Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.
The American Concrete Institute has recently approved three new position statements, joining nine others on various topics supporting state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations, particularly those underpinning code development and adoption:
• Construction Volume. Creates a favorable environment, domestically and internationally, for increased construction; and more specifically encouraging or creating an environment for increased use of concrete. Includes development of programs, guidance, and requirements for concrete design and construction to better adapt to such industry trends or priorities as enhanced life safety, durability, sustainability and resiliency.
• Public Good. Establishes appropriate levels of design, construction, repair, and maintenance criteria that provide for life safety, health and welfare of the public, plus property protection. Encourages, where appropriate, engaging ACI and/or the ACI Foundation to facilitate programs and activities related the role of concrete technology in improving the built environment.
• Professional and Workforce Development. Supports professional development including but not limited to education and credentialing, while engaging ACI and/or the ACI Foundation to facilitate professional and workforce development programs and activities related to concrete and concrete technology. Internally, ACI committees continue the development and dissemination of programs, services, and documents for use by firms within the concrete industry to on-board, orient, and advance worker development.
ACI directors adopted the process of creating position statements to better allow Institute members and staff to actively engage in advocating for ACI code adoption. — www.concrete.org/positions