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4th Annual Virtual Event

March 14, 2024
The Net Zero Construction Conference is a virtual hub for industry leaders in sustainable construction to discuss 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.

Why Should You Choose the Net Zero Construction Conference?

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Stay Ahead of the Industry

Learn from the leaders in sustainable construction, concrete, and technology to discuss the trends that are paving the way for a net zero future. Get the latest industry and academic insights in dynamic virtual sessions available even after the event.

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Showcase the Best of Innovation

Hear from the top companies who are innovating the industry. Our virtual Expo Hall offers the opportunity to schedule meetings and chat with the company representatives to find out how they are changing the game.

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Network With the Experts

There is no better place to connect and network with other leading construction professionals and companies interested in the net zero future. Network face to face, 1 on 1, and in group sessions.

Welcome to Net Zero Construction Conference 2024!

2024 Speakers Include

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Heather J. Brown, Ph.D.

Vice President of Quality Control/Quality Assurance

IMI

Dr-Nora-Baum

Dr. Nora Baum

CFO

Sonocrete

Anya-Barkan

Anya Barkan

Senior Sustainability Manager

Multiplex

Chris-Ward-Heidelberg

Chris Ward

President and CEO

Heidelberg Materials North America

Jeff-Newlin

Jeff Newlin

Chief Revenue Officer

Alex-Moody

Alex Moody

Director, Solutions Specialists (Presales / Sales Engineering)

Command Alkon

Denyse-Opbergen

Denyse Van Opbergen

Senior Manager, Climate & Sustainability

EllisDon

Prannoy-Suraneni

Prannoy Suraneni

Miami Engineering Career Development Assistant Professor

University of Miami

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Chris Erickson

CEO & Co-Founder

Climate Earth

Prabh-Banga

Prabh Banga

Vice-President, Sustainability

Aecon Group Inc.

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Craig Marris

Chief Sustainability Officer

EROAD

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Dean Marris

Chief Data Science Officer

EROAD

Mehrtash Soltani

Mehrtash Soltani, Ph.D

Research Associate

ConTI Lab, Chung-Ang University

Krishna Chopperla

K. Siva Teja Chopperla, Ph.D

Giatec Paper Award Winner

Oregon State University - Paper

Larry Rowland

Larry Rowland

Sustainability Market Manager, North America

Heidelberg Materials

Zhanzhao Li - Pennsylvania State University

Zhanzhao Li

Graduate Research Assistant

Pennsylvania State University

Brandon Wray

Brandon Wray

Senior Director, Building Innovations

NRMCA

Alex Leblond

EVP Client Strategy and Industry Partners

Marcotte

Sarah Petrevan

VP, Industrial Decarbonization and Sustainability

Cement Association of Canada

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Dr. Jason Weiss​

Professor

Oregon State University

Brandon Williams

Brandon Williams

Business Development Manager

Sublime Systems

Ellyn Veal

Ellyn Veal

Senior Applications Engineer

FullForce Engineered Solutions

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Doug Hooton

Professor Civil & Mineral Engineering

University of Toronto

Donn Thompson

Donn C. Thompson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Senior Director, Building Innovations

NRMCA

Lisa Bernard

Lisa Barnard, LEED AP, WELL AP

Sustainability & EPD Program Manager

CHRYSO & GCP; SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS

Pouria Ghods

Pouria Ghods, Ph.D

Co-Founder and CEO

Giatec

Sarah McGuire

Sarah McGuire

AVP, Business Development

Giatec

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Agenda

All times EDT. Please note the schedule is subject to change.


