American Concrete Institute’s 2014 Conference

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The American Concrete Institute gathers at the Washington Hilton on October 26th through the 30th for their 2014 conference, titled “Spanning the Globe.”  The Washington Hilton is a three minute walk from our D.C. Inn. Concrete, like wood and metal, has played a central role in the development of American and world industry and commerce throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Past innovations that we can witness have included exposed concrete aggregate, which forms most of Meridian Hill Park in Adams Morgan and was constructed approximately one-hundred years ago. Future research into concrete will likely yield a variety of new building materials and big payoffs for the construction industry, allowing for stronger, more durable buildings and infrastructure projects. The possibilities are endless.

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This year’s conference gathers experts and industry leaders to focus on the intersections between research, technology, and business. The location of the conference is such an example, a sprawling campus of a hotel built of concrete. Compare it to the Watergate, which has been in a state of disrepair for years. Building materials are undoubtedly key in ensuring the long-term life of buildings in our nation. We welcome members of the American Concrete Institute to our nation’s capital and hope to see a few around our breakfast table in the morning!

Marcos, Innkeeper at American Guest House, a Washington, DC Bed and Breakfast

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