SDC Technology Forum 46

Online registration is now closed, but if you are interested in attending, please contact Janice Clines at +1 (248) 848-3163.


SDC Technology Forum 46

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Working meeting SDC Goal Co-Leaders (closed)
12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. TMC Meeting (closed)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Optional tour of the Frick Environmental Center, limited to 20 people
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. SDC Board of Direction Meeting (closed)
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Welcome Reception at the host hotel

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, August 29, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The forum will include several technology showcases that highlight new and innovative equipment, materials and applications that will have the potential to advance the industry, including:

  • Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Macrofibers Used in Precast Concrete;
  • Strengthening Bridges and Existing Concrete Structures Using Titanium;
  • Integrated Design of Chemical Admixture Systems via Machine Learning;
  • Opportunity for Improved Productivity & Quality with Robotics;
  • Machine Learning – Prediction of Concrete Performance from Mixture Proportions; and
  • Integrating Traditional Civil Engineering with Artificial Intelligence.

  • A panel presentation moderated by ACI President Randall W. Poston, “Use of Non-Metallic Reinforcement,” will present the use of this technology from the viewpoints of private owner, public owner, designer, contactor, manufacturer and researcher. Speakers will discuss the state of research and development; activities by ACI, ASTM and AASSHTO; and constructability, productivity and risk.

    Other presentations include:

  • Fiber-Engineering Analysis for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composite Solutions Using ACI440.1R & ACI 544.4R Design Guides, and
  • Value Proposition of Glass Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Rebar in Bridge Decks.

  • The City of Pittsburgh is currently undergoing a post-industrial reinvention. Advances in robotics and other cutting-edge technologies are the result of research by Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative (MFI) and the Advanced Robotic Manufacturing Institute. Come discuss how these technologies might affect the future of concrete and the built environment.

    The Frick Environmental Center, an ACI Pittsburgh Chapter Project, won second place in the Low-Rise Buildings Category during the 2017 ACI Concrete Excellence Awards.

    Registration Cancellation Policy:
    You may cancel your registration 28 days prior to the start of the forum to receive a full refund, no refunds will be issued after this date.

    To download a printable Forum 46 Registration Form, click here.

    Hotel Information

    Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
    620 William Penn Place
    Pittsburgh, PA 15216

    Check-in: 3:00 p.m. Checkout: 12:00 p.m.

    Valet: $38.00

    Hotel Room Rate
    Standard Guest Room Rate: $189 + taxes

    Hotel Reservations
    To reserve your sleeping accommodations at the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh contact Kimpton at +1.866.856.1826 and ask for reservations. Be sure to tell the reservationist the group code: ACI Strategic Develo to obtain the specially negotiated rate.

    All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card and require a deposit equal to the room rate and tax for the first night of reservation.

    Cancellation Policy: All reservations must be cancelled at least 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival to obtain a full refund of deposit.

    We no longer provide a hotel reservation form to be downloaded and faxed to the hotel.

    Meeting Registration
    All registrations must be paid prior to admittance to the meeting. Even if paying your registration fee on-site, you must download the printable registration form (see link below), complete, and fax or mail to SDC for meeting and badge information. Registration for the meetings may be made beginning April 26, 2019.

    Click here to download the printable registration form (PDF) to mail/fax.

    Local Information


    Visitors to Pittsburgh can enjoy an average summer temperature of low 80s for the high and 65 degrees low.


    Closest Airports

    Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is approximately 19 miles from the hotel.
    The hotel does not offer shuttle transportation to/from either airport.


    Taxi service from (PIT) is estimated at $45 one way, not including gratuity.

    Lyft and Uber are available for pickup at PTI with an estimated fare of $30 one way, not including gratuity

    Shuttle Services

    Hotel recommended provider:

    Rental Car
    All the major rental car companies are available at PIT Airport. Common rental car shuttles will make frequent stops, every few minutes at each terminal.