Watch how a family survived Hurricane Sandy

View more videos on concrete's role in resilient communities on the PCA YouTube Channel

MIT CSHub: Quanitfying hazard life-cycle cost

The MIT CSHub has outlined a probabilistic risk-based framework to calculate the life-cycle cost of maintenance due to hazardous situations. Life-cycle cost assessment (LCCA) provides the analytical basis to quantify the economic implications of different construction systems. It supports homeowners’, builders’ and architects’ decisions regarding the selection of a cost-effective design over a prescribed time period.

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Visit the Concrete Pavilion (booth #739) at the 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, October 22-24 at the Morial Convention Center and learn how concrete’s resilient design can produce more durable buildings in post-Katrina communities.

Contact Erik Rancatore for more information: Mobile: 773,750,3460; Office: 847.972.9138; Twitter: @ConcreteThinker

PCA Greenbuild Fact Sheets

  • Build It Better With Concrete

  • Resilient Communities Start With More Durable Buildings

  • Concrete House Stands Up to Katrina

  • Preparing For The True Impact of Natural Disasters

Biographies of On-Site Greenbuild Spokespersons:

David Shepherd, AIA is Residential Technology Manager for the Portland Cement Association (PCA). He is responsible for coordination of research and training of technical issues, as well as promotion for the residential market throughout the U.S.

Prior to joining PCA, David was involved in the construction industry in a variety of capacities.  His career history includes being the co-founder and principal of a residential Design/Build firm in the Chicago metropolitan area, Assistant VP of a national real estate investment firm, providing construction consulting, forensic and due diligence analysis, and project management.

Donn C. Thompson, AIA, CGP, LEEP AP BD+C, is Director of Market Development for the Portland Cement Association (PCA) with responsibility for coordinating promotion strategies for various targeted markets for concrete products and systems.

Donn conducts presentations nationwide on various aspects of building sustainably with concrete as well as advocacy on behalf of stronger building codes. He has been active in the concrete industry for more than 17 years with extensive field experience with concrete systems, having served as an on-site contractor trainer for a variety of residential and commercial projects.