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The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council (CIC) will host its next Technology Forum on August 30- September 1, 2022, in St. Paul, MN. This is the first in-person forum in two years and will include four technology showcases, over ten different presentations, and a debate.
Forum topics include:
Carbon Dioxide Utilization and Machine Learning Deliver Low-Carbon Concrete Presented by Gaurav N. Sant
Concrete Sensors for Curing Presented by Jim Cairns and Kevin A. MacDonald
Novel Method for Producing Cement & SCMs Presented by Cody Finke
Ultra-High Performance Concrete and its Carbon Footprint Presented by Peter W. Weber
3D-Printed Topology Optimized UHPC Walls with Superior Ductility Presented by Siham S. Al Shanti
A Contractor’s Experience with the Evolution of Sustainable Mix Designs Prestned by Eric S. Peterson
Early Concrete Performance Extremes Presented by Tim Cost
Integration of Alternative Cements into Building Codes — Presented by Lawrence L. Sutter
Legal Issues in Concrete Construction: Responsibility with New Technology Presented by Jeffrey W. Coleman
Structural Polymer Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction and Other Infrastructure Applications Presented by Mahmoud Reda Taha
The New FRP Bar Code Presented by Carol K. Shield
The Minnesota DOT Test Road “MNRoad” Presented by Bernard I. Izevbekhai
Understanding the “What, Why and How” when Specifying Permeability-Reducing Admixtures Presented by Shashiprakash (Prakash) Surali
A debate titled, Alternatives to Cylinder Breaks for Acceptance Testing, will be moderated by Rex A. Donahey. Participants will discuss if the industry could/should develop more rapid and reliable acceptance criteria based, for example, on multivariate analyses of fresh concrete properties and data from non-destructive tests and sensors. Viewpoints of contractor, producer, specifier, and testing agency sectors will be represented and there will be time for Q&A with attendees.
The ACI Foundation Technology Forum is an industry-exclusive educational and networking event for concrete professionals. The forum is your opportunity to connect with representatives from material suppliers, architecture & engineering firms, contractors, academics, top-level executives, and regulatory agencies.
For more information about the technology forum including registration, updates to the agenda, and schedule, visit acifoundation.org/technology.
The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration and is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation; the Concrete Innovation Council, which identifies technologies and innovations and helps to implement when appropriate; the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies; and the Scholarship Council which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships.
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