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ACI Foundation’s Annual Request for Concrete Research Proposals Now Open
The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council seeks to advance the concrete industry through the funding of concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures. The annual request for proposals is open now through December 1, 2022.Proposal and funding parameters include: Topics are encouraged from all areas of concrete research. Up to $50,000 may be approved per project for direct costs. The ACI Foundation limits res...
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ACI Foundation Now Accepting Fellowship and Scholarship Applications
The ACI Foundation is now accepting applications from graduate and undergraduate students for the 2023-2024 academic year. Four new fellowships and three new scholarships have been added, growing the total annual awards available to 38. New awards include: JoAnne K. and Cecil L. Jones Carolinas Fellowship (graduate or undergraduate) Bernard Erlin Memorial Scholarship (graduate) ACI Foundation Fellowship (3 awards - graduate or undergraduate) ACI Foundation Scholarship (2 awards – now for g...
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Registration Open for ACI Foundation’s 2022 Technology Forum
The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council (CIC) will host its next Technology Forum on August 30- September 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...
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ACI Foundation Establishes Memorial Scholarship to Honor Bernard Erlin
A generous donor made it possible for the ACI Foundation to establish the Bernard Erlin Memorial Scholarship in memory of ACI Honorary Member Bernard Erlin who passed away on February 1, 2022, in Ocala, FL, USA, after a short illness. The scholarship was established to honor Erlin’s many contributions to the concrete industry and ACI.  Erlin was the President of The Erlin Company, Latrobe, PA and ACI member for more than 50 years. He served as Chair of ACI Committee 116, Terminology a...
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ACI Foundation Funds 10 New Research Projects

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ACI Foundation Funds 10 New Research Projects
The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) selected 10 research projects to receive grants this year. The ACI Foundation seeks concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures.The following research projects will receive funding from the ACI Foundation and were awarded based on impact to industry, ACI Committee engagement and collaboration with other funders and organizations.Alternative Supplementary Cem...
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ACI Foundation Announces New Fellowship Honoring JoAnne K. and Cecil L. Jones
The ACI Foundation has established the JoAnne K. and Cecil L. Jones Carolinas Fellowship through generous funding by the ACI Carolinas Chapter. The new award, the second honorary fellowship that this chapter has funded, was announced at the ACI Foundation 2022 donor recognition reception. The ACI Carolinas Chapter created both fellowships to use chapter resources to support the young men and women who will enter and shape the future of the concrete industry, and to engage more students in ACI an...
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ACI Foundation Announces Election of New Chair and Trustees
The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce the selection of new chair of Trustees— Jeffrey Coleman, election of two new trustees — Khaled Awad and Keith Kesner, and the re-election of an existing trustee — Robert Frosch. The ACI Foundation is honored to have these outstanding individuals continue the work of the ACI Foundation. They join Ronald G. Burg, Joseph M. Bracci, Antonio Nanni, Michael Paul, and William Rushing on the ACI Foundation Board of Trustees.The ACI Foundation i...
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ACI Foundation Announces New Council Chairs

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ACI Foundation Announces New Council Chairs
New chairs have been announced for the ACI Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council, Concrete Research Council, and Scholarship Council.Brian H. Green, FACI, is the new chair of the Concrete Innovation Council. Green is a Senior Research Geologist in the Research Group, Engineering Systems and Materials Division, Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory, U. S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Green is a member of Sigma Xi International ...
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The ACI Foundation's 2022-2023 Fellowship and Scholarship Recipients
The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce its 2022-2023 fellowship and scholarship recipients. The ACI Foundation is a non-profit subsidiary of ACI that promotes progress, innovation, and collaboration in the concrete industry through strategic investments in ideas, research, and people to create the future of the concrete industry.
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Help Us Build the Future

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ACI President Cary Kopczynski served as an ACI Foundation Trustee in the 3 years preceding his term as president and is proud to support the mission of the ACI Foundation - investing in people, ideas, and research to build the future of the concrete industry. During his presidential term, he has committed to help the ACI Foundation broaden its donor base so it can sustain and build its impact. He is advocating for the Foundation’s objective to reach a record number of 1000 donors by the en...
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