Virtual Event

March 2nd, 2023

The Net Zero Construction Conference is a virtual hub for industry leaders in sustainable construction to discuss the advanced technologies, challenges, and progress toward reducing the construction industry’s carbon footprint. This event joins together academia and subject-matter experts in a movement towards a net-zero future.

Become a speaker

Join our newsletter to be notified when 2023 registration opens!

What is the Net Zero Construction Conference?


Attend 1 full day of 18+ exceptional industry expert speakers, sessions, and discussions.

Learn from the top leaders in sustainable construction
technologies and trends.

Connect and network with other leading construction
professionals and companies.

Access to all recorded sessions for 30 days after the event so you don’t miss a moment.

Video conference




Dr. Nicola Kimm

Chief Sustainability Officer,
Heidelberg Materials

Dr. Nicola Kimm is Management Board member and Chief Sustainability Officer at Heidelberg Materials, where she leads an organization covering ESG, Global Research & Development, Technologies & Partnerships and Innovation. She is driving the company’s path to sustainable construction and carbon neutrality. Nicola is also a non-executive board member at the investment company EQT AB and has previously held executive roles at Philips, Signify, CSM and BASF in Europe, Asia and North America. Her experience spans engineering, operations, EHS and communications in the electronics, chemicals, and food industries. She holds a PhD in Economics and Business Engineering, MSc and BSc degrees in Chemical Engineering and a BSc in Ecology. ​


Help us educate the construction industry on sustainable net zero practices.


Help us educate the construction industry on sustainable net zero practices.

Dr. Jason Weiss​

Professor and Head of the School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University

Dr. Caroline Talbot, PE

Director Marketing Admixtures and Concrete Technologies, The Euclid Chemical Company

Dr. Burkan Isgor, PE

Civil & Construction Engineering Professor, Oregon State University

Oscar R. Antommattei

Concrete, Chief Engineer & Materials Engineering Manager, Kiewit Engineering Group

Brianne Stewart

Construction Technology Manager, Milwaukee Tool

Dr. Doug Hooton

Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto

Ann Fu​

Architect, Gensler

Rick Bohan Headshot

Rick Bohan, PE

Vice president of Sustainability, PCA

Daniella Meyer

Partner Manager, Procore

Dr. Chris Shearer

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Prannoy Suraneni

Knight Career Development Assistant Professor Civil and Architectural Engineering, University of Miami

Hessam Azarijafari

Research Affiliate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ricardo Remus

CEO, Sonocrete GmbH 

Tien Peng Headshot

Tien Peng

Senior Vice President, Sustainability, Codes and Standards, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

Katie Poss

Director, Sustainability Initiatives, National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 
Pouria Ghods

Pouria Ghods

CEO and Co-Founder, Giatec Scientific Inc

Dr. Aali Alizadeh Headshot

Dr. Aali Alizadeh

Co-Founder, President, and CTO, Giatec Scientific Inc

Andrew Fahim Headshot

Andrew Fahim

Director, Research & Development, Giatec Scientific Inc

Let's Chart the Future of Our Industry Together

The construction industry is about to undergo the most significant change and disruption its seen in the last century. With climate change rapidly altering the way we live, governments and interest groups around the world are pushing for new changes across virtually every sector of our lives.

In Construction, we Literally Build the Future

Join us to learn from the top leaders in sustainable construction about the trends and technology that are paving the way for our net zero future.

Companies Leading the Sustainable Charge

Hear from the top companies who are changing the industry!

We are proud to host many innovative companies in our virtual expo hall. Learn what all of these industry leaders have to offer with just a click of your mouse.

Network With the Best

There is no better place to connect and network with other leading construction professionals and companies interested in net zero construction.

Network face to face, 1 on 1 and in group sessions.



Below is a recap of Thursday, March 10th, 2022

10:00 AM EST
OPENING REMARKS   |   Dr. Pouria Ghods​

10:05 AM EST

Supplementary Cementitious Materials Reactivity: From Model Systems to Concrete Durability   |   Prannoy Suraneni​​
10:35 AM EST
Concrete Carbon Solution   |   Tien Peng & Katie Poss
Self-Sufficient Reactive-Transport Modeling: A Tool to Produce Concrete with Low Carbon Footprint   |   Dr. Burkan Isgor​​​
11:05 AM EST

11:10 AM EST

Climate Action Through Design   |   Ann Fu​​​
Linking Thermodynamic Modeling with SCM Reactivity to Design Efficient Concrete Mixtures that Reduce the Carbon Footprint   |   Dr. Jason Weiss

12:00 PM EST


12:30 PM EST

Mapping the Emergence and Diffusion of GHG Mitigation Policies in the Pavement Sector Through the Lens of Life Cycle Assessment   |   Hessam AzariJafari​​​

12:50 PM EST

Panel- Overcoming Roadblocks to A Green Future   |   Dr. Aali Alizadeh, Andrew Fahim, Brianne Stewart, Dr. Chris Shearer, Daniella Meyer & Dr. Doug Hooton

2:05 PM EST


2:15 PM EST

Improving Performance of Concrete for Sustainable Infrastructure   |   Oscar Antommattei

2:55 PM EST

The Sustainable Innovation for Precast Concrete   |   Ricardo Remus
Cold Weather Admixtures and Freeze Resistant Concrete   |   Dr. Caroline Talbot

3:25 PM EST


3:30 PM EST

Roadmap to Carbon Neutrality   |   Rick Bohan

3:50 PM EST

Reducing the CO2 Footprint of Concrete by Combining Slag Cement with Portland Limestone Cement   |   Dr. Doug Hooton

4:30 PM EST

CLOSING REMARKS   |   Dr. Aali Alizadeh​​​

4:35 PM EST


Stay Connected

Join our mailing list to be the first to
receive show announcements

Dr. Aali Alizadeh

Co-Founder, President and CTO
Giatec Scientific Inc

Dr. Alizadeh has over 15 years of experience in the development and commercialization of technologies related to concrete materials. He brings unique expertise on the durability of concrete at the nano-level, particularly when it relates to infrastructure exposed to harsh environmental conditions. Prior to co-founding Giatec in 2010, Dr. Alizadeh co-established Construction Materials Institute at the University of Tehran, which strives to provide knowledge-based services and ecient technologies to the construction industry as well as to equip engineers of the future with superior skills and expertise in concrete durability, performance, and various technologies.