The Chapter's Tuesday, April 13th lunch meeting was a joint effort with the San Jose State University ACI Student Chapter. Student Chapter President, Yachen Ji, spoke about the student's activities during virtual learning times, and the challenges they are facing.
LinkedIn's Senior Manager of Design + Build, Jennifer Mitchell then discussed the success of the “Building One” concrete initiative, and LinkedIn’s project approach of partnering with the entire supply chain to solve a sustainability problem. Concrete can be the solution to many sustainable building initiatives, and plays an important role in corporate compliance to 2030/2050 climate goals. As part of their efforts, Mitchell and the team at Central Concrete designed 15 different concrete mixes to reduce the amount of cement in them and replace that cement with recycled content up to as much as 70 percent. Upon completion, it is estimated the project will boast greenhouse gas avoidance of approximately 4.8 million pounds.
If you would like to view Jennifer's presentation on our YouTube channel, click here.