This webinar will focus on the future of Portland Limestone Cement in California as a sustainable choice for construction.
Portland cement manufacturers have developed a modified cement formulation called Portland Limestone Cement, or PLC to respond to growing calls for reducing embodied carbon associated with construction. PLC is a blended cement with a higher limestone content, which results in a product that works the same, measures the same, and performs the same, but with a reduction in carbon footprint of 10% on average.
Come hear from Nathan Forrest, PE, Technical Director of the California Nevada Cement Association (CNCA) who will explain the research that has been done in this area, the history of adoption going back several decades, and the pending adoption at the state level in California.
About Nathan Forrest, PE
As the Technical Director for the CNCA, Nathan supports public agencies, designers, owners, contractors, and material suppliers by providing education and technical resources on all aspects of cement-based solutions. Nathan has 25 years of experience in the design, construction, management, and maintenance of a wide variety of residential, commercial, highway, bridge, and drainage projects, and has been with the CNCA for 6 years. When not working, you’ll often find him riding mountain bikes.
Also sharing his knowledge is Thomas Tietz.
About Thomas Tietz
Tom Tietz is the Executive Director of the California Nevada Cement Association. CNCA serves these states as a non-profit association that provides expert technical leadership, research, and educational opportunities designed to responsibly transform our built environment and improve the lives of the people throughout the region.
In this role, Tom is actively involved with and oversees CNCA’s regulatory, legislative, marketing and education efforts. The core markets that the association focuses on include pavement technologies, geotechnical solutions and buildings.
After receiving a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees in Architecture from the University of Illinois and practicing as a licensed architect, he has since taken on trade association roles at CNCA and the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute. He has provided seminar topics to agencies, architects, engineers, contractors and universities across the United States.