MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub to Begin Public Webinar Series

January 19, 2017

Press Release: For Immediate Release

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub to Begin Public Webinar Series, January 26

Webinars will present information of general interest to members of the building, paving, and construction communities, as well as to law and policy-makers interested in the environmental and economic impacts of decision-making concerning infrastructure.

Cambridge, Mass., January 19, 2017 – How does pavement stiffness impact vehicle fuel efficiency? What amount of spending can be done on a building project to lessen costs to a community from storm damages? How does one fully account for the environmental impacts of all stages of an infrastructure project from cradle-to-grave—or even cradle-to-cradle? These are just a few of the questions the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) will explore during a series of public webinars to be offered throughout 2017. The webinars are free and open to the public.

“Our goal in presenting this public series is to advance knowledge in the building, paving, and legislative communities about the tools and methods we’re developing—along with the science behind them—to inform decision making that supports more durable and sustainable homes, buildings, and infrastructure in ever more demanding environments,” said Dr. Jeremy Gregory, executive director of the CSHub.

Research at the CSHub is focused on three main areas: materials science, buildings and pavements, and economics and the environment. The first webinar will be held Thursday, January 26, at 11 AM EST and will present an introduction to the CSHub’s work and overview of the team’s buildings-related research. Please register here: http://tinyurl.com/cshubwebinar

The second webinar of the series will be held on Thursday, March 2, at 11 AM and will present an overview of the CSHub’s pavements-related research. Registration information for the March 2 webinar will be shared via the CSHub Website, and Facebook and Twitter accounts, as will dates and topics for future webinars.

Dr. Gregory, who is also a research scientist in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT, will present the first two webinars in the series.

About the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub)

The MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub is a dedicated interdisciplinary team of researchers from across the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Since 2009, the MIT CSHub has brought together leaders from academia, industry, and government to develop breakthroughs using a holistic approach that will achieve durable and sustainable homes, buildings, and infrastructure in ever more demanding environments.

The MIT CSHub is funded by the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and the Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation.

Dr. Jeremy Gregory Bio: http://cshub.mit.edu/jeremy-gregory

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