Concrete associations unite in joint sustainability initiative

The Portland Cement Association, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, American Concrete Institute, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute, National Concrete Masonry Association and Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute have signed a memorandum of understanding to align sustainable development activities.

As a group, the organizations will concentrate on the sustainable development applications of all concrete structures, which it defines as all vertical and horizontal applications and concrete products. The memorandum outlines eight specific social values that these structures provide: resource efficiency, safety/protection, financial responsibility, operational continuity, longevity/durability, byproducts reduction, esthetics, and societal connectivity.

The agreement aligns all the groups with the goal of providing advocacy, technology, and educational resources to convey the social value of concrete structures.

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