The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Innovation Council (CIC) will host its next Technology Forum on August 29 - August 31, 2023, in Portland, OR. This year’s highly anticipated forum offers fifteen presentations that highlight new technologies, advances in research and new test standards. NEU – An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete is sponsoring the group lunch which will be followed by several carbon neutral topics. The event will conclude with a debate that discusses new technologies for determining concrete strength and how such methodologies can find a path to be used in acceptance criteria for concrete.
The forum topics include:
- Argyle: A BIM to AR Program for the Field — Presented by Maret Thatcher of Argyle
- Carbon Capture of CO2 from Gas Streams — Presented by Brittany Zimmerman of Yummet
- Rebel Sensor System: Measuring Real‐Time In‐Place Concrete Strength — Presented by Luna Lu, of Purdue and WaveLogix
- Sublime: Decarbonizing Cement and the Co‐Production of Green Hydrogen – Presented by a representative of Sublime Systems
- How Do Venture Capitalists Evaluate Technologies for Investment? — Presented by Curtis Rogers of Brick & Mortar Ventures
- Advances for the Use of Basalt Fibers & Rebar – Presented by Alvaro Ruiz Emparanza of the University of Miami
- CCUS and Innovative Materials: The Building Blocks for Net‐Zero Concrete — Presented by Emily Kunkel for Thornton Tomasetti
- Develop of Innovations — Presented by Sean Monkman of CarbonCure
- Framework for Characterizing the Performance of High‐Early Strength, High‐Volume Fly Ash Concrete Structures— Presented by Matthew J. Gombeda from the Illinois Institute of Technology
- Using Machine Learning to Automate Design Tasks — Presented by Brad Malmsten of Thornton Tomasetti
Alternatives to Cylinder Breaks for Acceptance Testing, Part II, will discuss currently available new technologies for strength testing. Panelists will debate if the industry could/should develop more rapid and reliable acceptance criteria based on those methods. Viewpoints of contractor, producer, specifier, and testing agency sectors will be represented with extended time for Q&A with attendees.
The ACI Foundation Technology Forum is an industry-exclusive educational and networking event for concrete professionals. The forum is your opportunity to connect with representatives from material suppliers, architecture & engineering firms, contractors, academics, top-level executives, and regulatory agencies.
For information about the technology forum including registration, updates to the agenda, and schedule visit acifoundation.org/technology.
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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 Concrete Innovation Council, identifies technologies and innovations which provide needed solutions for the concrete industry and helps implement their use when appropriate.; 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, contact:
ACI Foundation | Building the Future