People engaged in construction and community development will enjoy this presentation by Lionel Lemay of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association at the 2020 Global Concrete Summit titled, “The Top 10 Ways to Reduce Concrete’s Carbon FootPrint”.
As noted by Lionel, concrete is the building block of modern society and the most widely used building material. Nearly every structure built today, including buildings, bridges, homes, and infrastructure uses concrete in some way.
It provides us with shelter along with places to work, learn and play. It connects us through roads and rapid transit and airports. Water is delivered and treated in concrete structures. Concrete is economical, available everywhere, durable, and versatile.
As demand for building construction continues to increase, it is likely the demand for concrete will also increase. Like all building products, however, concrete has a carbon footprint.
This presentation discusses the top ten strategies to take advantage of concrete’s benefits while ensuring the lowest possible carbon footprint.
Lionel is responsible for developing and implementing a new program to increase the market share of concrete in building construction through communications, project promotion, education and advocacy.
He leads a team of engineers, architects and government affairs professionals responsible for expanding and improving the use of concrete in building applications through education, research, communications and building code and legislative advocacy.
The Northwest Cement Council is a proud sponsor of the Global Concrete Summit.