The Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative announced at this year’s World of Concrete its 2010 goals and initiatives to align sustainable development activities within the concrete industry.
Concrete Joint Sustainability Initiative announced at this year’s World of
Concrete its 2010 goals and initiatives to align sustainable development
activities within the concrete industry.
Formed last year, Concrete JSI is a unified group of 26 concrete associations
dedicated to promoting the sustainable attributes of concrete as a building
material. Initially chartered by the American Concrete Institute, National
Ready Mixed Concrete Association and the Portland Cement Association, the group
was formed to align advocacy, technology and educational resources related to
This year’s activities of the Concrete JSI include the distribution to the
industry a series of nine PowerPoint presentations that communicate the purpose
of the partnership and discuss each of the eight social values of concrete, as
defined by the group. Member organizations will use these presentations to introduce
both internal and external audiences to the shared message of concrete
sustainability. The presentations are available on the Web site at www.sustainableconcrete.org.
The Web site, in addition to being a resource center for the members of the
Concrete JSI, serves as the industry’s primary portal for educational and
outreach efforts related to the sustainability of concrete structures. Included
are links to the sites of all member associations.
The organization is also mapping out the research and development programs of
each of its member organizations to identify synergies, overlaps and gaps to
further develop and refine the research base related to concrete
sustainability. The result will be the minimization of the duplication of
activities among the member organizations and the further cooperation in areas
of technical committees, educational seminars, publications, certification,
marketing and other related activities pertaining to sustainable development.