• TRB 100th Annual Meeting - A Virtual Event

      January 24–28, 2021

    • Online Program


Annual Meeting Event Detail

Workshop 1007

1007 - Emerging Sustainable Technologies for Cement and Concrete

Thursday, January 21 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM ET
Jonathan Porter, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech),
Jan Olek, Purdue University

Sponsored by:
Standing Committee on Advanced Concrete Materials and Characterization (AKM50)

As the world's second-most widely used material behind water, concrete is a core ingredient of American infrastructure, including its use to build roads and bridges on the National Highway System. Concrete, due to its long service life, has a low environmental cost; however, its major component, ordinary portland cement (OPC), in manufacturing, gives off a large amount of carbon dioxide; and by reducing or replacing OPC, significant sustainability improvements will result. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is supporting research to increase access to potential replacements or alternatives for portland cement. This workshop will explore the future of alternative cementitious materials and non-traditional supplementary materials for reducing our carbon footprint and creating more sustainable, resilient, and durable infrastructure for the future.

No agenda available

Title Presentation Number
Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence based Data-Driven Methods for Concrete Optimization and CO2 Intensity Reductions
Gaurav Sant, University of California, Los Angeles
Nontraditional SCMs and Inorganic Polymers for Concrete in Transportation
Jan Olek, Purdue University
Farshad Rajabipour, Pennsylvania State University
Sulapha Peethamparan, Clarkson University

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