
12:00 pm  –  1:15 pm LUNCH
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm T6A, T6B, and T6C Technical Sessions
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm T7A, T7B, and T7C Technical Sessions
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Reception

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub Industry Day

August 11 MIT Campus
9:00 am – 12:00 pm General Session
12:00 am – 1:15 am Lunch
1:30 am – 3:00 pm Breakout Sessions


Accepted Abstracts*


Authors Title

Abdo, F.

FHWA Sustainable Highways Self Evaluation Tool: Concrete Pavement Contributions and Suggestions for Further Enhancement

Ahlstrom, G., Van Dam, T. and Smith, K.

The FHWA Sustainable Pavements Program

Anderson, E.

Use Sustainable Concrete with Increased SCM Content while Shortening Curing Time with Advanced Heat Control for Hydronic Cured Concrete Directed by Laboratory Established Maturity Curves

Ashley, E.

Life Cycle Assessment in the Codes and Standards of Today and Tomorrow

Bayne, C.

Energy Management and Corporate Sustainability - The Practical Approach

Bhattacharjee, B.

A Sustainability Performance Index for Concrete

Buffenbarger, J. and  Miltenberger, M.

Achieving Differential Durability and Extended Service Life with Blended Cements

Bühler, E.

Recovered Mineral Component's Impact on Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Concrete and Providing Material Resilience - Furthering Sustainability Through Long-Term Durability

Bury, M.  and Ryan, R.

Sustainable Concrete Practices: Using a Hydration-Controlling Admixture to Improve Your Economic and Environmental Position

Chen, W.

Service Life Design Guidelines for Underground Facilities

Colangelo, F., Cioffi, R. and Santoro, L.

Use of CKD and Wastewater Sludge in the Manufacture of Artificial Aggregates

Constantino, C. and Bury, M.

The Sum of the Parts Equals Sustainability

Cost, T.

Concrete Sustainability Versus Constructability - Closing the Gap

Demich, G.

Sustainability Rating Systems - Why Bragging Rights Aren't Enough

Donovan, M.

The Tenant Avenue Bridge, Built with Enivironmtentally Friendly Concrete

Drimalas, T., Kruse, K., Bentivegna, A., Folliard, K., Brown D. and Sandberg, P.

Effect of In-Boiler Additions to Coal Combustion on Composition, Compressive Strength Development and Durability of Resulting Combustion Products

Durschlag, H., Norford, L., Goerger, B. and Yang, E.

The Effect of Wall Construction Materials on the Air Leakage of Single-Family Houses.

Estrada, H. and Lee, L.

Comparative Analysis of the Embodied Energy and Carbon Footprint of Concrete and Other Construction Materials

Farrington, S.A. and Luciano, J.J.

Use of Limestone Fillers in Portland Cement Binders: A Study of the Potential for Thaumasite Sulfate Attack

Fidjestol, P.

Improving Sustainability of Concrete Construction – The Role of High Strength Concrete

Frank, D.

Update on the PCI Sustainable Plant Program for Precast Concrete Plants

Ghosh, I.

Potential Climate Change Impacts on CSO Infrastructure: Grey vs. Green Approach

Gómez Gutiérrez, M.

Pervious Concrete Pavement: Building a Sustainable Mexico City

Grove, J., Vanikar, S.  and Tayabji, S.

Concrete Pavement Sustainability-Current Success and Future Opportunities

Hair, L.

Green Infrastructure for Stormwater Management

Hannah C. Schell, Jana Konecny

Performance Based Concrete in Ontario

Haselbach, L.

Metrics and Decision Processes for Assessing Low Impact Development (LID) BMP Performance to the Maximum Extent Feasible in a Highway Setting

Haselbach, L., Boyer, M. , Kevern, J. and Schaefer, V.

How a Pervious Concrete System with a Low Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) May Aid in Mitigating the Urban Heat Island Effect

Hedayatnasab, A. and Limbachiya, M.

A Study Showing The Influence of Differing Percentage of Coarse RCA Containing Gypsum on Properties of Concrete

Henkensiefken, R.and Donovan, J.M.

Sustainable Concrete Design in the Green Revolution: A Producer’s Perspective

Hsu, L., Love, A., Norford, L. and Ochsendorf, J.

From Cradle to Grave: Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon Benchmarking of Buildings

Hu, J.

Feasibility Study of Using Recycled-Concrete Fine Aggregate in Self Consolidation Concrete

Ingerson, D.

