Many of today’s commercial buildings are made of concrete. One of concrete’s crucial components is cement, which releases significant amounts of carbon dioxide into the environment. Join us as we learn what other alternatives exist to mitigate cement’s harm and lessen the carbon footprint of the built environment.
This program will present a history of cement and its importance in architecture. We'll focus specifically on new manufacturing methods and alternative building materials that may limit the adverse environmental effect of cement and concrete.
Program Speaker: Tom Stelmack
Dr. Thomas R. Stelmack retired following a 42-year career in optometry, having received prestigious awards for his teaching and clinical service. He immediately began training to become a CAC docent, pursuing a lifelong avocational interest in architecture. In addition to leading CAC walking tours and the River Cruise, he's helped create several new tours and always volunteers for Open House Chicago.