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02-04-20 | Association News

American Concrete Institute

2019 Report

At the Emerging Leaders Alliance 12th annual leadership conference November 3-6, 2019, in Falls Church, Virginia, a group of young professionals represented the ACI and Aquafin Inc., a concrete and asphalt repair company based in Maryland: (from left) Andrew Potter, Aquafin Inc.; Kanette Worlds, ACI staff liaison; Keila Lombardozzi, Clark Concrete Contracts LLC., Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza, PhD candidate at University of Miami; Claire (Qiwei) Nowasell, Lehigh Hanson; Jan Vosahliki, CTL Group; Robert Thomas, assistant professor at Clakson University; Pierro Caputo, Aquafin Inc.; Prannoy Suraneni, assistant professor at University of Miami; Soundar Balakumara, Virginia Transportation Research Council.
College students gather at the Student Chapter Leadership Workshop, which kicked-off on the evening of Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Duke Energy Convention Center at the University of Cincinnati with the Student Networking Reception.
Trey Hamilton joined ACI's staff as senior engineer.
The American Concrete Institute's Annual Chapter Leadership Program, held on May 20-21, attracted representatives from chapters around the country and the world.

Profile: Founded in 1904 and headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, and a regional office in Dubai, UAE, the American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational & training programs, certification programs, and proven expertise for individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete. ACI has more than 100 chapters, 215 student chapters, and 30,000 members spanning over 120 countries.

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Judged by an independent panel of industry professionals, winning projects were selected based on architectural and engineering merit, creativity, innovative construction techniques or solutions, innovative use of materials, ingenuity, sustainability, resilience, and functionality and presented at the institute's 2019 Convention and Expo. The highest honor was presented to the King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, located in Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia. The association launched a new program for U.S. military veterans who obtain an ACI certification; providing rebates of $250 towards earning a certification in concrete field testing, concrete construction inspection, flatwork finishing, or one of ACI's other 20+ certification programs. Other highlights included the Concrete Conference on Materials & Design in Amman, Jordan, the Self-Consolidating Concrete Student Competition in Dbayeh, Lebanon, the formation of a new committee whose mission is to develop and maintain structural concrete code requirements unique to the design of precast concrete, the launch of the Post-Installed Concrete Anchor Installation Inspector certification program, and the release of the ACI 562-19 Code Requirements for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures and Commentary. In February during World of Concrete in Las Vegas, the association will offer various certification courses, seminars and exams.

As seen in LASN magazine, December 2019.

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