Introduce Your Technology

Introduce Your Technology to the SDC

Every new technology that is introduced and presented at a SDC Technology Forum has the opportunity to:

  • gain exposure, and
  • participate in a review of the technology for barriers or obstacles that would prevent or slow the adoption of the technology within the concrete industry.

Any actions or support pursued within the SDC is primarily driven by the commitment of the technology owner, and interest in the topic by the overall SDC membership. Technology reviews are managed by the SDC’s Technology Management Committee (TMC).

If you have a technology that you would like to introduce into the marketplace, a great first step is to apply for a “Technology Showcase” presentation to members of the SDC. Technology Forums are held twice per year, in the spring and the fall.

Please complete and submit the following form if you are interested in introducing your technology to the membership or contact Ann M. Daugherty at ann.daugherty@acifoundation.org.

Please be sure to include your:

  • Name
  • E-Mail Address
  • Title
  • Company or Affiliation
  • Address
  • Phone Number
  • Website URL
  • Brief explanation of your technology

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Industry Critical Technologies

Industry Critical Technologies (ICTs) have completed a TMC review which assesses the technology or industry critical issue against the following criteria.

  1. Technology/Issue Impact on the Concrete Industry
  2. Financial impact
  3. Challenges to Success
  4. Breadth of Industry & SDC Membership Effect
  5. Immediacy/Urgency
  6. Sustainability factor
  7. Value Proposition

Additional details can be reviewed by reading the selection criteria document.

ICTs and issues have been deemed “critical” to the industry and typically have strong and broad support from SDC members, from among whom a champion is identified. The champion, together with interested SDC members, forms an Accelerated Technology Implementation (ATI) Team to identify those barriers that are restraining or obstructing the timely acceptance of the ICT or “resolution of the industry critical issue.” The ATI Team develops strategies and tactics to remove barriers or address issues identified. Such strategies/tactics can involve interacting with ACI and its technical committees, involving other standard developing organizations, or independent actions by SDC. ICTs receive the full support of SDC’s resources in advancing the technology or issue.

Technology Topic

Technology Champion

Lawrence L. Sutter – Michigan Technological University

David McDonald – Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute

Claudio Manissero – ChemCognition LLC

Markus Wernli – Berger/ABAM

Caroline Talbot - The Euclid Chemical Company

Mark Perniconi – Charles Pankow Foundation

Peter Emmons – STRUCTURAL

Narendra Gosain – Walter P Moore

David W. Whitmore – Vector Corrosion Technologies

 

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