Highlights Include 60+ Technical and Educational Sessions, Concrete Sustainability Day, International Workshop, and Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Symposium
FARMINGTON Hills, Michigan. The American Concrete Institute is pleased to bring the ACI Concrete Convention to New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Known as the world’s gathering place for advancing concrete, the convention will take place March 24-28, 2024.
Engineers, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives will convene at the ACI Concrete Convention to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices. Technical and educational sessions will provide attendees with the latest research, case studies, best practices, and the opportunity to earn Professional Development Hours (PDHs). Select programming also will be available on demand to attendees who choose to attend virtually.
The in-person event showcases companies, projects, research, and more, plus numerous networking events where you can expect to meet with many of the concrete industry’s leading professionals. Attendees also may visit the exhibit hall to learn more about the many products and services offered by exhibitors.
The convention will have a robust schedule that includes more than 300 committee meetings, 60+ technical sessions, an industry trade exhibition, networking events, and much more. Committee meetings are open to all attendees.
Convention highlights include:
- 13th International Workshop on Structural Concrete: Held every 18 to 24 months in conjunction with the ACI Convention, this workshop will gather and share information on the development and application of concrete design standards throughout the Americas and beyond. Join us on Saturday, March 23, for the workshop and an evening reception (pre-registration is required).
- FRPRCS-16 Symposium: The ACI Concrete Convention is the venue for this year’s symposium, a continuation of a workshop that focuses on designing with GFRP reinforced concrete using ACI CODE-440.11-22. The symposium is open to all convention attendees and is a great opportunity for engineers, owners, contractors, consultants, students, and manufacturers to become familiar with the experiences from day-to-day projects using FRP reinforcement.
- Opening Session: The Opening Session is the official start to the ACI Convention and will begin with a welcome address by ACI President Antonio Nanni, along with recognition of new Honorary Members, Fellows, and 50-Year Members for their contributions to the concrete industry.
- Concrete Sustainability Day: Tuesday, March 26 will include a set of sessions devoted to low carbon concrete, sustainability, and resiliency. The Natural Resources Research Institute (NRRI) is sponsoring the day with a special guest lunch speaker from the National Renewal Energy Laboratory (NREL). Pre-registration is required for the lunch and learn.
- Student Competition: In this exciting competition, students will mix mortar and pour it into a mold made in the shape of the letters ACIfrom the top of the letter “A”. Flowability, mixture stability, and carbon neutrality will be evaluated. Results and cash prizes sponsored by NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete will be announced at the Student Awards Program on Monday. For more information on the competition and how to register, please visit the Student Competitions
Technical and educational sessions will be presented live with on demand viewing available afterward through the convention platform, providing substantial opportunity to advance concrete knowledge.
Registration is currently open online. Discounted rates are offered until March 22, 2024. To learn more about the ACI Concrete Convention and to register, please visit aciconvention.org.
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Always advancing – The American Concrete Institute is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, and educational, training, & certification programs. Founded in 1904, ACI is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, with a regional office in Dubai, UAE, and resource centers in Southern California, Chicago/Midwest, and the Mid-Atlantic. Visit concrete.org for additional information.