Biodiversity at Ready Mix Concrete Plants

Jeknavorian, A.

Chemical Admixtures of the Future: Opportunities and Challenges for Sustainable Concrete Production, Placement, and Service Life

Justice, K.

EPA's Pourous Pavement Research Center in Edison, N.J.

Koehler, E. and Groh, D.

Role of Process Control in Improving the Sustainability of Concrete Production

Kuebler, T.

Legislating and Building a Sustainable Roadway Infrastructure

Lane, B.

Sustainable Pavement Design and Construction Practices in Ontario, Canada

Lemay, L.

Measuring Sustainable Concrete Production Practices

Lepech, M. , Geiker, M. and Stang, H.

Design of Sustainable Reinforced Concrete Infrastructure Using Probabilistic Life Cycle Assessment and Durability Methods

Littlewood, D., Radlinska, A. and Welker, A.

Forensic Analysis of Aged Pervious Concrete Pavement

Love, A. and Norford, L.

Thermal Performance of Concrete Facades

Mahgoub, M.  and Bassiouny, M.

Obtaining High Strength Concrete Using Recycled Aggregate Concrete by Matching Its Gradation with Normal Aggregate Concrete Power Gradation Curve

Martin, J.R.

Full Depth Reclamation with Cement – A Sustainable Solution to Reconstructing Failed Asphalt Roads

Morohashi, N. and Sakurada, T.

Bond Splitting Strength of High-Fluidity Recycled Aggregate Concrete Beams with Medium Quality Recycled Coarse Aggregate in Japanese  Industrial Standard

Morrical, S., Laker, T. and Descheneaux, B.

The Evaluation and Selection of Natural Supplementary Cementitious Materials for Blended Cements.

Obla, K.

Making Concrete with a Lower Environmental Footprint

Obla, K.

Role of Performance Based Specifications in Sustainable Development

Offenberg, M.

Laboratory Evaluation of Coal Combustion By-Products on Raveling Potential of Pervius Concrete

Patrick, B., Tia, M. and Shoucair, J.

Mechanical Behavior of Concrete Made from Marginal Aggregates

Pirozzi, M.

The Use of Sustainable, High-Performance Concrete in New York City

Sayed,  A. E.  and Mohamed, R. A. S.

Recycling of Crushed Demolished Concrete in Structures

Shao, Y. and Monkman, S.

Performance of Slag-Cement Concrete Subject to Early Carbonation Curing

Smartz, B., Laker, T. and Van Dam, T.

Uus of Performance Based Portland Limestone Cements (ASTM C1157) in Colorado and Utah: Laboratory Durability Testing and Case Studies

Stone, G., Patterson, J. and Clodic, L.

Durability of Ternary Cementitious Blends Containing Precipitated Calcium Carbonates Manufactured from Sequestered CO2

Szecsy, R.

When Worlds Collide: Project Specifications vs. Sustainable Initiatives

Tennis P. and Melander, J.

Hydraulic Cement Specifications:  Enhancing Concrete Sustainability

Tuladhar, R., Smith, M., Raj Pandey, G. and Joyce, P.

Use of Pitchstone Fine as a Partial Replacement of Portland Cement for Sustainable Concrete

Tyson, S., Tayabji, S. and D. Merritt

Precast Prestressed Concrete Pavements for Long-Life, Low-Cost, and Sustainable Pavement Rehabilitation

Vancura, M., MacDonald, K. and Khazanovich, L.

From Surface to Microstructure:  Investigating the Causes of In-Service Pervious Concrete Raveling Distresses

Van Dam, T., Meijer, J., Ram, P., Smith, K.and Belcher, J.

Consideration of Economic and Environmental Factors Over the Concrete Pavement Life Cycle – A Michigan Study

Verian, K., Jain, J., Whiting, N. and Olek, J.

Mechanical and Durability Properties of Concretes Made with Different Levels of Recycled Concrete as Coarse Aggregates

Vestergaard Nielsen, C.

Recycled Concrete Aggregates for Use in New Concrete – European Experiences

Yurdakul, E., Taylor, P., Ceylan, H. and Bektas, F.

Minimizing Cementitious Content for Performance and Sustainability in Rigid Pavements


*Subject to change at any time. Speakers and presentation topics listed here have been accepted for the conference. However, there may be changes to speakers and presentation titles.



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