Time is always of the essence for the construction pro. In concrete construction, a shorter curing time means adding the next story to a concrete building sooner, or re-opening a major interchange faster. Here is the way to accelerate your project and also extend the life of your structures.
This course will provide learners with an introduction to Green Concrete. In addition, the course will examine the key components of Green Concrete Mixtures, illustrate some performance attributes of High-performance Green Concrete, and demonstrate the need for a process and methodology for quantifying sustainable concrete. Finally, the course will look at various project profiles that specified Green Concrete mixtures and how architects can incorporate this material to specify Green Concrete with a comparative life cycle assessment or Eco-Efficiency Analysis.
This technology is a proven solution to the shrinking and cracking that plague extension joints in concrete slabs. See examples of where it has been used, how it can reduce safety hazards and why it extends the life of the slab.
For years, much of the architecture, engineering, and construction community has been focused on reducing operational carbon. More recently, the detrimental effects of embodied carbon emissions on the environment have become pronounced, and nations, organizations, and individuals are turning their attention to the ways in which embodied carbon can be reduced or eliminated.
This course analyzes concrete’s role in achieving net zero carbon emissions by assessing material innovation, the impact of prescriptive and performance specifications on the environment, and the use of whole building life cycle assessments to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings.
This On Demand CEU is a recorded presentation from a previously live webinar event. This course explains some of the issues relating to concrete deterioration as a result of water penetration. The course also describes the different methods of dampproofing, waterproofing, and vaporproofing and differentiate between positive- and negative-side waterproofing. The course also identifies the various types of waterproofing systems and differentiates between them.
An inspiring look at what makes concrete one of the strongest, most durable and resilient building materials on earth.
Extreme weather events costs the US billions in recovery every year. Find out why building a resilient structure pays off.
Working with concrete doesn’t get any easier than this. With insulated concrete forms (ICFs), you get strength, flexibility and cost-efficiency all in one method. Once you use it, you’ll see why so many builders adopt the technique – and never look back.
Dr. Jeremy Gregory, MIT research scientist and executive director of the Concrete Sustainability Hub, discusses how the versatility of concrete results in a range of performance benefits.
Concrete gives you a lasting return on investment. Nothing is stronger, more durable or more versatile. To build a more sustainable future, we build with concrete.