Structural Engineers Association of New York

Urban Green Seminar - "Dual Market Transformation: Concrete & Recycled Glass"

12 Jan 2016 1:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

January 21, 2016

6:00 to 8:00 PM @ The Mohawk Group

71 West 23rd Street (18th Floor)
New York, NY 10010

Event Description: For years, building developers and their teams have searched for ways to optimize concrete mixes for performance, schedule, and reduced environmental impact. Simultaneously, the New York City metro area has been generating far more post-consumer glass than recyclers have a consistent end market use for. In an effort to address these dual challenges, pragmatic thought leaders brought key stakeholders from multiple industry sectors together to collaborate on a solution. Team members worked together over the course of 18 months to begin piloting use of locally recycled ground glass as an ingredient in high-performing concrete with reduced environmental impact.

Come hear the Recycler, the Manufacturer, the Structural Engineer and the Building Owners Representative/Convener discuss what was involved in identifying this solution, whether the idea can be replicated in concrete mixes across the country, and what will it take for the larger cast-in-place concrete and glass recycling marketplaces to be transformed.


Amanda Kaminsky

Founding Partner, Building Product Ecosystems



Lou Grasso Jr.

Managing Partner, Kingston Block/Urban Mining North East


Cawsie Jijina

Principal, Severud Associates


Tom Outerbridge

Manager, Municipal Recycling at Sims

For more information and to register, go to the 

Urban Green website

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