Ulm and Concrete Sustainability Hub named to engineering list of top newsmakers
April 2, 2013
By Denise Brehm
Civil & Environmental Engineering
Engineering News Record, a weekly magazine for the construction industry, has named Franz-Josef Ulm, the George Macomber Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), to its list of 25 Top Newsmakers for his work establishing the MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSH).
The hub, which is headquartered in CEE, was established October 2009 with $10 million in funding from the Portland Cement Association (PCA) and Ready Mixed Concrete (RMC) Research & Education Foundation. The objective of the CSH is to reduce the environmental footprint of concrete — the manufacturing of which is responsible for about 5 percent of global atmospheric carbon dioxide — by accelerating emerging breakthroughs in concrete science and engineering and trans