ExxonMobil underwrites newest ACI Center of Excellence

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions Co. and ExxonMobil Chemical Co. have together joined NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials as a Gold Supporting Member. They will have a hands-on role in carrying out core NEx functions: Standards, Specifications and Professional Development; Technical Committee Acceleration; Plant Audit/Certification; Research and…

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ACI Center, Composites Manufacturers eye FRP plant certification

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA), along with the American Concrete Institute and recently chartered NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials, will develop a plant certification program for concrete-grade, fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite bars and tendons. ACMA, ACI, and NEx agree the program should a) comply with…

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ACI moves Concrete Convention from in-person to virtual format

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff Engineers, contractors, educators, material or manufacturing representatives, plus other allied interests will assemble online from October 17-21, 2021 for the ACI Concrete Convention—the world’s gathering place for advancing construction. Originally scheduled as a hybrid event with virtual presentations accompanying in-person meetings in Atlanta, the program will now be fully online. 

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ACI sets agenda, virtual options for Atlanta-bound Concrete Convention

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. Engineers, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives will assemble at the ACI Concrete Convention in Atlanta, October 17-21, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. Technical and educational sessions will provide perspectives on the latest research and industry developments, along with the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours. Select programming will also…

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ACI 133 to help federal agency investigate Florida tower collapse

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff ACI Committee 133 on Disaster Reconnaissance will coordinate a team to assist National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) structural engineering experts study the progressive failure of a 12-story reinforced concrete structure, Champlain Towers South, in Surfside, Fla. ACI Executive Vice President Ronald Burg cited the action in a statement on…

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ACI harnesses practitioner insights in global learning marathon

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff Production skills honed during a year of virtual conference, convention and education presentations have the American Concrete Institute poised for a first of its kind gathering: 24 Hours of Concrete Knowledge, a free online learning program taking participants around the world with visits to experts from 12 ACI Chapters and 12…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MAY 2021

Cary Kopczynski, principal of an eponymous engineering firm with Chicago and Seattle offices, has been elected American Concrete Institute president for 2021-22, succeeding Minneapolis attorney and (pre-AECOM) Ellerbe Associates veteran Jeffrey Coleman. A recognized expert in reinforced concrete and post-tensioned concrete building design, Kopczynski has served on the ACI Foundation Board of Trustees and ACI Board’s Financial Advisory Committee, and…

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ACI to host conference on fiber-reinforced polymers

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich. The virtual ACI Concrete Conference on Fiber-Reinforced Polymers, 8-11 a.m. EST on June 1-2, will offer technical presentations on innovative ways FRP is being used in the industry and highlight the practical application of how such reinforcements can extend structures’ service life. Presentations will focus on projects where risk of corrosion leads to…

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ACI adds Construction Volume, Public Good, Workforce statements

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: 

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