The future of concrete construction will be changed by the Concrete 2029 roadmap. How that will happen is being overseen by a task group that has planned three meetings over the next few months. You should get involved!

At the last meeting in May, lots of ideas were generated to improve the quality of concrete in-place and construction productivity and some priorities were set. The next step is to come up with specific goals for tasks that will impact the industry over the next 13 years. That will happen on September 7 in Salt Lake City (the day before the Strategic Development Council meeting). Details will follow, but reserve that date.

At the end of the May meeting, a new discussion topic came up: the impact of the ACI 318 Building Code and the International Building Code on concrete construction. Since ACI 318 is the operating system for concrete design and construction, the task group, led by Peter Emmons, felt we should look at how it is affecting concrete construction, both positively and negatively. A meeting to discuss the building code will be held on November 30 in Chicago, near O’Hare Airport (Rosemont).

A third meeting will be held sometime in the spring to discuss how to improve the image of the industry, promote the good things we are doing, and highlight the many strengths of concrete construction. We are also planning a press conference for the World of Concrete to let the trade press know what’s happening with Concrete 2029.

Stay tuned!