2020 Events Cancelled

Unfortunately due to the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 virus, the ACI BC Chapter has decided to cancel the remaining events for 2020. The health and safety of our members and their families are of the utmost importance to us, and we feel this is the best course of action.

We hope to reconvene in early 2021 with our dinner meetings and are currently planning a Spring Training Seminar for May 2021.  Announcements will be made here as we restart normal operations.

Also note that the ACI fall Convention in Raleigh is currently planned to continue and registration is now open.

Government of Canada seeking input on low carbon concrete

As part of the Greening Government Strategy, the Government of Canada (GC) is seeking feedback from industry and stakeholders on proposals to reduce the embodied carbon of concrete.

Requirements under consideration are:

  • Starting late 2021, and phasing in over 12 months to support market readiness, all general use cement specified by GC will be Portland Limestone Cement (PLC) or equivalent

 

From this 10% lower-carbon baseline, GC designers will be required to reduce further emissions by specifying low-carbon concrete:

  • Starting [Month, Year] all concrete specified by GC will require product-and-facility-specific Type III Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) or equivalent.
  • Starting [Month, Year] GC will publish maximum carbon intensity values for concrete specified on a range of project types which will set mandatory lower-carbon benchmarks for concrete purchased by GC. (The GC intends to collaborate with the architects and engineers, and cement and concrete, sectors to set benchmarks.)

 

To assist the GC in considering these requirements interested parties are invited to answer questions and provide feedback.

The RFI invitation can be found here: https://buyandsell.gc.ca/procurement-data/tender-notice/PW-20-00916369

Feedback is to be emailed to [email protected] and is required to be submitted before July 17, 2020 14:00 EDT.