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02-11-21 | Feature

American Concrete Institute

2020 National Association Report
by Paulina Gomez, ACI

The 2020 ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Award Overall Winner - Kennedy Center Expansion Project, along the Potomac River in Washington, DC, United States. The project consists of three new buildings that all feature titanium-white board-formed concrete in different ways. Different architectural structures connect to the landscape through the diverse use of concrete.
The Fall 2020 ACI Virtual Concrete Convention attracted a record attendance of 2,937 concrete industry professionals and students from around the world.
Executive director Ann M. Masek
President Jeffrey Coleman
Executive vice president Ronald G. Burg

The American Concrete Institute is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, and educational, training, & certification programs. Founded in 1904, ACI is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, with a regional office in Dubai, UAE, and a resource center in Southern California. ACI has more than 100 chapters, 243 student chapters, and 30,000 members spanning over 120 countries. Visit concrete.org for additional information.

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The Fall 2020 ACI Virtual Concrete Convention attracted a record attendance of 2,937 concrete industry professionals and students from around the world, enabling the critical work of the Institute to continue moving forward. Additionally, the virtual format provided the opportunity for greater participation from students, professionals, and global colleagues. The 2020 ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards also took place during the convention, and the highest honor was presented to the Kennedy Center Expansion Project, Washington, DC, United States.

The ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I certification program is now approved for reimbursement under the Veteran's Administration (VA) GI Bill. Veterans who have participated in an ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I certification session as of January 1, 2020, are now eligible for reimbursement. ACI offers nearly 30 certification programs in a variety of areas within the industry. ACI added several new certification programs, making a total of more than 30 certification program offerings now available. To keep pace with the growing demand for ACI-certified personnel on various concrete construction projects, the Institute has launched the ACI Certification Verify app to help supervisors verify the status of ACI-certified individuals on a jobsite.

www.concrete.org

As seen in LASN magazine, December 2020.

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