Join us August 30 – September 1, 2022, at the St. Paul Hotel in St. Paul, Minnesota for the ACI Foundation Technology Forum featuring thought leaders, technology experts, and regulatory agencies to discuss the future of the concrete industry.

Agenda, registration details, and early bird pricing to be announced soon.


Our Technology Forum is an industry-exclusive educational and networking event for concrete professionals powered by the Concrete Innovation Council

ACI Foundation’s 2022 forum is your opportunity to connect with representatives from material suppliers, architecture & engineering firms, contractors, academics, top-level executives, and regulatory agencies.

You will learn from industry-experts about current trends, emerging technologies, and new product innovations. Build strategic relationships and expand your network.

We can't wait to see you in St. Paul!


August 30 – September 1, 2022


Saint Paul Hotel
350 N Market St
St Paul, MN 55102

Note: Agenda is subject to change
All times listed are local to Saint Paul, MN

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Welcome Reception

7:00 am – 8:00 am


7:30 am – 8:00 am


8:00 am – 8:15 am

Opening Remarks

Speaker: Brian H. Green, RPG, FACI, Senior Research Geologist & CIC Chair
Company: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers - Engineer Research & Development Center

8:15 am – 8:45 am

Presentation: Productivity/Innovation – local chapter speaker to be confirmed

Speaker: local

8:45 am – 9:15 am

Presentation: Early Concrete Performance Extremes

Speaker: Tim Cost, PE, FACI
Company: V. T. Cost Consulting, LLC

9:15 am – 9:45 am

Technology Showcase: Novel Method for Producing Cement & SCMs

Speaker: Cody Finke, PhD, CEO & Co-Founder Company: Brimstone Energy

9:45 am – 10:15 am


10:15 am – 10:45am

Presentation: The New FRP Bar Code

Speaker: Carol K. Shield, PhD, ACIF, Professor
Company: University of Minnesota

10:45 am – 11:15am

Presentation: Structural Polymer Concrete for Accelerated Bridge Construction and Other Infrastructure Applications

Speaker: Mahmoud Reda Taha, PhD, PE, F. ASCE, FACI, Distinguished Professor & Chair
Department of Civil, Construction & Environmental Engineering
Company: University of New Mexico

11:15 am – 11:45am

Technology Showcase: Ultra-High Performance Concrete and its Carbon Footprint

Speaker: Peter W. Weber, President/CEO
Company: ceEntek Pte Ltd

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Presentation: A Contractor’s Experience with the Evolution of Sustainable Mix Designs

Speaker: Eric Stephen Peterson, FACI, Director
Company: Coleman & Erickson, LLC

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Presentation: Legal Issues in Concrete Construction: Responsibility with New Technologies

Speaker: Jeffery W. Coleman, Esq., PE, FACI, CEO
Company: Webcor Concrete

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Presentation: The Minnesota DOT test road “MNRoad”

Speaker: to be comfirmed

2:30 pm – 2:45 pm


2:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Technology Showcase: Concrete Sensors for Curing

Speaker: Jim Cairns, CEO of Solid Concrete Sensors

Speaker: Kevin A. MacDonald, PhD, PE, ACIF, Principal Engineer of Beton Consulting Engineers LLC

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm

Presentation: being confirmed

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Closing Remarks

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Reception and Dinner
At a local restaurant.

7:00 am – 8:00 am


7:30 am – 8:00 am


8:00 am – 8:30 am

Presentation: Integration of Alternative Cements into Building Codes

Speaker: Lawrence L. Sutter, PhD, PE, FACI, FASTM, Associate Dean and Professor
Company: Michigan Technological University

8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Presentation: 3D-Printed Topology Optimized UHPC Walls with Superior Ductility

Speaker: Siham S. Al Shanti, Graduate Research Assistant and former ACI Foundation Middle East Fellowship Awardee
Company: University of New Mexico

9:00 am – 9:30 am

Technology Showcase: Carbon Dioxide Utilization and Machine Learning Deliver Low-Carbon Concrete

Speaker: Gaurav N. Sant, PhD, Director of the Institute for Carbon Management
Company: Professor at the University of California – Los Angeles

9:30 am – 10:00 am

Presentation: Understanding the “What, Why and How” when Specifying Permeability-Reducing Admixtures

Speaker: Shashiprakash (Prakash) Surali, PhD, PE, CDT, FACI, Senior Engineer
Company: Master Builders Solutions Admixtures US, LLC.

10:00 am – 10:15 am


10:15 am – 11:45 am

Debate: Alternatives to Cylinder Breaks for Acceptance Testing

Moderator: Rex C. Donahey, PhD, PE, Director of Innovative Concrete Technology, ACI
Debater: Oscar R. Antommattei, PE, FACI, Chief Concrete Engineer & Materials Engineering Manager for Kiewit Engineering Group Inc.
Debater: Colin L. Lobo, PhD., PE, FACI, Executive Vice President/Division Head, Engineering for NRMCA
Debater: Brad W. Malmsten, Vice President of Thornton Tomasetti
Debater: Daniel Vruno, Principal Engineer, American Engineering Testing, Inc. (AET)
Debater: Eric S. Peterson, FACI, Director of Webcor Concrete
Q&A with Attendees

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

Wrap-up and Adjourn

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Closed Business Meeting: Concrete Innovation Council

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