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ACI Foundation Funds Research Projects

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) selected eight research projects to receive grants this year. The ACI Foundation is committed to progress in the industry by contributing financially to necessary and worthy research.

The following research projects will receive funding from the ACI Foundation:

Standard Critical Chloride Threshold Test Variability due to Material Sources: principal investigator Ceki Halmen, University of Missouri - Kansas City. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committee: 222 Corrosion of Metals in Concrete.

Stress-Strain Analysis of BCSA Cement for Structural Applications: principal investigator Cameron Murray, University of Arkansas. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committee: 242 Alternate Cements.

Chloride Desorption Isotherms of Cementitious Systems Exposed to Low-pH Environments: principal investigator Mahmoud Shakouri, UNK. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committee: 363 High Strength Concrete.

Core Compressive Strength and Elastic Modulus Measurements of High-Strength Concrete: principal investigators are Matthew Sherman and R. Brett Holland with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committee: 363 High Strength Concrete.

Transverse Reinforcement Requirements for UHPC columns: Assessment of Existing ACI Provisions and New Developments: principal investigator Mohamed Moustafa, University of Nevada - Reno. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committee: 239 Ultra High-Performance Concrete.

Development of FRP Retrofit Guidelines for Deficient Reinforced Concrete Horizontal Lateral Force Resisting Systems: principal investigators are Eric Jacques and Matthew Eatherton, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committee: 440 Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement.

Shear Behavior of Macro-Synthetic Fiber-Reinforced Concrete: principal investigators are Travis Thonstad and Paolo M. Calvi, University of Washington. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committee: 544 Fiber Reinforced Concrete.

Minimum Design Requirements for Insulated Concrete Form Wall Systems: principal investigators are Laura Lowes and Dawn Lehman, University of Washington. Endorsed by ACI Technical Committees: 318-C Subcommittee on Safety, Serviceability, and Analysis, 318-E Subcommittee on Section and Member Strength, 332 Residential Concrete Work and 560 Design and Construction with Insulating Concrete Forms.

CRC seeks concrete research projects that further the knowledge and sustainability of concrete materials, construction, and structures in coordination with ACI Technical Committees where possible. CRC recommended these eight projects for funding, based on impact to industry, ACI Committee engagement and collaboration with other funders and organizations.

Additional information about each of this year’s awarded projects – including additional funding partners, research team, ACI committee involvement, project details, and more – is available at ACIFoundation.org.

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The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration and is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation; the Strategic Development Council, committed to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry; the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies; and the Scholarship Council which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships.


For more information, please contact:

Julie Webb
American Concrete Institute

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