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Farmington Hills, Mich., May 22, 2023 – The Slag Cement Association (SCA) and NEU, an ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon-Neutral Concrete, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on May 17 at ACI Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Mich.

The MOU sets forth the terms and understanding between the SCA and NEU to use their individual and collective resources to reduce, through reasonable measures, the carbon footprint of concrete in the built environment.

NEU Executive Director Dean Frank (left) and SCA Marketing Director Nick Brimley (right) shake hands after signing the MOU at ACI Headquarters.

Under the MOU, the SCA will share its technical information about the utilization of slag cement in lowered embodied concrete construction. NEU will incorporate this technical knowledge into their publications and educational resources, fostering widespread awareness of the benefits of slag cement in reducing the carbon impact of concrete construction.

“As an Allied Organization of NEU, the Slag Cement Association is uniquely positioned to assist in the reduction of the concrete industry’s carbon footprint,” stated SCA Marketing Director Nick Brimley. “NEU will now be able to utilize and promote our many technical and education resources, such as SCA’s case studies, webinars, and Life Cycle Assessment Calculator.”

“We look forward to working with the Slag Cement Association in promoting our similar missions and advancing materials and technologies that can assist in reducing carbon dioxide emissions associated with concrete construction.” replied NEU Executive Director Dean Frank, P.E.

The collaboration between the SCA and NEU holds great promise for advancing sustainable concrete practices. By combining their expertise, resources, and networks, they are committed to driving significant progress in reducing carbon emissions within the industry.

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