Sustainable Concrete Construction
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Wednesday, August 17, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm CDT
Alan Sparkman, CAE, LEED AP, CCPf
Defining sustainable concrete
Lifecycle analysis of costs and environmental impacts
• Sustainability of materials, manufacturing process, transportation, energy usage, carbon emissions, durability
Green alternatives to conventional concrete
Applications for sustainable concrete
Recycling and reuse of concrete
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Alan Sparkman CAE LEED AP CCPf
Executive Director Tennessee Concrete Association
Mr. Sparkman has served as the Executive Director of the Tennessee Concrete Association since 1998. In July of 2016, he was recognized by the Tennessee Society of Association Executives as their 2015 Association Executive of the Year. He regularly teaches concrete industry professional courses across the US and served as an Assistant Professor at Middle Tennessee State University for the Concrete Industry Management program for the 2010-2011 academic year. Mr. Sparkman developed and teaches a class on Concrete Construction Sustainability for the “Concrete” MBA program at MTSU. He has been deeply involved with pervious concrete for over a decade and regularly places pervious concrete both for TCA demonstration projects and commercial projects where he is asked to assist and train contractors learning about the correct placement of pervious concrete. Mr. Sparkman holds the NRMCA Pervious Concrete Craftsman certification and is a co-author on several research publications relating to pervious concrete, as well as other concrete topics. He works closely with universities in Tennessee to design and direct research relating directly to current concrete issues, and TCA publishes this research in Tennessee Concrete magazine on an ongoing basis. As a firm believer in lifelong learning, he completed his Master of Business Administration degree in May of 2004 from Jones International University. In November of 2006, he became a LEED Accredited Professional through the U.S Green Building Council and in January of 2007, Mr. Sparkman earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation, a certification earned by less than 5% of all association professionals. He currently holds 15 technical and professional certifications related to concrete, construction and associate management. Mr. Sparkman was honored to receive one of the prestigious Kodak American Greenways Awards in 2004 for his efforts in making the Count on Concrete bike ride across America a success. He was honored with the 2010 Tennessee Sustainability Award by the Tennessee Environmental Council and has twice been honored with the TCA President’s Award (2008 & 2013). In April of 2016, Mr. Sparkman received the Concrete Sustainability Award from the American Concrete Institute “for significant mentorship of the concrete community in the field of sustainability and exemplary outreach to those in the public, private and social sectors improving recognition, understanding and appreciation for the sustainable benefits of concrete as a building material”. TCA has been named by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association as the State Association of the Year three times under his leadership, with the most recent award coming for 2015.
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Course Title: Sustainable Concrete Construction
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This two-hour course informs design professionals on the current state of sustainable concrete and provides them with the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions regarding the use of concrete. As the most-used building material, design professionals can make a meaningful environmental impact by choosing sustainable alternatives to conventional concrete.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to define sustainable concrete and identify the key differences in the production of sustainable concrete versus conventional concrete.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to perform lifecycle analyses of costs and environmental impacts by taking into account the sustainability of the materials, the manufacturing process, transportation, energy usage, carbon emissions and durability.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to discuss green alternatives to conventional concrete and explore applications of sustainable concrete.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to describe the processes by which concrete can be recycled and reused.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Experience with or basic knowledge of concrete construction
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 06/09/2025
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