On-Demand Course: Role of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) in Concrete Sustainability Evaluation, Part 1 of 2

Price: $ 39.00 USD

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The contents of this course include 3 recorded presentations from the ACI 2023 Fall Convention:

1. Incorporating Climate Vulnerability into the Study of the Embodied Carbon of Buildings; Randolph Kirchain, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2. More Sustainable Concrete Requires More Sustainable Cement; James Farny

3. Using EPDs and LCA Methods for Reducing the Embodied Carbon of Paving Concrete; Thomas Van Dam, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

INSTRUCTIONS: Study the materials included in this module. Then, complete and pass the corresponding 10-question quiz with a score of 80% or higher to receive a certificate for 0.1 CEU (equivalent to 1.0 PDH). This online course is not approved for credit with the Florida Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB).

Continuing Education Credit: 0.1 CEU (1.0 PDH)

Approved AIA and ICC

Access Period: 30 days


During these two sessions, concrete stakeholders (including but not limited to materials producers, concrete manufacturers, structural engineers, governments, and contractors) will be educated and informed about the EPDs and LCA methods for performing environmental impact assessments and disclosing their potential environmental impacts. Basic content and progress toward developing assessment tools and guidelines will be demonstrated. Speakers will provide their insight and experience about the challenges and opportunities for using available sustainability tools concerning the performance and design criteria. Participants will also be informed about the role played by different concrete stakeholders in the evaluation and implementation of environmental impact metrics.


Document Details

Author: Kirchain, Farny, Van Dam

Publication Year: 2024


Categories: Environmental, Materials, Sustainability

Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

Learning Objectives

• Interpret the development of cement environmental product declarations (EPDs) for US manufacturers.

• Discuss when concrete EPDs should not be compared and strategies for creating meaningful benchmarks.

• Evaluate the importance of considering resilience in the life cycle assessment (LCA) of buildings.

• Identify different LCA tools that can be used to assess the environmental impacts of concrete paving projects.


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