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The Doctoral Short Course: Concrete Fit for Purpose and Planet, will be held June 20-21, 2022 on the Oregon State University campus. The course will bring together leaders from across the globe, focused on the important issue of using as many tools and techniques as possible to ensure sustainable concrete production that limits CO2 emissions, uses natural resources in a responsible and forward thinking manner while ensuring long-term durability.
After the short course, the 4th Corvallis Workshops will be held with the same theme – Concrete Fit for Purpose and Planet.
About the Workshop
The objective of this workshop is to provide education and motivation for graduate students to understand what currently provides a carbon negative footprint for concrete. Lecturers will focus on providing students a fundamental scientific and engineering background to specify and design concrete mixtures that are compatible with the long-term goal of CO2 reduction to carbon neutral or better levels through material selection, specification and revised design/engineering practices.
Technical communication is also a crucial area for graduate student development and the workshop will feature two ways to improve their technical communication skills. The students will be instructed on effective oral presentations and then asked to produce an oral presentation in small groups to be given on the afternoon of the final day of the course. Students will also have a session on effective proposal writing and asked to individually prepare a short proposal on concrete durability that includes important concepts learned from the workshop.
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