Embodied Carbon in Federal Construction

Recorded On: 08/04/2022

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Sustainability goals and design-build innovation go hand-in-hand. With the Federal government encouraging sustainable solutions, this session will examine new techniques agencies such as GSA are exploring and utilizing including innovations such as the mass timber construction in Federal buildings, its use and ongoing study. 

Lance Davis, LEED Fellow, MSU Fellow

General Services Administraton

Momo Sun, PE, Peng

WoodWorks – Wood Products Council

Anica Landreneau


Fernando Arias

Clark Construction

Max Puchtel

American Institute of Steel Construction

Max Puchtel is the Director of Government Relations and Sustainability for the American Institute of Steel Construction. He represents the structural steel community on state and federal government issues, including Buy American policies, trade, transportation funding, and Buy Clean legislation. Max leads AISC’s sustainability efforts, including the development and publication of three industry-wide EPDs for fabricated structural steel.


He is active in many professional, standards, and industry groups; including the Structural Engineering Institute, National Council of Structural Engineering Associations, Association for Iron and Steel Technology, and Green Globes Consensus Bodies. Max holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the Illinois Institute of Technology, and he is a licensed structural engineer, professional engineer, and LEED Green Associate.

Colin Lobo

National Ready Mix Concrete Association

Colin L. Lobo is the Executive Vice President of the Engineering Division of the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association in Alexandria, VA.  Besides managing the Engineering Division, his responsibilities include managing programs of NRMCA Research, Engineering and Standards Committee, coordinate and report on some of the Association’s research activities, advocate for codes and specifications that support performance and sustainability, provide technical resource information, coordinate and administer NRMCA technical training programs, and develop NRMCA technical publications. Colin manages the NRMCA certification programs for Ready Mixed Concrete Production Facilities, Concrete Technologists, Flatwork Finishers, and Pervious Concrete Contractors.

Colin has been with NRMCA since 1991. 

Colin holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering from Mysore University in India.  He received a Masters of Science Degree from Northeastern University in Boston and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.  He is the author of several technical papers, NRMCA technical publications, and books.

Colin is an active member on various committees of the ASTM International and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).  He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Colin has been a member of technical task groups and research panels of AASHTO and FHWA.

On ACI, Colin is a member of ACI Committees 318 (Building Code), 301 (Specifications), 132 (Responsibilities); 329 (performance criteria for ready mixed concrete); 214 (strength testing), and 211 (mixture proportioning). He is a past member of the ACI Board of Direction and a Fellow of the ACI.

On ASTM, Colin is a member of several ASTM Subcommittees that develop standards for cement, aggregates and concrete. He serves as the recording secretary for 09.40 that maintains the specification for ready mixed concrete, ASTM C94. He is a Fellow of ASTM.

Colin Lobo is the recipient of numerous awards from ACI, ASTM International, and NRMCA.

Colin is a registered professional engineer in the State of Maryland.


Embodied Carbon in Federal Construction
07/27/2022 at 9:30 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/04/2022
07/27/2022 at 9:30 AM (EDT)  |  Recorded On: 08/04/2022
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