In support of the American Concrete Institute’s mission, ACI has recently published its first six position statements. These position statements support policy positions, and state, federal, and also international programs, rules, and regulations.
“These position statements provide a vehicle. They allow the ACI to advocate on issues of code development and code adoption in support of our expanded mission.” – Steve Szoke. Szoke is the ACI Advocacy Engineer.
“The Institute will use these statements to align ACI efforts with other industry organizations to more effectively influence programs, policies, rules, and regulations related to concrete and concrete technology.” – Kerry Sutton. Sutton is the ACI Advocacy Engineer.
The Institute’s position statements are focused on advocacy efforts related to code development and adoption; and future statements may focus on other ACI programs, services, and activities.
ACI New Position Statements
- Current Code and Standard Adoption – Encourage the adoption and/or use of current building codes and standards.
- Adoption of ACI Documents Without Modifications – Encourage the adoption and use of ACI products, including but not limited to codes and standards without modification.
- Acceptance of ACI Certification Programs – Support acceptance of sampling, testing, inspection, and installation of concrete and related products and materials; and encourage the use of certification programs developed and administered by professional societies. This is in lieu of programs developed and administered by other entities; and support mandates or otherwise place preference on accreditation of individuals and entities engaged in providing services related to concrete and concrete products.
- Concrete Knowledge – Support research, technological advancements, and dissemination of concrete technology; and channel through, directed to, or otherwise engage ACI and/or the ACI Foundation.
- Enhanced Resilience – Encourage or establish criteria related to enhancing the resiliency of the built environment; and where appropriate, engage ACI and/or the ACI Foundation to facilitate programs and activities related to the role of concrete technology in achieving enhanced resiliency.
- Sustainability – Both encourage and establish criteria related to enhancing the sustainability of the built environment; and where appropriate, engage ACI and/or the ACI Foundation to facilitate programs and activities related to the role of concrete technology in achieving enhanced sustainability.
To learn more and also view all position statements, visit concrete.org/positions.
The American Concrete Institute is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination, and also adoption of its consensus-based standards. It also serves as a technical resource and offers educational, training and certification programs. Founded in 1904, ACI has its headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. It also has a regional office in Dubai, UAE, and a resource center in Southern California. www.concrete.org