Registration open for ACI Foundation’s 2022 Technology Forum

Registration open for ACI Foundation’s 2022 Technology Forum
The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council (CIC) will host its next Technology Forum on Aug. 30- Sept. 1, 2022, in St. Paul, MN. This is the first in-person forum in two years and will include four technology showcases, over ten different presentations, and a debate.

The forum topics include:
Technology Showcases:
  • Carbon Dioxide Utilization and Machine Learning Deliver Low-Carbon Concrete – Presented by Gaurav N. Sant
  • Concrete Sensors for Curing – Presented by by Jim Cairns and Kevin A. MacDonald
  • Novel Method for Producing Cement & SCMs – Presented by Cody Finke
  • Ultra-High Performance Concrete and its Carbon Footprint- Presented by Peter W. Weber
Presentations:
  • 3D-Printed Topology Optimized UHPC Walls with Superior Ductility – Presented by Siham S. Al Shanti
  • A Contractor’s Experience with the Evolution of Sustainable Mix Designs – Presented by Eric S. Peterson
  • Early Concrete Performance Extremes – Presented by Tim Cost
  • Integration of Alternative Cements into Building Codes – Presented by Lawrence L. Sutter
  • Legal Issues in Concrete Construction: Responsibility with New Technology – Presented by Jeffery W. Coleman
  • Structural Polymer Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction and Other Infrastructure Applications – Presented by Mahmoud Reda Taha
  • The New FRP Bar Code  – Presented by Carol K. Shield
  • The Minnesota DOT Test Road “MNRoad” –  Presented by Bernard I. Izevbekhai
  • Understanding the “What, Why and How” when Specifying Permeability-Reducing Admixtures – Presented by Shashiprakash (Prakash) Surali
 
A debate titled, Alternatives to Cylinder Breaks for Acceptance Testing, will be moderated by Rex A. Donahey. Participants will discuss if the industry could/should develop more rapid and reliable acceptance criteria based, for example, on multivariate analyses of fresh concrete properties and data from non-destructive tests and sensors. Viewpoints of contractor, producer, specifier, and testing agency sectors will be represented and there will be time for Q&A with attendees.
 
The ACI Foundation Technology Forum is an industry-exclusive educational and networking event for concrete professionals. The forum is your opportunity to connect with representatives from material suppliers, architecture & engineering firms, contractors, academics, top-level executives, and regulatory agencies.
 
For information about the technology forum including registration, updates to the agenda, and schedule visit acifoundation.org/technology.

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