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Tradeshow Hall
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Aali Alizadeh, Ph.D Giatec Opening Remarks
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Mehrtash Soltani, Ph.D ConTI Lab & Chung-Ang University Towards Net-Zero: Leveraging Waste Plastic in Construction Materials for Sustainable Resource Management and Circular Economy
Cement Stage Anya Barkan Multiplex Multiplex Construction Canada’s Sustainability Actions and Initiatives
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Sarah McGuire Giatec SmartMix – Your Concrete Advantage
Cement Stage Jeff Newlin & Alex Moody Command Alkon Reducing Environmental Impact with Connected Technologies and Data-Driven Decision Making
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Dr. Jason Weiss Oregon State University Panel – Advancements in Low-Carbon Construction Technologies
Heather J. Brown, Ph.D. IMI
Pouria Ghods, Ph.D Giatec
Brandon Williams Sublime Systems
Donn C. Thompson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C NRMCA
Lisa Barnard, LEED AP, WELL AP CHRYSO & GCP; SAINT-GOBAIN CONSTRUCTION CHEMICALS
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Chris Ward Heidelberg Keynote
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Tradeshow Hall & Net-Zero Networking Hall
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Prabh Banga Aecon Group Inc. Sustainable Supply Chain in the Construction Industry
Cement Stage Dr. Nora Baum Sonocrete Produce faster or greener? Options of using high-power ultrasound in concrete production.
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Denyse Van Opbergen EllisDon Carbon Accountability: A Contractor’s Journey
Cement Stage Krishna Siva Teja Chopperla Oregon State University – Paper Using Electrical Resistivity to Determine the Efficiency of Supplementary Cementitious Materials to Prevent Alkali-Silica Reaction in Concrete
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Larry Rowland Heidelberg Materials Leading the Way to Net Zero
Cement Stage Zhanzhao Li Pennsylvania State University Machine learning in concrete science: Applications, challenges, and best practices
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Brandon Wray NRMCA NRMCA Concrete Carbon Calculator: How to Reduce, Quantify, and Specify Carbon
Cement Stage Prannoy Suraneni University of Miami Reducing CO2 emissions from concrete
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Professor Doug Hooton University of Toronto Adoption of Performance Standards & Specifications to Enable Sustainable Concrete
Cement Stage Dean & Craig Marris EROAD Increase Operational Sustainability and Profitability with Targeted Technology Adoption
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Alex Leblond Marcotte AI-Driven Reduction in Carbon Emissions and Material Usage
Cement Stage Chris Erickson Climate Earth EPD 3.0, A vision of the future for EPDs
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Ellyn Veal FullForce Engineered Solutions Optimized Design Approaches to help reach Net Zero in Continuously Supported Concrete
Cement Stage Sarah Petrevan Cement Association of Canada CAC Concrete Zero Action Plan
Location Speaker Company Presentation Title
Concrete Stage Pouria Ghods, Ph.D Giatec Closing Remarks
Location
Tradeshow Hall & Net-Zero Networking Hall
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Your Participation Actively Impacts a Net Zero Future

N0CC is partnered with One Tree Planted to help do our part in contributing to reforestation. At every conference, we plant 1 tree for every ticket you purchase and 100 trees for every speaker you get to listen in to. 

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N0CC Steering Committee ​

Caroline Talbot

Director Marketing Admixture and Concrete Technology

Euclid Chemical Company 

Oscar Antommattei

Chief Concrete Engineer & Materials Engineering Manager

 Kiewit  

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Ricardo Remus

CEO

Sonocrete  

Lori Tiefenthaler

Senior Director, Marketing

Heidelberg Materials  

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Stacy Smedley

Executive Director

Building Transparency

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Lionel Lemay

Executive Vice President, Structures and Sustainability

NRCMA

Doug Hooton

Department of Civil & Mineral Engineering

University of Toronto  

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Burkan Isgor

Civil & Construction Engineering Professor

Oregon State University 

Chris Shearer

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

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Prannoy Suraneni

Knight Career Development
Assistant Professor

University of Miami  

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Hessam Azari Jafari

Deputy Director

MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub

Dobrila Moogk

Senior Vice President, Marketing

Giatec 
N0CC Conference
Chair   

Aali Alizadeh, Ph.D

Co-Founder, President and CTO

Giatec 
N0CC Conference Technology Chair  

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Ash Rao

Content Marketing Manager

Giatec 
N0CC Conference
Secretary  

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