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ACI Foundation Funds Eight New Research Projects

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) selected eight research projects to receive grants this year. The CRC seeks concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures in coordination with ACI Technical Committees. The following research projects will receive funding from the ACI […]

Setting the Standard for Safety and Craftsmanship in Birmingham

Summer Classics, a high-end local furniture retailer, hired Brandon Meeks and Birmingham Decorative Concrete to install stained concrete and polished overlay flooring in its 10,000 square feet of corporate office space. Brandon Meeks, president and founder of both Birmingham Concrete and Birmingham Decorative Concrete, chats by phone from a newly constructed […]

KCI Unveils RoboFlat for Optimized Concrete Floor Flatness and Levelness Testing

KCI Technologies Inc., a multidisciplined engineering and consulting firm with offices throughout the United States, is pleased to launch RoboFlat, a high-performance, cloud-based product for concrete floor flatness and levelness testing. Designed to address floor challenges in a variety of robotic-equipped facilities, this product streamlines testing operations, processing large volumes […]

PRO Announces Somero Enterprises Inc as Newest Center of Excellence Member

PRO: An ACI Center of Excellence for Advancing Productivity welcomes Somero Enterprises, Inc. as its newest member. Somero joins as a Silver Member. Somero Enterprises, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of technologically advanced concrete placing equipment and associated machinery. The company was founded in 1986 with a Global Headquarters and […]

Accommodating Surging Regional Demand, VoidForm Products Opens New Jackson, MS Facility

VoidForm Products, LLC, a leading national manufacturer of products that protect concrete structures from damage caused by soil expansion, just opened a new manufacturing facility in Jackson, Mississippi. Dozens of new area jobs will result. Addressing $2.3 billion in yearly damages from soil-heaving and seismic activity to commercial, industrial, residential, […]

CIM Program’s National Steering Committee Announces Appointment of Interim Executive Director

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program is proud to announce that Nicole Maher, the former chief operating officer at the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA), has been appointed as the interim executive director. Maher officially assumed her new role on May 1, 2024, […]

Registration Open for 2024 ACI Professors’ Workshop

Registration for the American Concrete Institute’s 2024 Professors’ Workshop is now open. The Professors’ Workshop is designed to provide instructors in civil engineering, architecture, architectural engineering, materials science, and construction management programs the latest tools and teaching techniques to effectively engage students in courses that cover structural concrete design, construction, […]

Restoring a Residential Balcony, Putting a Stop to Moisture Problems

A waterproof balcony is a common amenity for custom homes, condominiums, and resort properties. Solid surface balconies are easy to maintain. They also ensure proper stormwater drainage away from the building while protecting outdoor patios below deck. New home designs, including building renovation projects, may include a waterproof balcony. This […]

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American Concrete Institute Releases 2024 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices

The American Concrete Institute has released the 2024 ACI Collection of Concrete Codes, Specifications, and Practices. The ACI Collection is the most comprehensive and largest single source of information on concrete design, construction, materials, and repair, with over 50 codes and specifications and more than 200 practices – including all […]