The American Concrete Institute announced the formation of a new technical committee on Building Information Modeling of Concrete Structures.

“Building Information Modeling is becoming increasingly important in projects that include concrete,” said Peter Carrato, chair of the new ACI technical committee on BIM. “In projects that use multiple building materials, like steel and concrete, all materials need to be included in the BIM model. The steel industry has been using BIM consistently for about a decade, so there’s a definite need for the concrete industry to step up.”

The new ACI technical committee 131, Building Information Modeling of Concrete Structures, will hold its inaugural meeting during the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans, La., Nov. 8-12, 2009. Individuals interested in applying to join this new committee or attending the meetings are encouraged to visit the ACI Web site at www.concrete.org and click on “Committees.”

For more information on the ACI Building Information Modeling for Concrete Structures technical committee, visit the “Committee” page at www.concrete.org.