ACI brings ‘Art of Concrete’ to Dallas

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.

ACI’s Spring 2012 Convention will take place March 18–22, 2012, in Dallas under the theme, Art of Concrete, showcasing the creative side of the building material. The convention will debut a new two-hour session format that will increase the number of technical sessions and provide attendees with more flexibility in their convention schedules.

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PCI accepting research proposals for 2012-13 academic year

Source: Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Chicago

PCI is accepting research proposals under the Daniel P. Jenny Fellowship program through Feb. 20; selected proposals will be awarded $20,000. The program is intended primarily for the support of candidates for master’s-degree-level research related to precast/prestressed concrete, although Ph.D. candidates will be considered. Last academic year, eight proposals were selected by the PCI Research and Development Council to be honored with Daniel P. Jenny Research Fellowships.

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Green Matters Conference to cover emerging concrete and sustainability issues

Source: Professional Trade Publications, Inc., Eugene, Ore.

A special focus Green Matters Conference, February 23-24 in San Antonio—co-located with the Concrete Décor Show —will convene industry experts to share up-to-date information on sustainable design and concrete construction. The program calls for seminars and panel discussions where industry experts will share insight on sustainable technologies; trends in green building; infrared reflective coatings; innovative uses of concrete to provide cooling and stormwater management; environmental benefits of polished concrete; and, advancements in functional resilience.

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Polishing, coating, casting demonstrations anchor Concrete Décor Show

Source: Professional Trade Publications Inc., Eugene, Ore.

The 2012 Concrete Decor Show, February 20-24, in San Antonio, will feature what organizers note are hands-on training and continuing education sessions decorative concrete contractors and specialty artisans need to improve their knowledge, site skills and business opportunities. The Decorative Concrete Institute’s Bob Harris will be the keynote speaker for the evening of Tuesday, February 21; in “Going the Distance with Decorative Concrete,” he will share insights on business challenges and how attendees can take advantage of market growth.

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Cemex globally launches self-curing ready-mixed brand

Source: Cemex, S.A.B. de. C.V., Monterrey, Mexico

Timed during last week’s World of Concrete conference in Las Vegas, construction materials giant Cemex announced the launch of its ready-mixed concrete brand, Hidratium, to the global marketplace.

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