Brian Lutey joined UHC as a volunteer in 2008 and became a member in 2009, and provides a valuable perspective from the industrial sector.
He has been instrumental in the implementation of pervious concrete for the curving paths at the Joy Garden which and provide ADA accessible pathways through the garden for special needs students at the school.
This project features other applications of recycled concrete materials utilized in new and exciting ways. Brian also led educational classes for both students at the school and local concrete contractors in the methods and techniques used to install pervious concrete.
Brian graduated from IUPUI with a BS in Business Management and has over 17 years experience in Ready Mix Concrete. He has worked in many areas of the ready mix plant, from batching, dispatching, quality control, sales, collection, and management. He has been an area manager for a large producer where he was responsible for 5 batch plants and a pre-cast plant. Brian has extensive hands – on experience with ready mixed plants and products. He has successfully converted asphalt parking lots to concrete, and has extensive experience designing, testing, marketing, and supplying ready mixed flowable fill. Brian has taught decorative concrete, both stencil and stamp, to contractors. He has marketed and produced ready mixed Roller Compacted Concrete Pavement and pervious concrete pavement.
Brian worked for the Indiana Ready Mixed Concrete Association, IRMCA, for four years, during which time he developed new pervious concrete mix designs, placement methods, and a training and promotion program that was used to assist more than nine other state Ready Mix organizations to build successful Pervious Concrete programs, and was instrumental in the IRMCA winning the 2006 State Association of the Year Award from the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association.
Brian is also a member of American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), C09 committee and subcommittee on Pervious Concrete, and a member of the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) – Chicago Chapter where he is a Certified Document Technician, (CSI, CDT). Brian is a member of Urban Habitat Chicago, (UHC), Chicago Chapter of USGBC, and is a LEED Accredited Professional, (LEED AP).
In April of 2007 Brian became the VP of Green Building for Ozinga, a large ready mixed concrete supplier in the Chicagoland and NorthWest Indiana markets. Brian has the responsibility to take the Ozinga family’s commitment to being responsible stewards of the environment, and translate that commitment into sustainable concrete products and environmentally friendly building practices utilizing concrete in Ozinga’s market areas.
In the year and a half that Brian has been with Ozinga, the Green Building commitment has permeated Ozinga’s employees and our customers through months of training, certification classes, and through our local communities through promotion, training, and demonstration projects. The result includes over 150 Ozinga Certified Filtercrete Contractors, and the installation of dozens of Filtercrete pervious concrete projects within our market areas, including many Chicago Green Alleys, a two acre parking lot that utilizes Filtercrete pervious concrete for all pavement surfaces, and replaced over $100,000 worth of underground storage with just seven inch thick stormwater detention layer consisting of open-graded stone. Brian is currently working with Federal, State, and local municipal officials to accelerate the successful implementation of Green Building practices using concrete materials, with an emphasis on pervious concrete pavement as an alternative to conventional pavements and Stormwater BMP’s.
Brian has worked with many local non profit groups to promote sustainable practices, including Center for Neighborhood Technology, (CNT), UHC, USGBC, and others helping to connect resources with projects.
Filtercrete pervious concrete was highlighted at the first National Home Builders Assoc, (NAHB) Green Certified Development in the US at two of the Green Certified Homes. The project included contractor training, educational seminars for realtors and a Green Parade of Homes.
Brian provides educational seminars through out the Midwest and the Chicagoland area to concrete industry groups and to design professionals providing professional development credits.