The First International Conference on Recent Advances in Concrete Technology, to be held September 19–21, 2007 in Crystal City, Va., currently is accepting abstracts.

Organized by the University of Maryland, Howard University, and CI-Premier Pte. Ltd. of Singapore, with the support of several other organizations, the conference aims to provide a forum to meet and discuss recent advances in concrete technology. Topics highlighted will include durability of concrete, chemical admixtures, nondestructive testing of concrete, and material science of concrete, to name a few.