ACI Foundation’s 2024 Technology Forum Drives Collaboration and Innovation

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council (CIC) gathered in Santa Fe, N.M. to discuss technology and innovation at the 2024 Technology Forum. The event took place May 14-16, 2024, at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza. The ACI Foundation Technology Forum is an innovation-focused 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.

The 2024 Technology Forum included presentations and technology showcases that highlighted new technologies, advances in research, and new test standards. Topics ranged from Creare’s Instant Air Meter, a handheld tool that provides instant concrete air readings, to design innovations for the Ram’s stadium.

The event included a panel discussion on the current landscape of low-carbon concrete materials. The discussion moderated by Dean Frank, NEU Executive Director, included five technology owners who had an opportunity to present their alternative low-carbon materials and programs. The Q&A segment of the discussion allowed for the panelists and attendees to discuss mineralized CO2-production of cementitious materials, a cement-free concrete product, use of silicate-based raw materials for cementitious materials, a zero-carbon bio-cement product and the generation of real-time life cycle assessment and environmental product declarations.

“This event did not disappoint in terms of covered topics and the depth of coverage of such topics, as well as the choice of location and organization.” stated, Jomaa Ben-Hassine (Civil Renewables, May 23, 2024, News Item). “We left the 2024 forum inspired and full of ideas that we can integrate in our work.”

To learn more about the annual Technology Forum or to receive the latest information for the 2025 Technology Forum scheduled for August 12 – 14, 2025, in Denver, CO visit

About The ACI Foundation

The ACI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports a wide range of research and educational initiatives that contribute to keeping the concrete industry at the forefront of technological advances in material composition, design, and construction. We engage with industry partners, invest in students and research, share knowledge, and provide programs to encourage innovation and new technology. The American Concrete Institute established the ACI Foundation in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration in the industry.

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