Concrete and cement production is a significant contributor to global CO2 emissions. Whilst the sustainability impact of this is well documented, it is important to understand that there are now real options to reduce emissions with alternative solutions. The use of low carbon alternative binders in concrete can not only help mitigate environmental impacts, but after much research and development, they are now being standardised to allow designers, contractors, and suppliers understand how and where they can be utilised in concrete design and construction – meeting the net zero goals.
Concrete Institute of Australia, along with two of Australia’s most experienced concrete practitioners, will be presenting a National Roadshow on Lower Carbon Alternative Binder Concrete, referencing the recently released publication by Standards Australia SA TS 199:2023 “Design of geopolymer and alkali activated binder concrete” and highlight the design and structural aspects, along with the materials and durability requirements.
TS199:2023 is the outcome of more than 12 years of collaboration and investment between the UNSW, Ash Development Association of Australia, Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association and Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (2012-2019) et al.
The National Roadshow on Lower Carbon Alternative Binder Concrete will be conducted over the 27, 28 November and 4, 5, 7 December and feature Professor Stephen Foster (UNSW) and Dr James Aldred (Concrete Future) who have both been very active in this area and key contributors to the new document.
Craig Heidrich, CEO for the Ash Development Association of Australia, Australasian (iron & steel) Slag Association and Australasian Pozzolan Association noted 'the benefits through our collaboration and investment within the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living have culminated in the publication of this important document -- TS199:2023.
Sponsoring the Concrete Institute of Australia -- National Roadshow on Lower Carbon Alternative Binder Concrete will lead to wider learnings about low carbon concrete further de-mystify and promoting the wider specification and use in construction.
Mr Heidrich added 'It's a fundamental tenet in business that you need to be constantly innovating and investing into new technologies. The Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living provided an important platform to engage with research organisation, supply chain participants and partner with end user organisations such as Ports NSW and City of Sydney and deliver real examples of low carbon concrete in use'.
Members are encouraged to attend an event in your State/Region. For further details click on the following link. https://concreteinstitute.com.au/professional-development/upcoming-events