NCST Webinar - Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Concrete through Material Efficiency


Dr. Sabbie Miller, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California, Davis

Dr. Sabbie Miller is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Davis. Her interests lie in improving the sustainability of the built environment. Her research group focuses on designing sustainable materials with an emphasis on assessing and improving the performance of infrastructure materials, while minimizing their associated environmental impacts. Dr. Miller holds a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University.


February 16, 2022 , 10:00am-11:00am


Concrete is a key component of the built environment. However, the manufacture of cement-based materials, such as concrete, produces over 8% of worldwide anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions. Designing infrastructure in a manner that uses concrete more efficiently, and thus lowers consumption while meeting the same system demands, holds promise for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This webinar will present methods for evaluating implications of design decisions on the environmental impacts of concrete systems and the potential for using multi-criteria selection processes to assist decision-makers.

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