About Us

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) is a nonprofit technical and educational society. Organized in 1904, ACI is one of the world's leading authorities on concrete technology, acting as a round-table for the discussion of all concrete-related matters and development of problem resolution. ACI conducts this forum in a several ways: through conventions and meetings; the ACI Structural Journal, ACI Materials Journal, Concrete International and technical publications; chapter activities; and technical committee work. As its chartered objective states, its goal is "to provide a comradeship in finding the best ways to do concrete work of all kinds and in spreading that knowledge." This intent implies a readiness from each member to contribute his or her training and knowledge to benefit the overall public.

By maintaining a high standard of professional and technical ability in its committee memberships, local chapter programs and the authorship of papers and publications, ACI has contributed to a detailed knowledge of materials, as well as their resulting structures. It publishes reliable information on concrete and its applications and provides local forums for discussion through the Chapter program. In addition, ACI conducts educational seminars, offers a standard certification program for the industry and encourages student involvement in the concrete field. Committee members involved with these activities meet at bi-annual conventions.