International Agreements

International Agreements

ACI is interested in building a worldwide community of individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, materials, education, research and other roles in the concrete industry, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete. As a result, ACI’s international activities are focused on the global development and distribution of concrete knowledge.

ACI strengthens its relationship with the international concrete community through participation in international events, expansion and support of international Chapters, and signing collaborative agreements with key concrete-related organizations around the world.


ACI's international committees serve as guiding voices to keep international activities and concerns at the forefront of ACI's strategic goals and actions.



Why is ACI interested in signing international agreements?


An international agreement between concrete-related organizations who are committed to cooperation, coordination, and collaboration is a critical step in the effort to develop a worldwide unified concrete community of equal partners.

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ACI has fostered closer and more formal relations with many international concrete organizations by signing international agreements. Each agreement is tailored to the particular relationship and identifies common interests, outlines a mutual understanding, and defines areas of cooperation between the organizations.


The intent of signing an international agreement is to increase collaboration and cooperation between the organizations for the purpose of improving concrete construction by making technical expertise of each organization available to the other through publications, meetings, conferences, internet links, committee membership, certification activities, and any other activity as mutually agreed.



Agreed upon cooperation between the organizations may be exhibited by activities such as:



  1. Promoting the agreement on their letterhead
  2. Jointly sponsoring conferences, seminars, or other educational activities, with or without financial commitment
  3. Sharing committee information and extending membership on each other’s committees
  4. Encouraging visits to each other's office, conventions and meetings
  5. Providing complimentary subscriptions to each other's periodicals
  6. Publicizing the programs and products of each other, and negotiating terms and arrangements for resale
  7. Exploring the possibility of publishing select information, typically not available to members, as part of an International Publication Series
  8. Linking websites to make members aware of the other's programs and activities
  9. Developing joint awards for outstanding service to the concrete industry
  10. Encouraging participation in ACI certification programs via negotiated terms and arrangements

And other mutually agreed upon benefits shared between the organizations.

Who has signed an international agreement with ACI?

The American Concrete Institute is proud to have signed agreements with the following international organizations:

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For more information on a specific organization, visit their websites by clicking on the organization name.

Asia — Asian Concrete Federation (ACF)

Australia — Cement Concrete & Aggregates Australia (CCAA)

Australia — Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)

Austria — Austrian Society for Concrete and Construction Technology (ASCCT)

Brazil — Associacao Nacional de Pisos e Revestimentos de Alto Desempenho (ANAPRE)

Brazil — Instituto Brasileiro Do Concreto (IBRACON)

Chile — Instituto del Cemento y del Hormigon de Chile (ICH)

China — China Concrete & Cement-Based Products Association (CCPA)

China — Shanghai Concrete Industry Association (SCIA)

China — Shanghai Research Institute of Building Sciences (SRIBS)

Colombia — Asociación Colombiana de Ingeniería Sísmica (AIS)

Colombia — Iberoamerican Federation of Ready Mixed Concrete (FIHP)

Costa Rica — Instituto Costarricense del Cemento y del Concreto (ICCYC)

Czech Republic — Czech Concrete Society (CCS)

Egypt — Egyptian Engineer's Syndicate (EES)

El Salvador — Fundación ISCYC

Europe — Fédération international du béton / International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib)

Guatemala — Instituto del Cemento y del Concreto de Guatemala (ICCG)

Hong Kong — Hong Kong Concrete Institute (HKCI)

India — Indian Concrete Institute (ICI)

Indonesia — Indonesian Society of Civil and Structural Engineers (HAKI)

Japan — Japan Concrete Institute (JCI)

Jordan – Jordan Concrete Association (JCA)

Korea — Korea Concrete Institute (KCI)

Mexico — Instituto Mexicano del Cemento y del Concreto (IMCYC)

Mongolia — Mongolian Concrete Association (MCA)

New Zealand — Concrete NZ

Nicaragua — Instituto Nicaragüense del Cemento y del Concreto (INCYC)

Norway — Norwegian Concrete Association (NCA)

Pakistan — Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

Poland — Polish Academy of Sciences (KILW)

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Southern Africa — Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA)

Spain — Asociación Científico-Técnica del Hormigón Estructural (ACHE)

Sweden — Swedish Concrete Association (SCA)

Taiwan — Taiwan Concrete Institute (TCI)

Thailand — Thailand Concrete Association (TCA)

United Arab Emirates — Dubai Municipality

United Kingdom — The Concrete Society

United Kingdom — The Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT)

Vietnam — Ministry of Construction (MOC)

Vietnam — National University of Civil Engineering (NUCE)

Vietnam — Vietnam Concrete Association (VCA)

Vietnam — Vietnam Institute for Building Science and Technology (IBST)

International Forum

This session, held at every ACI Convention and moderated by an ACI Vice President, provides an opportunity to learn about other international organizations and their activities, upcoming publications and events, and how ACI is working with its International Partners in the common pursuit of advancing concrete knowledge.

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International Concrete Abstracts Portal

Several International Partners provide access to a variety of concrete-related resources through the International Concrete Abstracts Portal.

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