Upcoming Events

Summer Workshop: TRB ADC60 Committee on Waste Management and Resource Efficiency

07/26/2016 - 07/29/2016

Topics include: climate adaptation, environmental liability management, environmental management systems, environmental training, green infrastructure, recovery and resilience, renewable energy, resource efficiency, stormwater management, sustainability, sustainable accounting standards, transportation infrastructure, waste management, and more! Hosted by the North Carolina Department of Transportation
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Sustainable Construction Materials and Technologies (SCMT4) 2016 Conference

08/07/2016 - 08/11/2016

The SCMT4 conference scientific program will feature topics of the latest research and development in all different materials. Papers are invited on materials that are used in construction including aggregates, bitumen, cementitious materials (fly ash, wood ash, slag, silica fume, natural pozzolans, and other similar materials), concrete, glass, gypsum, lime, masonry, metals, plastics, rock, timber and other materials of constructions. Papers on paints, adhesives, preservatives and preservation processes are also welcome. Abstract submissions are due July 15, 2015. The conference themes include:

  • Carbon Credits
  • Carbon Dioxide Sequestration
  • Designing structures with sustainable materials
  • Embodied energy from production
  • End of life-materials that can be demounted/deconstructed and reused or recycled
  • Energy requirements for transport and use. Energy management during construction
  • Energy management during use of the buildings and infrastructures
  • Greenhouse gas reduction
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Making construction materials durable
  • Maintaining quality and durability while achieving sustainability
  • Maintenance and repair technologies for sustainability of buildings and infrastructure
  • Mass balance - sources and final destinations of materials
  • New materials production and construction technologies using innovative materials
  • Recycling of municipal solid waste. Combustion ashes
  • Sustainability, quality, and public perception
  • Use of recyclable by-products in construction materials
  • Innovative and non-traditional materials
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Geo-Chicago 2016: Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment

08/14/2016 - 08/18/2016

GEO-CHICAGO 2016 builds on the success of GeoCongress 2008: Sustainability in the Geoenvironment that was held in New Orleans, USA in 2008. The theme of GEO-CHICAGO 2016 is Sustainability, Energy, and the Geoenvironment and it will feature the latest research advances and engineering‐practice innovations with a focus on characterization, modeling, design, construction, and field performance. The conference will include a wide range of knowledge-enhancing technical sessions, short courses, workshops, and technical tours. Conference technical topics include:

  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Geoenvironmental Systems
  • Materials and Resource Conservation
  • Waste Management and Remediation
  • Policy and Regulation
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