The built environment’s reinforced focus on carbon has placed considerable attention on concrete. As a key driver of embodied carbon of structures, concrete is often the first avenue where designers and builders seek to reduce carbon by optimizing mix designs. Several performance requirements also need to be met while reducing carbon – compressive strength at multiple milestones, shrinkage, finish, workability, and more as needed. ‘Performance-based’ specifications are touted as the best practice to ensure these outcomes, but during both design and execution – pursuing low-carbon concrete presents various challenges.
Join San Francisco Associate Prateek Jain and a panel of specialists on September 29th from 8:30-9:30am where they will discuss a variety of these challenges and how to prepare for them. These lessons are based on experience from several projects that implemented low-carbon concrete mix designs.
The session will share perspectives from the key players involved in delivering such projects. Prateek will be joined by Jessie Buckmaster of Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction, Juan Gonzalez of Central Concrete supply, and Lindsey Maclise of Forell | Elsesser Engineers.
We look forward to seeing you at this informative discussion to both prepare for challenges associated with low-carbon concrete and to be inspired to implement these strategies in design.