Webinar: Portland Limestone Cement and New Industry Initiatives

  • 26 Jan 2022
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Webinar

Portland Limestone-Cement and New Industry Initiatives

Date: January 26, 2022

Time: Noon – 1:00 pm CST

Presenter: Jamie Farny (Director, Environmental Measurement and Metrics at the Portland Cement Association)

Credits: 1 PDH and/or 1 AIA CES LU (AIA Course #MCC012622)

Registration Link: https://cvent.me/a8zakZ 

Description: With a growing interest in sustainability, the construction industry is looking for solutions to help reduce its carbon footprint. The Portland Cement Association’s newly released Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality lays out the cement and concrete industry’s commitment to a lower carbon future. With its proven performance, portland-limestone cement, or PLC, is ready to play a key role, yet many designers and specifiers don’t know about it. This program will explain what PLCs are, how to use them, and their effects on fresh and hardened concrete properties. Several examples of PLC projects in the U.S. over the past decade will show how others have used it successfully.

Learning Objectives:

  • 1.    Understand the potential savings in CO2 footprint when using PLC to make concrete and explain how that is achieved.
  • 2.    State the replacement level and how to modify mix designs when swapping in PLC for OPC.
  • 3.    State how supplementary cementitious materials (SCMs) contents are affected by using PLC.
  • 4.    Describe how PLC affects fresh and hardened concrete properties relative to OPC concrete.

Speaker Bio: Jamie Farny promotes the use of cement-based materials for various applications by focusing on sustainability, resilience, energy efficiency, durability, and other key benefits. He assisted with development of PCA’s new campaign to raise awareness of portland-limestone cements (PLCs) for improved sustainability of concrete construction. He holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

About the Sustainable Structures Webinar Series

Now in its second year, the Sustainable Structures Webinar Series was developed cooperatively in 2021 by cast-in-place and precast concrete associations from the Midwest region of the United States including Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.  The goal of the cooperative effort is to bring a greater awareness of the sustainable and resilient nature of concrete building systems to the design, construction, and development communities via quality continuing education programs.

Continuing Education Credits

AIA credits for these live webinars are being processed by the Minnesota Concrete Council – AIA Provider G538.  Attendees will receive a certificate of attendance from the Minnesota Concrete Council for one professional development hour (PDH) within ten business days of the conclusion of the event.

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