The NEU Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete is developing a new sustainable concrete guide (SCG3), roughly titled “Carbon Neutral Concrete Materials and Technologies 2022; What to Implement Now and What is Coming”. This report will highlight current, existing technologies and methods of producing and placing carbon neutral concrete, and the concepts, materials, and technologies that the industry is scaling to market.

The proposed scope of work (PDF) is provided to give the author(s) an idea of the extent of the new text expected by NEU. The final scope of work will be a combination of these items and those suggested by the author(s). The proposal submitted to NEU should reflect the final scope of work. The proposal should accommodate the amount of work able to be accomplished by the proposed final deadline of November 18th, 2022.

All proposals must be submitted via email no later than 5PM, Friday August 26th, 2022. Submit proposals electronically to Kelly Dudley.




FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (June 2, 2022) -- NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete―a uniquely positioned center providing access to technologies and the knowledge needed to effectively and safely produce and place carbon neutral concrete in the built environment― has seen rapid growth in membership which has led to an expansion of the staff needed to serve NEU’s mission. With this increase, the board of directors has determined the need for a full-time executive director and has hired Drew Burns, CAE, to serve as the Executive Director of NEU.

Dr. Andrea Schokker, the founding Executive Director, has provided invaluable expertise in setting up NEU, developing its activities and recruiting partners. She will continue to work with NEU, focusing on the technical aspects of activities, as the Senior Technical Consultant and Board Advisor.

As this new endeavor expands NEU’s reach, both Burns and Dr. Schokker will be working together with the board to meet membership needs and set strategic goals for the organization.

“The Center has seen a lot of growth and interest in a short period of time,” said Burns. “We’ve assembled a dedicated and talented team, and it’s encouraging to see the collaboration already taking place.”

Burns’ background includes serving as the Executive Director for both the Slag Cement Association and the Great Lakes Cement Promotion Council. In his previous positions he has overseen the management of both associations and has worked to disseminate more sustainable cement applications to the concrete and construction industry.

Additional staff members include Sureka Sumanasooriya as Technical Director, Kelly Dudley as Assistant Director, and Kari Moosmann as Director of Marketing and Sustainability Communications. Sumanasooriya joined the ACI Engineering Department in 2018 and has worked on many projects, including updates to bring a building design case study into compliance with ACI 318-19 and a draft reorganization of the Environmental Concrete Structures Code (ACI 350) to align with that of ACI 318-19. Dudley joined the Career and Professional Development Department of ACI in 2002, where she is currently working as Manager, Technical Committees in the ACI Engineering Department. Moosmann joined AOE in 2018 and is involved in public relations, marketing and strategic planning for architectural, engineering and construction organizations.





FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (April 7, 2022) -- The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the launch of NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, at its Spring convention in Orlando, Florida, USA. NEU aims to collaborate globally to drive research, education, awareness, and adoption of carbon neutral materials and technologies in the industry.

Located at ACI Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, NEU will focus on transforming the concrete industry into a proactive, unified group actively engaged in developing and employing both existing and new technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of the concrete industry. The ACI Board of Direction has approved funds for staffing and initial projects, including research to identify technologies that have the potential to significantly impact the carbon footprint of concrete. Additional core functions include technology acceleration, coordination with ACI committees, technology transfer and professional development, and technology assessment and validation.

NEU also announces Baker Concrete, Inc., as the center’s Initial Member. Baker Concrete is the largest concrete contractor in the U.S. and specializes in pre-construction, construction, and project management services. They provide expertise in civil, commercial, industrial, institutional, multi-family residential, and mission-critical buildings, and have over 5,500 employees across the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean.

“NEU envisions a concrete industry where all stakeholders have access to technologies and the knowledge needed to effectively and safely produce and place carbon neutral concrete and concrete products,” said Andrea Schokker, Executive Director, NEU. “Concrete plays a major role in a sustainable future and collaboration with members worldwide is critical to developing a comprehensive plan to help make the concrete industry carbon neutral by 2050”.

For more than a decade, the American Concrete Institute has been convening the industry’s brightest authorities to advance sustainability in the concrete industry. With ACI’s stature as a standards-developing institution and one of the world’s largest sources of consensus-based information on all facets of concrete construction, NEU: ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, is uniquely positioned to serve as a catalyst in incorporating ACI’s breadth of knowledge into the further acceleration of carbon-neutral concrete in the built environment.

To learn more about NEU’s mission for a carbon neutral concrete industry and to get involved, visit neuconcrete.org.



For more information, contact:

José Carrasco


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About NEU
NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete, was established in 2022 by the American Concrete Institute. The Center, based at ACI World Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, collaborates globally to drive research, education, awareness, and adoption of the use of carbon neutral materials and technologies in the built environment, leveraging ACI’s role as a world-leading authority and resource for the development, dissemination, and adoption of consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials. The Center’s membership is open to government agencies, industries, technical societies, standard bodies, manufacturers, contractors, and professionals. To learn more, visit www.neuconcrete.org.



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