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 course will analyze the top ten strategies to take advantage of concreteâ€™s benefits while ensuring the lowest possible carbon footprint.
- Understand the basics of embodied carbon of concrete.
- Evaluate the immediate steps that can be taken to reduce carbon footprint when specifying concrete.
- Prioritize design strategies to get the greatest reductions in carbon footprint using current technologies and design tools.
- Explore how innovative technologies will result in zero carbon concrete in the future.
Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of concrete.