The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a non-profit technical society and standard developing organization formed in 1904. This October 26-30 at the Washington Hilton, right next to our Washington DC lodging, ACI will meet for their Fall convention.
This history of this institute is very fascinating — they were founded with the interest of improving the standard in concrete block making. Another agenda was to decrease negative perceptions from the general public. With everything, there needs to be a standard, and it appears this was not present during the above time period. So the ACI formed their own set of laws and regulations on what was and wasn’t acceptable. ACI was founded in 1904. Their headquarters reside in Michigan.
At the convention, ACI members will have the opportunity to to join in the formation of their industry codes and improve on standards. What a great period for members to come together and network with professionals and individuals both old and new in the concrete business. Though socializing is a highlight, the convention is really about learning the latest in concrete technology and pursuing a continued education. The weeks festivities will be packed with speakers and lessons. After meetings, guests will mingle in the Dupont area and soak in DC’s Fall colors.
Hannah, Innkeeper at American Guest House, a Washington, DC Bed and Breakfast.