The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will broadcast four live webinars from its Spring Convention in Tampa. The Opening Session & Awards Program will be broadcast to viewers free of charge and the remaining three sessions are available for a small fee. Register before March 31.

On Sunday, April 3 from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m. EDT, ACI will recognize over 100 individuals and groups for their contributions to ACI and the concrete industry during the Opening Session & Awards Program. This live broadcast is available free of charge.

Performance-Based Requirements for Concrete and Sustainability, Parts 1 & 2, will be offered as two separate webinars on Monday, April 4, 2:00 - 5:00 pm EDT, and Tuesday, April 5, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EDT. These webinars will provide attendees with insight on what performance based specification of concrete is, and how it can foster innovation and greater levels of concrete sustainability. Participants will also gain an understanding of how performance-based concrete affects the various stakeholders in a construction project.

Wednesday, April 6, Performance Based Specifications and Testing will be presented from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT. This webinar will review performance based specification of concrete and identify where progress can be made to take this concept to standardization. Presentations will outline performance based specifications and testing from different parts of the world, identify potential approaches which have been successfully used to apply the performance based specification methodology in the industry, and more.

Professional Development Hours (PDHs) can be earned in these webinars as well as other ACI sessions by filling out a session attendance tracking form and submitting it to state boards that allow self-reporting of continuing education activities. An online session attendance tracking form is available on the webinar registration page to track attendance. A separate session attendance tracking form is available in the convention program book for those physically attending sessions in Tampa.

The American Concrete Institute's Spring 2011 Convention will take place April 3-7, 2011 in Tampa, Fla., USA, at the Marriott Tampa Waterside & Westin Harbour Island. Interested individuals can still participate in the 300+ committee meetings, 30+ technical sessions, and networking events offered at the convention by registering online prior to March 20, or registering onsite.

For more information on the ACI Spring 2011 Convention, call 248-848-3795 or visit