ACI Local Chapter

Minnesota Concrete Council - ACI Local Chapter

The American Concrete Institute supports Professional Local Chapters and Student Chapters throughout the world. Participation in a local chapter can be extremely rewarding in terms of gaining greater technical knowledge and networking with leaders in the concrete community.

The Minnesota Concrete Council (MCC) has recently been established as the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Minnesota Chapter. Becoming an ACI Chapter will provide MCC with additional resources from which to offer more technical based education programs in addition to its current non-ACI programming. MCC is excited to add participation in ACI Chapter events to the lists of other benefits offered to its members.

For more information on ACI Chapter Activities, contact Margaret Mills.

Chapter Activities

The Minnesota Concrete Council Chapter of ACI hosted four “Tuesday Tech Talks” in 2019. The programs were held over lunch on April 2, May 21, August 13 and November 5 at Midland Hills Country Club in Roseville.  Four additional Tech Talks are being planned for 2020.

If you would like to receive notifications of upcoming local chapter events, please reach out to Margaret Mills.

Student Competitions

The Minnesota Concrete Council Chapter of ACI has scheduled a Fiber Reinforced Concrete Bowling Ball Regional Competition for December 10, 2019.  The event will be held at the University of St. Thomas (McCarthy Gymnasium) in St. Paul.  Team registrations are now being accepted.  There is no cost to register a student team.  The "Open Class" team registration fee is $125.  Registration deadline is November 22.

MCC members who are interested in having a tabletop display ($225) at the event can register through the event website.  This is a great way to get in front of the brightest and best students who have the potential to become the brightest and best future employees.

Event sponsorships ($350) are also needed.

Specific details, including rules, forms and registration information can be found on the registration website.

Chapter Membership

Information on chapter membership is available. You do not currently need to be either a chapter member or a member of the Minnesota Concrete Council to attend chapter events.

Membership Application

Pay the MCC ACI Local Chapter Membership fee below:

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Tech Talk Tuesday - March 2020
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  • Tech Talk Tuesday - July 2020
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  • Tech Talk Tuesday - October 2020
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Tech Talk Tuesdays

Tech Talk Tuesdays will be held at Midland Hills Country Club over lunch. You do not need to be a member of either the local chapter or the Minnesota Concrete Council to attend these events. Cost to attend is $35 ($25 early bird) and includes lunch, handouts and applicable continuing education credits.

October 8, 2019 Tech Talk Tuesday: Precast Concrete Diaphragm Design
(Ned Cleland, PhD, PE)
Click to view the presentation PDF

August 13 Tech Talk Tuesday: Current Trends in Rebar Detailing & State of the Industry
(Dan Yerks, Harris Rebar)
Click to download the event flier.

April 2 Tech Talk Tuesday: Updates to ACI 318-19 (Cathy French, PhD, PE – University of MN)
Click to download the event flier.
Click to view the presentation PDF

May 21 Tech Talk Tuesday: The Concrete Quality Control Challenge – Twins Separated at Birth (Ken Hover, PhD, PE – Cornell University)
Click to download the event flier.