International Concrete Sustainability Conference,
Middle East

November 26-27, 2013, Dubai, UAE

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Grey Matters, and other sponsors hosted the 2013 International Concrete Sustainability Conference, November 26-27, in Dubai. The conference provided the latest advances, technical knowledge, continuing research and solutions for sustainable concrete manufacturing and construction. The conference took take place at the Dubai World Trade Center, at the Middle East Concrete Exhibition during The Big 5 Show.

Researchers, academics, students, engineers, architects, contractors, concrete producers, public works officials, material suppliers and concrete industry professionals attended and presented at the conference.

Session Topics
Experts presented on the latest developments related to design, specifying, manufacturing, testing, construction, maintenance, and research of concrete as it relates to sustainable development.

LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT Assessing carbon footprint, embodied energy and other environmental impacts for buildings, infrastructure, and cement and concrete manufacturing.

LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT Pervious pavements and erosion control structures. Urban heat island reduction, light colored pavements, green roofs and cool communities.

GREEN CONCRETE Recycled and alternative materials including aggregates, water, cementitious materials, and fuels. Beneficial use of byproducts for cement and concrete production.

NEW CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY Durability, extended service life models and validation, performance based specifications to foster sustainability. Innovative concrete production methods.

SUSTAINABILITY INITIATIVES Green building codes and standards adopted by building owners, designers, contractors and product manufacturers. Economic incentives and legislation.

FUNCTIONAL RESILIENCE High performance concrete applications in buildings and infrastructure, fortified building codes, and community initiatives focusing on disaster resistance and adaptive reuse.

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Principal Sponsors

NRMCA, based in Silver Spring, MD, represents the producers of ready mixed concrete and the companies that provide materials, equipment and support to the industry. It conducts education, training, certification, promotion, research, engineering, safety, environmental, technological, lobbying and regulatory programs (


Grey Matters Group of Companies is a Dubai-based professional entity established to serve the construction and concrete industries in the Gulf and Middle East regions. Grey Matters Consultancy conducts third party assessments, technical control, inspections, consultancy, training and certifications on Concrete Technology (


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