Empowering Communities Through Resilient & Sustainable Design

Optimizing the building envelope is essential to achieving
energy efficiency, decarbonization, and sustainability. As
is understanding available building options and financial
incentives.
Join us for a lively morning around implementing highperformance
building strategies as well as how to
leverage federal IRA incentives for sustainable systems!


Hear from experts on:
Incentives within the Inflation Reduction Act
Insurance savings when building resiliently
Best practices associated with resilient construction

WHEN:

March 5, 2024
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WHERE

Midland Hills Country Club, 2001 Fulham St, Roseville, MN 55113

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Concrete Innovations - Pathways for reducing concretes carbon footprint

It is becoming increasingly common for developers and the AEC community to establish carbon reduction goals for projects, in addition to other sustainability targets. Policies are being put in place that set carbon footprint limits on certain materials. In this session we will review the current landscape of embodied carbon and sustainability, how to calculate the carbon footprint of your scope on a project and discuss availability of local materials and strategies to reduce embodied carbon of concrete, including specific strategies to incorporate in specifications. We will also discuss how the ready-mix supplier can support the industry on a project that has carbon reduction goals. 

Presenter: Donn Thompson, Senior Director, Building Innovations, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

 

WHEN:

March 13, 2024
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FIBER REINFORCED CONCRETE BOWLING BALL REGIONAL COMPETITION

ACI's internationally recognized student competitions, typically offered in cooperation with the ACI Student Activities Committee, give students the opportunity to participate in interesting and educational concrete projects. The Minnesota Concrete Council, a Local Chapter of ACI, will hold a regional FRC Bowling Ball competition.

 

Objectives: The objective of both competitions is to demonstrate the behavior of fiber reinforcement within concrete, to gain experience in forming and fabricating a fiber-reinforced concrete element, and to encourage creativity with compliance in engineering design and analysis.  

 

Competition: The ACI 2024 FRC Bowling Ball rules are below. The Chapter rules are subject to change based on the number of teams who participate. 

The Rules are here.

Prizes:

First ($500), and second ($250) place prizes will be awarded to the highest scoring student teams. MCC Member and Student winning teams will each receive a medal and a certificate of recognition. Further recognition will be given on MCC’s social media and e-blast communications.

Questions:

Priscilla Conway

Minnesota Concrete Council

651-482-9549 or email

info@mnconcretecouncil.com

WHEN:

April 16, 2024
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WHERE

University of St. Thomas, Schoenecker Center

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Change is Constant, Concrete is Forever

Description: With sustainability at the forefront of our worldwide discussion, practitioners need to understand that concrete and materials are forever going to be evolving and what our grandparents once knew as concrete will constantly be changing. This presentation will focus on the anticipated changes to materials, mixture designs, construction practices and acceptance specifications that will be needed now and into the future.

Presenter: Peter Taylor, PhD (Director, National CP Tech Center)

WHEN:

April 17, 2024
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Engineer as Vicar : Navigating while an expert or administrator

In practice we are often called to act for others as technical experts, administrators, employees and representatives of others. In specifications, submittals, designs, expert advice, investigation and in representing the public. These actions bring forward a grave responsibility that can be a heavy burden. Frequently the only judge of how well this is done is ourselves. 

A discussion of the ethics and responsibilities of a vicar - one who acts in lieu of another- will involve real life examples, an examination of the times we are vicars and how to keep up our panache in the face of difficulty. 

Presenter: Kevin MacDonald, PhD, PE, P.Eng, FACI

WHEN:

April 18, 2024
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WHERE

Midland Hills Country Club (2001 Fulham St, Roseville, MN 55113)

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