The American Concrete Institute's (ACI) Spring 2010 Convention will take place March 21–25, 2010 in Chicago at the Sheraton Chicago.

Engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives will assemble at the ACI's, Farmington Hills, Mich., Spring 2010 Convention to provide input on concrete industry codes, specifications, and guides throughout the more than 300 committee meetings and more than 35 technical sessions offered. In addition, attendees will participate in technical tours, forums discussing pertinent industry topics, student competitions, networking events, and events celebrating career and industry achievements.

Several technical tours are scheduled to coincide with the convention's Xtreme Concrete theme and emphasize Chicago's extreme architecture and concrete projects. Most notably, a tour of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District will walk attendees through the ongoing $228 million upgrade of the facilities, $90 million of which is cast-in-place concrete structures.

Convention attendees who register by Feb. 22, 2010 will receive reduced registration rates. In addition, the Sheraton Chicago is offering convention attendees a special room rate, which are based on availability.

For more information on the ACI Spring 2010 Convention, call 248-848-3795 or visit