Changes to the ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards

ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction AwardsOver the last six years, the ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards has grown into the Institute’s premier international project awards program. These awards celebrate concrete excellence from around the world. The awards also provide a platform to recognize concrete projects at the forefront of both innovation and technology.

This year, there is a new “Flatwork” category. Additionally, a new self-nomination option for projects that have no available ACI local chapter awards program is also open.

Three ways to enter the ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards:

The project must be a winner of a local ACI chapter award or have a nomination by an ACI chapter.

The project must have won an ACI International Partner award or be nominated by an ACI International Partner.

If an ACI chapter award program does not exist in your area, you may also self-nominate your project by paying a non-refundable $500 submittal fee.

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:
  • Low-Rise Buildings/Structures: up to three stories residential (multi-family and houses), school, commercial, warehouse and industrial, etc.
  • Mid-Rise Buildings/Structures: four to fifteen stories
  • High-Rise Buildings/Structures: more than fifteen stories
  • Decorative: decorative or architectural feature or element such as exterior or interior finishes, hardscapes, ornamentation, stained, stamped, or polished concrete, art installations, etc.
  • Infrastructure: bridges, site structures, water resource structures, marine structures, other structures, etc.
  • Flatwork: pavements, parking lots, runways, commercial/industrial floors, etc.
  • Repair and Restoration: overlays, rehabilitation, remodel, retrofitting, etc.

An independent panel of industry professionals will judge recently completed and nominated projects for first- and second-place category awards. One project will receive the Overall Excellence Award at the ticketed awards dinner and presentation. This will take place on Monday, October 18, 2021, during the ACI Fall Concrete Convention.

The application form is available via email. If you would like to learn more about obtaining an ACI chapter Sponsor, International Partner, or self-nomination, please contact Emily Fogleman at [email protected] or 248-848-3162.

Entries are due Friday, April 30, 2021.

About the American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination, and also adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, and educational, training, & certification programs. Founded in 1904, ACI has its headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. ACI’s regional office in Dubai, UAE, and a resource center in Southern California. Visit for additional information.

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