Eight Research Projects to Receive grants from the ACI Foundation

eight research projects to receive grants from ACI FoundationThe ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) selected eight research projects to receive grants this year. The ACI Foundation is committed to progress in the industry by contributing financially to necessary and worthy research.

The eight research projects to receive grants will receive funding from the ACI Foundation. They are:

Standard Critical Chloride Threshold Test Variability due to Material Sources

Principal investigator Ceki Halmen, University of Missouri – Kansas City. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committee: 222 Corrosion of Metals in Concrete.

Stress-Strain Analysis of BCSA Cement for Structural Applications

Principal investigator Cameron Murray, University of Arkansas. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committee: 242 Alternate Cements.

Chloride Desorption Isotherms of Cementitious Systems Exposed to Low-pH Environments

Principal investigator Mahmoud Shakouri, UNK. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committee: 363 High Strength Concrete.

Core Compressive Strength and Elastic Modulus Measurements of High-Strength Concrete

Principal investigators are Matthew Sherman and R. Brett Holland with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. It also has the endorsement of ACI Technical Committee: 363 High Strength Concrete.

Transverse Reinforcement Requirements for UHPC columns

Assessment of Existing ACI Provisions and New Developments: principal investigator Mohamed Moustafa, University of Nevada – Reno. It also has the endorsement of ACI Technical Committee: 239 Ultra High-Performance Concrete.

Development of FRP Retrofit Guidelines for Deficient Reinforced Concrete Horizontal Lateral Force Resisting Systems

Principal investigators are Eric Jacques and Matthew Eatherton, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. It also has the endorsement of ACI Technical Committee: 440 Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement.

Shear Behavior of Macro-Synthetic Fiber-Reinforced Concrete

Principal investigators are Travis Thonstad and Paolo M. Calvi, University of Washington. It also has the endorsement of ACI Technical Committee: 544 Fiber Reinforced Concrete.

Minimum Design Requirements for Insulated Concrete Form Wall Systems

Principal investigators are Laura Lowes and Dawn Lehman, University of Washington. It also has the endorsement of ACI Technical Committees: 318-C Subcommittee on Safety, Serviceability, and Analysis, 318-E Subcommittee on Section and Member Strength, 332 Residential Concrete Work and 560 Design and Construction with Insulating Concrete Forms.

CRC seeks concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures in coordination with ACI Technical Committees where possible. CRC recommended these eight projects for funding, based on impact to industry, ACI Committee engagement and also collaboration with other funders and organizations.

Additional information about each of this year’s awarded projects – including additional funding partners, research team, ACI committee involvement, project details, and more – is also available at ACIFoundation.org.

About The ACI Foundation

The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration. It is both wholly owned and operated as a non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation; the Strategic Development Council, committed to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry; the Concrete Research Council, which funds and also assists in the research of new concrete technologies; and the Scholarship Council which facilitates both student fellowships and scholarships.

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