Welcome to the Strategic Development Council

The Strategic Development Council (SDC) was formed in 1997 and is one of the councils of the ACI Foundation.

The SDC provides an in-house forum for the concrete industry where professionals from member companies, including government and academia, come together at the senior level to discuss strategic issues, new technologies and needed research. The organization strives to provide an objective voice that supports innovation and strategizes solutions to industry wide issues. Please attend one of our Technology Forums and see first-hand how the SDC facilitates the advancement of the concrete industry for all.

About the SDC

SDC logoFor entrepreneurs, SDC provides a showcase for new technologies and an opportunity to work with concrete industry leaders to explore pathways to accelerate technology acceptance. This supports the ACI Foundation's mission to increase the understanding of concrete materials and to support programs that improve the quality and potential competitiveness of concrete design and construction.

The SDC is comprised of various member organizations that include suppliers, manufacturers, architectural/engineer firms, contractors, trade associations, and owners. It is led by a group of member volunteers and is managed daily by the ACI Foundation Director and staff in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

To facilitate advancement of concrete technology, the SDC:

  • Provides a forum for visioning and prioritizing key challenges facing the concrete industry
  • Assists the concrete community in timely adoption of innovative technologies, problem solutions, and best practices
  • Provides a framework for development of programs that respond to industry opportunities to accelerate technology acceptance

The SDC is emerging as the leadership and voice for the concrete industry on issues involving the entire industry. Now is the perfect time to become involved.

Upcoming Events

World of Concrete

SDC sponsors a new exhibit at WOC 2019 on January 22-25 in the North Hall.

Next Forum

SDC Technology Forum 45

February 13-15, 2019

Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA 

Wednesday, February 13

8am to 12pm Workshop Concrete 2029 - Implementing Technology/Innovation

5pm to 7pm Welcome Reception

Thursday, February 14 - 8am to 5pm

Main Technology Session

Friday, February 15 - 8am to 12pm

Technology Session and Breakouts

Check back for logistics and full agenda!