The American Concrete Institute (ACI) currently is seeking papers for sessions to take place during the ACI Spring 2009 Convention in San Antonio, Texas, from March 15-19, 2009. More information about current Calls for Papers can be found by visiting www.callforpapers.concrete.org

Serviceability of Concrete Members with FRP Reinforcement

ACI Committee 440 is seeking papers for its technical session on "Serviceability of Concrete Members Reinforced with Internal/External FRP Reinforcement." Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including recent advancements on serviceability design of concrete members reinforced with either internal or external fiber reinforced polymers (FRP).

Abstracts of 500 words or more, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to Carlos Ospina at carlos.ospina@abam.com no later than July 14, 2008.

Structural Concrete in Seismic Design of Bridge Infrastructure

ACI Committee 341 is seeking papers for its technical session on "The Practice and Placement of Structural Concrete in Seismic Design of Bridge Infrastructure." Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including, but not limited to, seismic design and retrofit of concrete bridges, use of precast/prestressed concrete elements, seismic application of high-performance and self-consolidating concrete in bridges, and computational and experimental tools for seismic design of concrete bridges.

Abstracts of 200 to 300 words, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to Bassem Andrawes at andrawes@uiuc.edu no later than July 14, 2008.

Aesthetics of Concrete Infrastructure

ACI Committee 124 is seeking papers for its technical session on "Aesthetics of Concrete Infrastructure." Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including, but not limited to, the use of concrete in water towers, silos, aqueducts, tunnels, utility towers, nonbridge transportation structures, and other infrastructure components and systems.

Abstracts of 100 words or less, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to Michael Paul at mpaul@duffnet.com no later than Oct. 1, 2008.

Curing Concrete

ACI Committee 308 is seeking papers for its technical session on "Curing Concrete." Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including, but not limited to, the use of new methods such as internal curing or nonwoven fabrics, other common curing methods, or case studies.

Abstracts of 200 to 300 words, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to Larry Taber at taberlh@bv.com no later than Oct. 1, 2008.

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

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