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.

Coinciding with the convention theme, the ACI Northeast Texas Chapter will introduce the Art of Concrete Student Competition, in which students may present their original concrete artwork via sculpture, painting, drawing, photography or scale model. The top 20 entries will be displayed during the convention, and attendees will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite piece.

ACI conventions assemble engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and standards. Intended to deliver real-world applications for emerging trends and industry topics, the convention will feature the opening session and awards program, 300-plus committee meetings, 50-plus technical sessions, and an industry trade exhibition.

The convention will be held at the Hyatt Regency Dallas where attendees may receive reduced rates based on availability until Feb. 16. Attendees who register for the convention by Feb. 19 will receive reduced registration rates as well. More information on the ACI Spring 2012 Convention can be found at: