Fri, Feb 12|
Online Event - Zoom
CLF DC - Low Carbon Concrete
Strategies available in the DC area to reduce embodied carbon in concrete.
Time & Location
Feb 12, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM EST
Online Event - Zoom
About the Event
We're excited to kick off our CLF DC speaker series with a focus on low carbon concrete! Teck Chua (Vulcan Materials Company), Eric Dunford (CarbonCure Technologies), and Michael Cropper (Thornton Tomasetti) will join us to discuss concrete basics and the strategies, materials, and technologies available in the DC area to reduce embodied carbon in concrete. The event will end with a Q&A session.
Teck Chua is the Director of Technical Services at Vulcan Materials Company ready mixed concrete divison servicing the markets in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Maryland. Teck’s duties include concrete product research and development, concrete troubleshooting, and QC/QA. An ACI Fellow, Teck is a Professional Engineer registered in VA, DC and MD. He is a voting member of ACI 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete, ACI 207 Mass and Thermally controlled Concrete, ACI 211 Proportions for Concrete, and the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Research, Engineering, and Standards Committee. Teck’s 36-year industry experience includes precast, prestressed, and ready-mixed concrete. Teck is a graduate of Purdue University, where he received both a bachelor’s and a master's degree in Civil Engineering.
Eric Dunford is the Director of Sustainability at CarbonCure Technologies. In this role, he works with partners in the design and construction community to drive adoption of low-carbon concrete materials options and solutions. Eric also leads CarbonCure’s regulatory and government relations efforts and is an expert on embodied carbon policy issues. Based in Toronto, Eric holds graduate degrees in business and science from the University of Waterloo and Dalhousie University.
Michael Cropper is a structural engineer with Thornton Tomasetti in their Washington, DC, office. He has over thirteen years of experience designing structures for commercial, retail, residential, hospital, government and cultural projects. Mr. Cropper also gained an increased awareness of global design and construction practices by working for four years in Thornton Tomasetti’s UAE offices. He is currently the project manager for the structural design of a large commercial office complex that is targeting significant reductions in embodied carbon.