Reception: September 25, 2013. 6:00 pm.
10:00-11:00 am EST
• Introduction and CSHub Overview – Jeremy Gregory
• Life Cycle Cost Analysis for Pavements – Randolph Kirchain
• Pavement-Vehicle Interaction in LCA for Pavements – Franz-Josef Ulm
• Residential Buildings’ Energy Efficiency – Randa Ghattas
Please join us on Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at 2:00 pm Eastern to learn more about the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH) and its research activities. This 1.5 hour free webinar will include abbreviated overviews of the presentations and research reports released on August 11, 2011 during the 2011 MIT Concrete Industry Day. It will reveal the results of two years worth of effort in developing comprehensive strategies for new technologies, designs and policies associated with the future use of concrete pavements and buildings, and how concrete will contribute to meeting the "2030 Challenge." Environmental and cost impacts and the potential for huge improvements will be discussed.
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One of the largest investments of federal, state, and local governments is in our infrastructure, and the largest single component of this investment is in concrete. On Thursday, August 11, 2011 the Concrete Sustainability Hub at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (CSHub@MIT) will hold an informative and interactive 'CSHub@MIT Industry Day' in the Kresge Auditorium at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This event will reveal the results of two years of effort in developing comprehensive strategies for new technologies, designs, and policies associated with the future use of concrete and how concrete will contribute to meeting the '2030 Challenge'. Environmental and cost impacts and the potential for huge improvements will be discussed.
The morning session will present an overview that includes 1) Life Cycle Analysis(including Life Cycle Cost Analysis) 2) a unique science-based research program (developing an atom-by-atom understanding of the engineering properties of concrete) and the econometrics of sustainable development(economic growth, job creation). After lunch technical lectures and discussion will showcase the details of our approach. All of the principle investigators and researchers at MIT will be present throughout the day.
We expect nearly 1,000 participants from academia, industry, and federal, state and local agencies. At a time of tensions between the need to reduce the environmental carbon footprint and energy consumption of buildings and pavements, and the need to stay within budget, this meeting will be of interest to those who set policy and are responsible for strategic planning.
For more information and registration go to:
CSHub Industry Day Flyer [PDF]
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Please join us on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as researchers from the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH) unveil their initial research findings and progress.
The two inaugural work plans of the CSH are:
Lead investigators for both projects will be on hand to present their findings, answer questions and hear industry feedback on the future direction of the Concrete Sustainability Hub. The event is an opportunity for stakeholders in the concrete industry to see first-hand the progress being made at MIT and to meet the lead researchers.
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