International Agreements

ACI's goal of serving as a major force in creating and maintaining a worldwide community of individuals and organizations supplying and accessing knowledge on concrete is met through our international activities.

ACI maintains its relationship with the international concrete community through our participation in international events, our active and influential International Chapters, and signing collaborative agreements with other international organizations.

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

Why is ACI interested in signing international agreements?

An international agreement with a concrete-related association that is committed to cooperation, coordination, and collaboration with other concrete-related societies 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 a number of international concrete organizations through 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 may be exhibited by such activities as

  1. Promoting the agreement on each organization's letterhead
  2. Jointly sponsoring conferences, seminars, or other educational activities between the organizations with or without financial commitment
  3. Sharing with each organization committee information and extending membership on committees
  4. Encouraging visits to each organization's office and conventions/meetings
  5. Providing complimentary subscriptions to each organization's periodicals
  6. Publicizing the programs and products of the other organization and negotiating terms and arrangements for resale
  7. Exploring the possibilities of publishing select information typically not available to the organization's members as part of an International Publication Series
  8. Linking websites to make each organization's members aware of the organization'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 be a partner with the following international organizations.

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

Africa — Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA)

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)

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)

Japan — Japan Concrete Institute (JCI)

Korea — Korea Concrete Institute (KCI)

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

New Zealand — New Zealand Concrete Society (NZCS)

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

Norway — Norwegian Concrete Association (NCA)

Poland — Polish Academy of Sciences (KILW)

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Sweden — Swedish Concrete Association (SCA)

Taiwan — Taiwan Concrete Institute (TCI)

Thailand — Thailand Concrete Association (TCA)

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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