The American Concrete Institute (ACI) currently is seeking papers for sessions taking place during the ACI Spring 2009 Convention in San Antonio, Texas, and the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans. More information about current Calls for Papers is available here.

Notable Concrete in San Antonio

ACI Committee 124, Concrete Aesthetics, seeks entries for "Notable Concrete in San Antonio" for the ACI Spring 2009 Convention in San Antonio, Texas, March 15-19, 2009.

Participants are invited to submit an image and brief description of notable concrete in San Antonio, in all types of uses, including buildings, monuments, pavement, silos, bridges, crypts, furniture, retaining walls, utility poles, tanks, sculpture, culverts, plazas, and whatever else has caught your attention. Significance may be historical, aesthetic, functional, structural, construction-related, unusual use or application, or simply personal affection.

Images, along with brief descriptions and contact information, should be sent to Michael Paul at mpaul@duffnet.com no later than Nov. 1, 2008.

Construction and Formwork Design

ACI Committee 347, Formwork for Concrete, seeks papers for its technical session "Construction, Formwork, Scheduling, Tolerances, and Communication." This session will take place during the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, Nov. 8-12, 2009.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including, but not limited to, all aspects of concrete formwork design and construction. Emphasis will be given to the design/construction interaction.

Abstracts of 500 words or less, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to John Gardner at jgardner@eng.uottawa.ca no later than Dec. 15, 2008.

Nanotechnology of Concrete

ACI Committees 236, Material Science of Concrete, and 236D, Nanotechnology of Concrete, seek papers for their technical session "Nanotechnology of Concrete: The Next Big Thing is Small," to take place during the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, Nov. 8-12, 2009.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including, but not limited to, subjects related to material science of concrete with focus on nanostructure characterization, synthesis, design, and modeling of cement-based materials, as well as application of nanomaterials in concrete technology.

Abstracts of up to 500 words, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to Konstantin Sobolev at sobolev@uwm.edu no later than Feb. 15, 2009.

For more information on ACI's current Calls for Papers, to submit an abstract, or to submit a Call for Papers for a concrete industry-related meeting or event, please visit: www.callforpapers.concrete.org.