ACI Foundation's Strategic Development Council to Host Virtual Technology Forum

The ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) will host its first virtual Technology Forum on Aug. 25 and 27, 2020.

The SDC collaborates across the concrete industry to address technical challenges within the industry and hosts forums for the introduction and nurturing of new technologies.
The SDC collaborates across the concrete industry to address technical challenges within the industry and hosts forums for the introduction and nurturing of new technologies.
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The ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) will host its first virtual Technology Forum on Aug. 25 and 27, 2020.

The SDC collaborates across the concrete industry to address technical challenges within the industry and hosts forums for the introduction and nurturing of new technologies.

SDC Technology Forum 48 will consist of two separate webinar sessions. Each session will consist of four 30-minute presentations. All participants will have the option of requesting a PDH certificate for self-reported credit.

Session 1: SDC Technology Highlights

Tuesday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eastern Time

This session will highlight some of the best presentations from recent SDC Forums. If you’ve never attended an SDC Forum before, these speakers and topics will give you a glimpse of what the SDC has to offer.

Integrating Traditional Civil Engineering Practices with Artificial Intelligence: A Hybrid Approach to Enhancing our Understanding of Structural Behavior

Stephanie German Paal, PhD, Texas A&M University

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Seismic Resilience Through Hybrid Sliding-Rocking (HSR) Columns

Petros Sideris, PhD, Texas A&M University

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Resistance to Novel Framing Systems

Eamonn Connolly, S.E., P.E., James McHugh Construction Co

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Utilization of CO2 for Limestone Aggregate

Brent Constantz, PhD, Blue Planet Ltd.

12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Session 2: SDC Current Initiatives

Thursday, August 27, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Eastern Time

The ACI Foundation’s, Strategic Development Council continually evaluates the concrete industry for gaps and improvements and seeks new technologies and innovations to introduce to its members at technology forums. This session will have a welcome by Jeff Coleman, ACI President and introduction by SDC Chair Charles S. Hanskat. Additional webinars will highlight recent initiatives, concrete industry issues and specific goals that the SDC is trying to advance and a new Technology Showcase.

SDC: An Overview of Goals and Initiatives

Charles Hanskat, SDC Chair, American Shotcrete Association

11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Constructability Index Initiative

Cary Kopczynski, PE, SE, CEO & Senior Principal, CKC Structural Engineers

Jeremy Gregory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Harmonizing ACI Codes and Standards: Re-framing the Network of Concrete Resources

Michelle L. Wilson, PCA, Concrete KnowledgeJohn Hausfeld, Baker Concrete Construction

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Benefits & Challenges on the use of Graphene in Concrete

Terrance Barkan, CAE, The Graphene Council

12:30 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration is free, but space is limited, and separate registration is required for each session.

Learn more about the SDC Technology Forum 48 including session and registration information, agenda, and past technology forum presentations, at ConcreteSDC.org.

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