Professors’ Workshop


Coming July 2024

ACI World Headquarters
Farmington Hills, MI, USA

We will offer the Professors’ Workshop again in 2024. Check back in early 2024 for details and registration.


The 2023 Professors’ Workshop was held in two parts; the first was an online only event on July 17 and 18 and the second was a face-to-face event held at ACI Headquarters in Farmington Hills, MI on July 25 and 26.

Prominent, nationally known faculty and industry representatives presented information and resources to assist professors in preparing or fine-tuning their concrete-related courses. The synchronous online portion of the workshop focused on providing teaching resources that are suited for both online and face-to-face formats. Although the online portion focused on providing resources, interactive online sessions facilitated discussion and exchanged ideas.

The sessions at ACI HQ were highly interactive. Attendees participated in numerous breakout sessions where they participated in classroom activities that were designed to engage the students attention and interest in concrete. In addition, attendees were askeded to develop and present ideas for integrating the techniques presented into their own courses. Breakout sessions were guided by the professors’ workshop faculty with plenty of opportunity for exchanging teaching ideas with the workshop faculty and fellow attendees. Attendees received a certificate of participation for attending the workshop



Day 1 (July 17):

    • 10AM: Introduction to Concrete
    • 11AM: Active Learning in the Virtual Classroom
    • Noon: Lunch break and open discussion
    • 1PM: Concrete Repair
    • 2PM:Pavements – What to Teach and How

Day 2 (July 18):

    • 10AM: CRSI Capstone Course
    • 11AM: Hardened Properties and Durability
    • Noon: Lunch break and open discussion
    • 1PM: Resources for Teaching Concrete
    • 2PM: Teaching Concrete Durability to Undergraduate Engineers


Day 1 (July 25):

    • 8AM: Fresh Concrete Properties, Placing and Finishing Concrete
    • 9AM: Models for Teaching Structural Concrete
    • 10:45AM: Teaching Concrete Design: Visualizing Systems and Behaviors
    • Noon: Lunch and Tour of ACI Headquarters
    • 1PM: Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching Cement and Concrete Materials Science
    • 2PM: Developing effective laboratory modules
    • 4 - 4:30PM: Including diversity, equity, and inclusion topics in your concrete class

Evening – Group Dinner

Day 2 (July 26):

    • 8AM: Using calculation worksheets to teach concrete design
    • 9:30AM: Using calculation worksheets and full-scale detailing in the classroom
    • 10AM - 11:30AM: Attendees will participate in classroom-suitable testing activity
    • Noon: Lunch
    • 1PM: Presentation of lab and worksheet module ideas developed by attendees during workshop
    • 2PM – 4:30PM: Tutorial on developing class notes using ACI 318 PLUS platform

ACI Faculty Network

The ACI Faculty Network is a free connection group for educators to encourage and support student interest in concrete engineering and construction through dissemination of educational, scholarship, and research information. 

Learn More »