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

Price: $ 39.00 USD

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The contents of this course include 4 recorded presentations from the ACI 2023 Fall Convention:

1. Objective Sustainability of Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Using Environmental Product Declarations; Fariborz Tehrani, Expanded Shale, Clay and Slate Institute

2. Optimizing Concrete Mixture Proportions by Coupling Thermodynamics, Physics-Based Models, and Life Cycle Assessment, Jason Weiss, Oregon State University

3. Practical Methods to Reduce the Embodied Carbon with Concrete Mixture Design; Tyler Ley, Oklahoma State University

4. NEU Validation/Verification Program Overview and the Corresponding Role of LCAs and EPDs; Dean Frank, NEU - An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutrality

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: Tehrani, Weiss, Ley, Frank

Publication Year: 2024


Categories: Environmental, Materials, Sustainability

Formats: Online Learning

Table of Contents

Learning Objectives

• Identify the limitations of bio-based solutions and the degree to which cement-based products can contribute to the decarbonization of the construction industry.

• Discuss the role of life cycle assessment (LCA) in reducing the GHG emissions from lightweight aggregate concrete products.

• Explain how performance improvements and mix design paradigms can reduce the GHG emissions of cement-based products.

• Identify pathways for validating and contributing to carbon dioxide removal by means of concrete.


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