Conference Sessions

Construction’s Role on the Path to Net-zero Cement and Concrete

Date & Time: Thursday Feb 16, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Location: Pegasus Room A
Registration: $50 + tax


What role does the construction industry play in reducing emissions in our built environment? Join the Cement Association of Canada’s panel to find out how the construction industry is supporting action on climate change and helping build the net-zero world of tomorrow.

Topics covered will include procurement, design and construction optimization, and sustainable technologies and innovations.

Presented by

Glen Furtado
Glen Furtado, Senior Director of Engineering and Stakeholder Relations – Western Region, Cement Association of Canada
Glen Furtado, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. is the Senior Director of Engineering for the Cement Association of Canada.  His experience in progressively responsible design, management, and leadership roles extend over 25 years in the private and public sector in USA and Canada.  He has been responsible for the delivery of major infrastructure projects including, highways, interchanges, public transit, and LRT.  In his current role with the Cement Association, Glen helps members, municipalities, designers, architects, and engineers meet their environmental sustainability goals through incorporation of lower carbon building materials in the projects they deliver for stakeholders.
Maria Camila
Maria Camila, Specialist, Building & Material Sciences, EllisDon Corporation
Maria Camila is a civil engineer and earned a master’s degree from the Pontificia Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia. She has nine years of experience in construction materials research and innovation specifically in the areas of concrete and cement. Her work experience includes serving as leader of the R&D department of Cemex Colombia for 7 years and now she works for EllisDon (ED) in the construction sciences department as Specialist in Building and Material Sciences.  Maria Camila provides technical support with regards to material review and selection for ED projects - focused on concrete technology and material science.
Markku Allison
Markku Allison , VP Strategy + Innovation, Chandos Construction, Canada
Markku has over 35 years experience both as an award-winning designer and as a thought-leader on design and construction industry transformation issues. His background as a practice owner and industry subject matter expert with strong relationships across disciplines and organizations uniquely positions him to assist in shaping responsive strategies to forces driving change in business and culture today. In his current role, Markku heads up Chandos’ innovation initiatives.
Michael Mousa
Michael Mousa, Sustainability Consultant, DIALOG
Michael Mousa is a Sustainability Consultant at DIALOG, an integrated design practice where planners, architects, engineers, and designers collaborate to create some of Canada’s greenest buildings and communities. Michael’s work spans across multiple sectors and project types, where he works to amplify the importance of health and wellbeing of communities being served by development projects, in addition to implementing rigorous climate action goals. Michael also serves as a Steering Committee Member with the Carbon Leadership Forum Toronto, an advocacy group with a mission to empower industry professionals to radically reduce embodied carbon.
Sponsored by:
Cement Association of Canada