Center for Carbon Efficient and Advanced Manufacturing of Materials and Structures (CAMMS)
Our infrastructure defines our climate. Infrastructure is responsible for >75% of all greenhouse gas emissions, and thus critically important to achieving the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals. The Center for Carbon Efficient and Advanced Manufacturing of Materials and Structures (CAMMS) at Arizona State University aims to advance breakthrough technologies toward sustainable and efficient infrastructural materials manufacturing and infrastructure construction. A majority of our infrastructure is built with concrete. Cement, the major ingredient of concrete accounts for ~8% of global GHG emissions and >20% of all industrial carbon emissions. CAMMS is engaged in developing technologies for embodied carbon reduction in cement and concrete through several avenues including novel source materials and manufacturing routes, use of waste and recycled materials, and optimization in design and construction. Furthermore, advancing construction through novel technologies such as digital manufacturing (3D printing) is also the focus of this center.