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American Concrete Institute announces new position statements

“These position statements provide a vehicle for the American Concrete Institute to advocate on issues of code development and code adoption in support of our expanded mission,” states Steve Szoke, ACI Advocacy Engineer. “The Institute has used and will continue to use these statements to align ACI efforts with other industry organizations to more effectively influence programs, policies, rules, and regulations related to concrete and concrete technology,” continues ACI Advocacy Engineer, Kerry Sutton.

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ACI announces winners of annual Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, who were honored at a Gala event during the Institute’s Concrete Convention & Exposition, October 21. The highest honor was presented to King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, located in Dhahran, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia.

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American Concrete Institute releases new ACI 562-19 Repair Code

“This third edition of ACI 562 provides all parties involved in a concrete repair project with a common and clearly defined set of requirements upon which to base its assessment, repair, and rehabilitation,” states Michael L. Tholen, ACI Managing Director, Engineering and Professional Development. “ACI 562-19 provides owners confidence that their repair projects will be designed to a common standard, engineers a uniform set of requirements specific to existing concrete structures, building officials a basis upon which to evaluate design and construction, and contractors clarification of responsibilities.”

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American Concrete Institute launches new Concrete Repair Subscription

The American Concrete Institute – the global authority for information on concrete design, construction, repair, and materials – announced last week the launch of its new Concrete Repair Subscription.  The online subscription includes digital access to the American Concrete Institute’s technical and education content on concrete assessment, repair, rehabilitation, and more.

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American Concrete Institute to launch a new Concrete Repair Subscription & Joint ACI/ASCC Contractor’s Guide

The American Concrete Institute (ACI), an organization whose mission it is to develop and disseminate consensus-based knowledge on concrete and its uses, will be conducting a Press Conference at World of Concrete on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, to announce important news regarding a Concrete Repair Subscription, and Contractor’s Guide to Quality Concrete Construction, 4th edition, published jointly by ACI and the American Society of Concrete Contractors.

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Cambridge researchers developing self-healing concrete

Researchers at the University of Cambridge are using microencapsulation technologies developed by Dolomite Microfluidics to develop self-healing construction materials. As highlighted in recent BBC News broadcasts, the Department of Engineering’s Geotechnical and Environmental Research Group is developing microcapsules containing ‘healing’ agents – such as minerals, epoxy or polyurethane – which can be added to building materials to allow self-repair of small cracks which develop over time.

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