Sessions & Events

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Convention Highlights

October 25, 2020


9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Opening Session is the official start to the ACI Convention and will begin with a welcome address by ACI President Jeffrey Coleman. Next, the emcee for the night will introduce our featured keynote speaker. This broadcast will also be made available on demand during convention week.


12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Speaker: Erleen Hatfield
Title: High-Performing Buildings with Sustainable Concrete

Join us virtually for this International Lunch and Learn. The American Concrete Institute is honored to welcome Erleen Hatfield to the ACI Concrete Convention. Hatfield’s International Lunch presentation title is “High-Performing Buildings with Sustainable Concrete”. The theme builds on the use of concrete in sustainable construction, including the new Atlanta stadium, academic buildings and high-rise construction. Sustainable and meaningful best practices in concrete construction will be shared. Also, through the use of case studies, the role of technology (BIM) in design will be presented and how it can be beneficial to the project stakeholders and sustainability goals.

Erleen Hatfield is the Managing Partner of the Hatfield Group. She has over 25 years of experience in the design of complex structures worldwide. She is both a licensed engineer and architect with a deep appreciation of the value of design and technical excellence. Her open-minded approach to design enables clients to explore options to find the best fit for their project. Hatfield brings an extensive understanding of the evolving state of industry research and building codes, sitting on code committees and engineering research non-profit boards.Her experience includes over 12 years at Thornton Tomasetti engineers, 10 years as a Partner at Buro Happold, and she has been on the faculty of the Yale School of Architecture for over 15 years. She speaks frequently on innovation in architecture and structural engineering.



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