American Concrete Institute to host a “virtual” convention in June

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is to host virtual technical presentations following the cancellation of its convention in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

ACI says those attending the virtual presentations from 1-3 June will receive 20 hours of specialised knowledge regarding concrete materials, design, construction and repair.

They will also receive continuing education units and a certificate of completion for the technical presentations they attend, the institute adds.

The ACI University presentations will include:

1 June

Open Topic Session, Part 1 of 2 (11:00am – 1:00pm)

Low Strength – Practice and Perils (11:00am – 1:00pm)

IBC-Compliant Concrete Construction & Laser Scans and Drones in Concrete Floor Construction (2:00pm – 3:00pm)

Textile-Reinforced Cement Composites – New Applications and Repair Materials (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

2 June

Design, Construction, and Performance of Continuously Reinforced Concrete Pavements (11:00am – 1:00pm)

Rethinking Reinforcement for 3-D Printed Cementitious Composites, Part 1 of 2 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

3 June

Open Topic Session, Part 2 of 2 (11:00am – 1:00pm)

Bond Development in New Types of Concrete Reinforcement, Part 1 of 2 (11:00am – 1:00pm)

Rethinking Reinforcement for 3-D Printed Cementitious Composites, Part 2 of 2 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

Bond Development in New Types of Concrete Reinforcement, Part 2 of 2 (2:00pm – 4:00pm)

Ronald G. Burg, PE, executive vice president of ACI, says: “While we are all still adapting to both the virtual environment and our current circumstance, I am thankful for the resiliency of our global community and our ability to offer these informative virtual presentations.

“And that even in this challenging time, the ACI Concrete Convention continues to be the world’s gathering place for advancing concrete.”

The technical presentations are free to ACI members, ACI University all-access digital subscribers and registered attendees to the cancelled ACI Concrete Convention in Rosemont/Chicago.

Visit to register for the virtual technical presentations.

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