February – March 2007
The use of Supplementary Cementing Materials, or SCMs, is becoming the norm in concrete construction in Canada, though the benefits and challenges of SCM use are not always well understood. It was determined that there was a need to get stakeholder perceptions on SCMs to help in the development of resources, policies and tools that will benefit everyone with an interest in concrete.
Through the assessment process, an online survey was developed by InterVISTAS Consulting under contract to the EcoSmart Foundation, and with the support of the Cement Association of Canada (CAC), the Canadian Ready-Mixed Concrete Association (CRMCA), the Association of Canadian Industries Recycling Coal Ash (CIRCA), the National Research Council (Institute for Research in Construction), Public Works & Government Services Canada, Environment Canada and Natural Resources Canada.
The survey ran from February 15 to March 12, 2007 and the results are being compiled into a report for submission to Natural Resources Canada.