The American Concrete Institute is seeking papers for sessions taking place during the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans on November 8-12, and the ACI Spring 2010 Convention in Chicago on March 21-25, 2010.

ACI Committees 201, Durability of Concrete, and 224, Cracking, seek papers for their technical session, “Effects of Micro- and Macrocracking on Durability.” This session is scheduled for the ACI Spring 2010 Convention in Chicago, Ill. on March 21-25, 2010. Participants are invited to submit abstracts on topics including, but not limited to, the impact of micro- and macrocracking on the long-term service life of a structure, investigative and analytical techniques used to assess the impact of these cracks on durability, and effective mitigation techniques utilized to improve durability.

Abstracts of 300 words, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to Ralf Leistikow at rleistikow@wje no later than July 1, 2009.

ACI Committee 124, Concrete Aesthetics, along with the ACI Louisiana Chapter, seek submissions of “Notable Concrete in New Orleans” for use in promotional items for the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans scheduled for November.

Participants are invited to submit images of notable concrete in New Orleans, including building, monuments, pavement, silos, bridges, crypts, furniture, retaining walls, utility poles, tanks, sculpture, culverts, plazas, and whatever else that is interesting.

Thumbnail image, along with description, location, submitter’s name and contact information, should be sent to Michael Paul at mpaul@duffnet no later than Aug. 1, 2009.

The ACI Convention Technical Program Committee seeks papers for its technical session “How I Spiced Up My Concrete” to take place during the ACI Fall 2009 Convention also in New Orleans.

Participants are invited to submit abstracts on various ways they have “spiced up” their concrete with innovations in research, design, materials, and construction methods.

Abstracts of up to one page, along with paper title, author name(s), and contact information should be sent to Subhash Kulkarni at kcapc@aol or Jesse Hemeter at jesse.hemeter@wsnelson no later than June 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, visit www.CallforPapers.concrete.org.

Information about upcoming ACI conventions can be found at www.ACIconvention.org.