Conference Sessions

Integrating Low Carbon Concrete into the Ontario Market

Date & Time: Wednesday Feb 14, 2024 at 1:15 pm
Duration: 50 minutes
Location: Room A
Registration: $50 plus hst


The cement and concrete industries have set an ambitious target to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. As a significant stride towards this objective, the industry is fully endorsing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) to measure and communicate our progress in reaching this goal. During the summer of 2022, Concrete Ontario, in collaboration with the National Research Council, introduced an Industry Average Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) designed specifically for ready-mixed concrete in Ontario. This initiative plays a pivotal role in our efforts to attain carbon reduction targets. The main emphasis of this session will be on the collaborative endeavors of the concrete industry in Ontario to engage with project owners, specifiers, and contractors in embracing low- carbon concrete solutions in construction projects across the province. The presentation will highlight the sample guideline documents created by the concrete industry to ease this adoption and will feature low-carbon specifications that can be effectively employed to achieve our carbon reduction objectives.

Presented by

Bart Kanters, P.Eng., MBA
Bart Kanters, P.Eng., MBA, President, Concrete Ontario
Bart Kanters joined the RMCAO in 1999 and has progressed from technical engineer to engineering manager to his current role as president of Concrete Ontario. Prior to joining Concrete Ontario, Bart was a division manager of a concrete restoration company in the Kitchener-Waterloo area. Bart’s experience with ready mixed concrete is as a civil engineer with the responsibility of addressing the technical concerns of both Ontario concrete industry and the local design community. He has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in Scotland and is a registered engineer with the Professional Engineers of Ontario. He is actively involved in both CSA and ACI committees and currently sits on the Technical Committee of CSA A23.1 (Concrete Production), S413 (Parking Structures), S448 (Concrete Repair), CSA Z151 (Concrete Pumping), A3000 (Cement) and is on the Board of Directors of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) – Ontario Chapter. Bart is also a certified instructor for a number of the ACI & NRMCA Concrete Certification Programs.
Alen Keri, P.Eng.
Alen Keri, P.Eng., Director of Technical Services, Concrete Ontario
Alen Keri is a professional Engineer with over 15 years of technical services experience and currently holds the position of Director of Technical Services at Concrete Ontario. His previous employment included working for two vertically integrated concrete producers where he specialized in concrete testing, specification review, mix design submittals and mix design optimization. Currently, Alen oversees all Concrete Ontario technical initiatives, certification programs and provides leadership, planning and execution to achieve technical goals that support the annual and strategic goals of the Association. Alen is the 2023 American Concrete Institute Certification Award winner for his notable contributions to the advancement of ACI Certification programs and has developed numerous industry best practices guides.
Sponsored by:
Concrete Ontario

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