A new international organization, The Concrete Society, has appeared on the scene, and the purpose of this brief discussion is to try to define for readers of Concrete Construction just where it fits in the broad picture. Although headquartered in the United Kingdom, and therefore undoubtedly most effective and influential in that part of the world, The Concrete Society offers participation to individuals in the United States and other nations through associate memberships. Formed in 1966 as a non-profit organization, The Society embraces personnel and skills which appear to cover the whole range of professions in the concrete industry. Within this single body there are more than seven thousand members, including architects, engineers, researchers, suppliers, and specialists, representing all areas of concern within the industry. The organizational structure of The Concrete Society provides for representatives from the principal fields of interest within the society. The concerns of the membership are represented in three divisional committees in the areas of construction and formwork, design, and development, and materials technology. Specialities within these broad areas are the business of ad hoc working parties and subcommittees organized by the divisional committees. Areas that transcend these divisional boundaries are represented by an education committee, a research committee, an overseas committee which also serves as the advisory board for the official journal of The Society. Formal activities have included presentations and meeting on techniques and formwork for continuous vertical construction, continental paving practice, and autoclaved aerated concrete. The Society is also augmenting the adaption of the metric system into construction practice.