Concrete Contractors charter Sustainability Committee
Sources: American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis; CP staff
Former American Society of Concrete Contractors Executive Director Bev Garnant, HACI, and Technical Director Bruce Suprenant, FACI, P.E., have been retained to develop and manage the group’s recently formed Sustainability Committee.
“This initiative has two purposes,” says Garnant. “The first is to collaborate with the Portland Cement Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association and others to best achieve the goal of lowering the carbon footprint of our industry. The second is to gather and develop resources to help our members navigate this new reality.”
“Sustainability is ASCC’s new safety,” adds Suprenant. “The majority of owners and developers will soon mandate that the construction of their projects, as well as the long-term operation of the structures, be as sustainable as possible. It is ASCC’s responsibility to provide contractors the knowledge and expertise to meet these preconditions.”
Charter ASCC Sustainability Committee members include representatives of PCA, NRMCA, and NEU, An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, along with concrete contractors, producers and consultants from across the country. ASCC represents 700-plus construction stakeholders from 14 countries.