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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ORGANIZATIONS – APRIL 2021

The American Concrete Institute has launched ACI 318 PLUS, an annual subscription providing digital interactive access to ACI CODE-318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary, along with in-document access to related resources, robust digital notetaking, and enhanced search. The service includes full digital interactive access to the ACI Detailing Manual and Reinforced Concrete Design Handbook, with functionality allowing…

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Kopczynski leads American Concrete Institute officer slate

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff Cary Kopczynski, principal of an eponymous engineering firm with Chicago and Seattle offices, has been elected ACI 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…

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ORGANIZATIONS – MARCH 2021

The National Ready Mixed Concrete Association has chartered a Small Producer Council, aimed at shaping the future of committee and staff work supporting the group’s widest range of members. The SPC was formed to ensure participants have an opportunity to lead a conversation on their unique needs and consult peers on issues of most consequence to their businesses. James Schelzi…

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ACI loads 2021 Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff Available as an online subscription, a USB drive or nine-volume print version, the ACI Collection is the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction, materials, and repair, with nearly 50 codes and specifications and more than 200 practices, including all guides and reports. 

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ACI updates key construction reference, expands membership benefits

The American Concrete Institute has broadened the scope of ACI 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, to include internal curing, mineral fillers and recycled aggregates, plus evaluation requirements for elements cast with self-consolidating mixes and structures with defined modulus of elasticity requirements. Compliance details have been updated to align with ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete—providing clarity on the…

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Internal curing, recycled rock, SCC, MOE topics join key ACI reference

The American Concrete Institute has expanded the scope of ACI 301-20, Specifications for Concrete Construction, to include internal curing, mineral fillers and recycled aggregates, along with evaluation requirements for elements cast with self-consolidating mixes and structures with defined modulus of elasticity requirements. Compliance details have been updated to align with ACI 318-19, Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete—providing clarity on…

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