ACI Foundation 2022 Technology Forum Success

For the first time in two years, the ACI Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council (CIC) successfully hosted an in-person Technology Forum. The sold-out event took place August 30- September 1, 2022, in Saint Paul, MN. The Technology Forum is an industry-exclusive educational and networking event for concrete professionals.

The Technology Forum provided attendees the opportunity to connect with representatives from material suppliers, architecture & engineering firms, contractors, academics, top-level executives, and regulatory agencies.

“It was great to be back in-person for this years’ Technology Forum,” stated, Ann Masek, Executive Director, ACI Foundation. “This years’ Forum was a high-quality and thoughtful program, full of great discussion with forward-thinking and collaborative insights.”

The 2022 Technology Forum included three technology showcases, twelve presentations, and a debate. Technology showcases highlighted: A Carbon Negative Method for Producing Portland Cement & SCMs, Concrete Sensors to measure Curing and Machine Learning Methods for Producing Low-Carbon Concrete. Key points of the new FRP bar code were introduced. Legal issues in concrete construction were discussed and progress for Integration of Alternative Cements into Building Codes was summarized.

About The ACI Foundation

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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