U.S. Green Concrete Council Releases Second Concrete Sustainability Guide

USGCC publishes second in a series of companion guides on sustainable concrete.

FARMINGTON HILLS, MI - The U.S. Green Concrete Council (USGCC) announces the release of its new book, "The Sustainable Concrete Guide - Applications."

A companion resource to the "The Sustainable Concrete Guide-Strategies and Examples," "The Sustainable Concrete Guide-Applications" provides readers with specific sustainable benefits of concrete's various applications to assist in selecting/specifying concrete materials and products. Also included are tips and case studies on specifying concrete materials, constructing for sustainability, integrating into sustainable structures, and navigating green codes and standards. The guide is divided into five parts:


  • Part 1 - Materials
  • Part 2 - Construction
  • Part 3 - Applications
  • Part 4 - Concrete in Sustainable Structures
  • Part 5 - Codes

The book is authored by Andrea J. Schokker, professor and head of the civil engineering department at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Schokker is a member of the Board of Direction for the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and is active in many ACI committees including Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete, and 318-G, a sub-committee of 318, Structural Concrete Building Code. She is the chair of ACI Committee 130, Sustainability of Concrete.

Schokker has received awards for both her technical contributions and her educational efforts, including the ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement (2004); the ACI Outstanding Educational Committee Member Award (2003); the Post-Tensioning Institute Outstanding Educator Award (2004); Penn State's Engineering Society Outstanding Teaching Award (2004); and Penn State's Lawrence J. Perez Student Advocate Award (2003).

"'The Sustainable Concrete Guide - Applications' is a follow-up resource to 'The Sustainable Concrete Guide - Strategies and Examples' and provides specific benefits of concrete's various applications to assist in selecting and specifying concrete materials and products to meet sustainability goals," Schokker says.

Also an integral part in the creation of the book is the editorial review panel of the U.S. Green Concrete Council. Past ACI president Florian Barth serves as chair of the editorial review panel and is also the president of the U.S. Green Concrete Council. Other members include Michael Deane, vice president and chief sustainability officer at Turner Construction Company; Kevin MacDonald, vice president of engineering services at Cemstone; Aris Papadopoulos, CEO of Titan America; Michael Paul, lead structural engineer and senior consultant for Duffield Associates; the late Richard Stehly, president of ACI and principal of American Engineering & Testing; and Wayne Trusty, president of Athena Institute International.

"The Sustainable Concrete Guide - Applications," is available for purchase through the American Concrete Institute for a price of $85.

For more information on the U.S. Green Concrete Council, visit www.USGreenConcreteCouncil.com. For more information on how to order the publication, visit www.concrete.org.