The American Concrete Institute (ACI) said it is aiming to reduce the environmental impact of its Fall 2010 Convention, to be held Oct. 24-28, in Pittsburgh, Penn. ACI will measure its landfill diversion rate in addition to participating in numerous other initiatives. A listing of these initiatives as well as recommendations attendees may follow may be found at www.aciconvention.org.
the convention, the “ACI Concrete Sustainability Forum III” will kick off five
days of concrete related events and sessions emphasizing sustainability. The
forum is third in a series designed to include attendees in discussion on
future international action regarding sustainability in the concrete industry,
as well as provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the current world
Many of the
30-plus technical sessions will cover the sustainability issues and
opportunities affecting the concrete industry today; five of which are approved
by the U.S. Green Building Council for three GBCI CE Hours towards the LEED
Credentialing Maintenance Program. Contractors’ Day will feature a session
outlining the bidding process of a LEED Project and a tour of the world’s
largest green convention facility, The David L. Lawrence Convention Center,
where the convention will be held.
to sessions and events, attendees can acquire knowledge and discuss pertinent
industry issues in committee meetings. ACI Committee 130, Sustainability of
Concrete, will meet Oct. 25 and 26. Committee meetings are open to all
convention attendees who wish to participate.
ACI's Fall Convention targets green approach
August 5, 2010