The Strategic Development Council has announced its upcoming Session 25 meeting this spring to discuss several issues and initiatives facing the concrete industry. This gathering will take place May 21-22, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. Topics to be discussed by SDC membership include:

A presentation from future American Concrete Institute 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, involving several software developers, with the goal of identifying potential useful software and software applications; and Four “Technology Showcases” featuring new technologies in the area of performance concrete. The full agenda for the meeting can be found at:

Registration is now open for Session 25 at Hotel reservations for the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center can be made at or by calling 615-883-2211. Be sure to mention the SDC meeting and get a special negotiated rate. The hotel reservation cut-off date is April 20.

If you are not an SDC member, but are interested in attending or learning more, please contact Doug Sordyl at 248-848-3755.