The concrete industry's Strategic Development Council (SDC) has announced its upcoming Session 25 meeting this spring to discuss several issues and initiatives facing the concrete industry.

The SDC gathering will take place May 21-22, 2009, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn. Topics to be discussed by SDC membership include:

  • A presentation from future American Concrete Institute (ACI) president Florian Barth on ACI's commitment to sustainability
  • Working with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on a potentially multi-million dollar research program with the intent of developing an accepted protocol for testing various corrosion prevention and mitigation techniques
  • A continued collaboration on Building Information Modeling (BIM), involving several software developers, with the goal of identifying potential useful software and software applications
  • Four "Technology Showcases" featuring new technologies in the area of performance concrete.

The full agenda for the meeting can be found at