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

Next Forum

SDC Technology Forum 46

August 27-29, 2019

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

8am to 12pm Workshop

5pm to 7pm Welcome Reception

Wednesday, August 28

8am to 5pm

Thursday, August 29

8am to 12pm

Registration opens April 26, 2019

Check back for logistics and full agenda!