The American Concrete Institute has recently approved three new position statements on the topics of construction volume, public good, and workforce development. The Institute now has a total of twelve position statements on various topics supporting policy positions. They also have state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations.
The three new ACI position statements include:
Creates a favorable environment, domestically and internationally, for increased construction; and more specifically encouraging or creating an environment for increased use of concrete in construction. This includes development of programs, guidance, and requirements for concrete design and construction to better adapt to current construction industry trends and priorities including but not limited to enhanced life safety, durability, sustainability, and resiliency.
Establishes appropriate levels of design, construction, repair, and maintenance criteria that provide for life safety, health and welfare of the public, and property protection; and to encourage, where appropriate, engaging ACI and/or the ACI Foundation to facilitate programs and activities related the role of concrete technology in improving the built environment to achieve appropriate levels of life safety, health and welfare of the public and property protection.
Professional and Workforce Development
Support professional development including but not limited to education and credentialing. Also, to engage ACI and/or the ACI Foundation to facilitate professional and workforce development programs and activities related to concrete and concrete technology. Internally, ACI committees continue the development and dissemination of programs, services, and documents for use by firms within the concrete industry to on-board, orient, and advance worker development, including but not limited to accrediting personnel.
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. The process of creating ACI position statements was created by the ACI Board. Its goal is to better allow ACI to actively engage in advocating for ACI code adoption.
Learn more and view all position statements at concrete.org/positions.
The American Concrete Institute is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination, and 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