Student Competitions

Open Competitions


FRC Bowling Ball Competition

Students demonstrate the behavior of fiber reinforcement within concrete, to gain experience in forming and fabricating a fiber-reinforced concrete element, and to encourage creativity with compliance in engineering design and analysis. Registration deadline is February 9, 2023; the final deadline is March 2, 2023, at 11:59 pm ET. Please refer to the RULES for further details.


ACI-James Instruments Student Award for Research on NDT of Concrete

Applications are invited for the 2022 ACI-James Instruments Student Award for Research on NDT of Concrete for original research on nondestructive testing of concrete. The award is sponsored by James Instruments, Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer, and distributor of NDT systems, and it will be given by ACI Committee 228, Nondestructive Testing. Papers must be submitted to Dirk Heidbrink by December 2, 2022 for a chance to win cash prize of $1,500.


Important Announcements

2022 ACI University Award Applications Due by January 31, 2023

The ACI Award for University Student Activities identifies the universities that qualify for excellent or outstanding status, based on points received for their participation in select ACI-related activities/programs.


Pervious Concrete Cylinder Competition Winners

The winners of the Pervious Concrete Cylinder Competition have been announced. Cash prizes will be awarded to six teams in the Overall Performance and Best in Show categories.


Call for Papers: Spring 2023 Undergraduate Research Session

Undergraduate students are invited to submit an abstract describing their concrete related research. Research described in an abstract should be work conducted predominately by undergraduate students. Presentations are to be made by undergraduate students. Graduate students who conducted research while an undergraduate are also welcome to submit an abstract. Presentations on concrete materials, structural design, construction, or other concrete related issues are all welcome.


General Competition Information

English Student Competition Instructional PowerPoint.

Spanish Student Competition Instructional PowerPoint.


Student Competition Questions

Please contact:

Rachel Belcher
American Concrete Institute
38800 Country Club Drive
Farmington Hills, MI 48331
Fax: +1.248.848.3701
Email: students@concrete.org

Future Competitions

Spring 2023 FRC Bowling Ball Competition

Fall 2023 FRP Composite Beam

Spring 2024 Mortar Workability

Fall 2024 Pervious Concrete Cylinder

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About ACI Student Competitions

ACI's nationally recognized student competitions, offered in cooperation with the ACI Student Activities Committee, give students the opportunity to participate in interesting and educational concrete projects.

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