now well-recognized technology both as internal
reinforcement for new construction and as external
reinforcement for rehabilitation of existing structures.
The two sessions focused on reinforced and prestressed
concrete structures with emphasis on the applications of FRP
reinforcement as well as high-performance materials.
Presentations included: ••Recent Canadian Experience of Applications of FRP
Reinforcing Bars in Buildings and Bridges; ••Seismic Performance of Concrete Columns Containing
GFRP Longitudinal Bars and GFRP Transverse
Reinforcement; ••Innovations in Bridge Strengthening using FRP in
Australia; ••Fire Safety and Fiber-Reinforced Polymers: From
Prohibition to Acceptance; ••Behavior of Carbon FRP Prestressed Cored Slabs; and ••Strengthening Concrete Structures Using Prestressed
FRP—over 20 years of R&D.
ACI Student Forum Focuses on Research and
ACI student chapter officers took part in a leadership
workshop on March 24, 2019. The Student Chapter
Leadership Workshop was sponsored by ACI Committee
S805, Collegiate Concrete Council, and featured a keynote
presentation by ACI Past President Ken Hover, titled
“Revolutionary Leadership: Focus on Your Members.”
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The presentation is part of a three-part career development
series conceived by Hover, who is faculty advisor to the
ASCE student chapter at Cornell University. He has been
mentoring the chapter’s Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge
competition team leaders for many years.
Student-led presentations on membership, meeting
planning, and fundraising were given by student leaders from
San Jose State University, University of the Philippines –
Diliman, and New Jersey Institute of Technology.
The following day, students participated in the ACI Student
Forum to learn about the activities and accomplishments of
ACI Student Chapters from around the world. Presentations
were made by: ••Université Laval, sponsored by Québec and Eastern
Ontario Chapter – ACI; ••Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, sponsored by
Northeast Mexico Chapter – ACI; ••Dalhousie University, sponsored by Atlantic Chapter – ACI; ••Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo,
sponsored by Central and Southern Mexico Chapter – ACI; ••Kongu Engineering College, sponsored by India Chapter –
ACI; and ••West Pomeranian University of Technology, sponsored by
ACI International Partner Poland Academy of Science.
In addition to presenting at the Student Forum, the ACI
Student Chapter at Université Laval also hosted the ACI
Student Networking Reception held on March 23.
Preparing Faculty and Young Professionals
for Industry Success
ACI Committee S802, Teaching Methods and Educational
Materials, sponsored two sessions on March 25, 2019,
targeting faculty and young professionals.
The Speaker Development Breakfast featured a panel on
Cement Sponsor: Baker Concrete Construction
Admixture Sponsors: BASF Corporation, The Euclid
Chemical Company, GCP Applied Technologies,
MAPEI, and Tech-Mix/Solhydroc
Coarse Aggregate Sponsors: Forta Corporation, San
Antonio Chapter – ACI, SIMCO Technologies, and Wiss,
Janney, Elstner Associates
Fine Aggregate Sponsors: Carolinas Chapter – ACI,
Las Vegas Chapter – ACI, Manitoba Chapter – ACI, New
Jersey Chapter – ACI, and Northern California and
Western Nevada Chapter – ACI
Water Sponsors: Arizona Chapter – ACI, Arkansas
Chapter – ACI, Colorado Ready Mixed Concrete
Association, Eastern New York Chapter – ACI, Eastern
Pennsylvania and Delaware Chapter – ACI, Georgia
Chapter – ACI, Houston Chapter – ACI, Illinois Chapter –
ACI, Intermountain Chapter – ACI, Kansas Chapter –
ACI, Lehigh Cement, Louisiana Chapter – ACI,
Maryland Chapter – ACI, Ontario Chapter – ACI,
Pittsburgh Area Chapter – ACI, Rocky Mountain Chapter –
ACI, San Diego Chapter – ACI, Southern California
Chapter – ACI, and Twining, Inc.
In Kind Donations: Forney and Humboldt Mfg. Co.
2018-2019 ACI President David Lange (left) presented certificates of
appreciation to Vincent Lapointe (center) and Éric Bédard, Co-Chairs,
Québec and Eastern Ontario Chapter – ACI Convention Committee