Technology

Strategic Development Council

Mission: to provide strategic direction for advancement in the concrete industry.
Vision: to be the catalyst to optimize the use of concrete to serve societal needs.


The SDC provides a forum for the concrete industry where professionals from member organizations convene at the senior level to discuss strategic issues, research needs and new technology and innovations. Our membership is currently comprised of representatives from concrete suppliers, manufacturers, architectural & engineering firms, contractors, trade associations, owners, government and academia. The forum offers a crucial avenue for those who attend to prioritize industry needs, discuss strategic issues, and support research.

Do you have a new technology or have you identified an initiative that will solve an industry problem? If so, complete our Industry Problem Statement Form and submit to tricia.ladely@acifoundation.org

SDC is focused on the following goals:

Goal 1: Improve the Durability of Concrete

Goal 2: Improve Design & Construction Process

Goal 3: Improve the Adoption of Innovation

Goal 4: Improve Concrete Contractor Productivity & Project Quality

SDC strives to:

  • Provide an objective voice that supports innovation and provides solutions to industry wide issues
  • Support programs that improve the quality and potential competitiveness of concrete in design and building, and as a building material
  • Assist the concrete community in timely adoption of innovative technologies, best practices and solutions to industry-wide problems
Upcoming Events

Next Forum

SDC Technology Forum 47
February 11-13, 2020
The Mills House, Wyndham Grand Hotel, Charleston, SC 


Future Forums

SDC Technology Forum 48
August 25-27, 2020
Minneapolis, MN


SDC Technology Forum 49
February 9-11, 2021
Santa Fe, NM


SDC Technology Forum 50
August 24-26, 2021
Portland, OR