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Industry News action from Congress, federal funding for transportation will designs, foundations, formwork, reinforcement and embed- come to a screeching halt—and with it, so will traffic in ments in structures, joints and reinforcement for slabs-on- many places. Over the last 6 years, Congress has passed ground, preparing for concreting, concrete placing and fin- 33 short-term measures rather than funding transportation ishing common field problems, and safety. It is also a required for the long term. And our transportation system—our roads or suggested document for contractor licensing programs in and bridges, especially—is in a dire state of disrepair 11 states. because of it. Experts agree: The only way to prepare our The CD and MP3 audio formats are accompanied by a transportation system for the next generation is to stop this printed supplement containing the figures, tables, and checklists cycle of short-term measures and pass a long-term transpor- from the document. The audio version allows contractors and tation bill.” engineers to educate themselves or their employees on quality concrete construction practices while waiting in a vehicle, ASCC and ACI Publish Revised traveling to and from work, or running between projects. “The Contractor’s Guide to Quality Available in hard copy, CD, or MP3 format and a Spanish version is also available in hard copy format. Visit the ACI Concrete Construction” website, www.concrete.org, for ordering information. This revised edition of “The Contractor’s Guide to Qua - ACI SDC Holding its Fall Meeting in lity Concrete Construction— Michigan Third Edition” provides insight into proven construc- The upcoming ACI Strategic tion practices that will produce quality concrete construction. Development Council (SDC) Contents include how to organize for quality, concrete mixture Technology Forum #38 to be held in southeast Michigan focuses on accelerating the acceptance of concrete technolo- gies and will feature topics on alternative cementitious mate- rials, with an emphasis on how to move the theoretical knowledge of these materials to their practical use. The Forum will also include Technology Showcases, sessions on research repair, and a planning session on Contractors Visioning for the Future, plus other updates on industry critical techno- logies/issues. The Forum includes a special tour of the Ford Rouge Factory—a unique perspective on innovation within another industry—might there be examples for the concrete industry in the use of materials, methods, equipment, and human fac- tors? A reception and dinner follows at ACI headquarters. SDC was formed in 1997 and is a council of the ACI Foundation. SDC provides to the concrete industry an in- house forum where the concrete industry, including govern- ment and academia, can come together with companies and entrepreneurs with new technologies at senior levels to discuss strategic issues and tactics including support of practical research to the benefit of all. For entrepreneurs, SDC provides a showcase for their technologies and an opportunity to work with concrete industry leaders to find 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 comprises member organizations that include suppliers, manufacturers, architectural/engineer firms, contrac- tors, trade associations, and owners. To facilitate advancement of concrete technology, the SDC is currently engaged in a number of initiatives/projects dealing 58 Shotcrete • Summer 2015


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