ACI announces international partnership with GCCA
American Concrete Institute and Global Cement and Concrete Association formalize co-operative efforts
THE American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) have formalized their co-operative efforts with the signing of an International Partnership Agreement (IPA).
This new agreement formalizes the desire to collaboratively develop and disseminate information on concrete, concrete structures, and especially on concrete sustainability.
The GCCA is a key driver of sustainability in the cement and concrete industry, working towards the goal of carbon-neutral concrete. This includes new technologies, innovations, and improving efficiency in design and construction.
The partnership with ACI will support the dissemination of best practices to allow the specification of sustainable concrete and the design of lower-carbon concrete elements and structures.
The ACI says the agreement with the GCCA is part of its strategic plan to promote concrete sustainability and the use of the Institute’s concrete knowledge to help concrete industry professionals globally to manage increasing requirements for the design of concrete structures.
In addition, the ACI recently launched NEU – a centre of excellence for carbon-neutral concrete. NEU’s members include designers, contractors, and material suppliers, as well as consumers and owners of concrete structures.
NEU aims to collaborate globally to drive research, education, awareness, and adoption of carbon-neutral materials and technologies in the industry, to reach the goal shared with GCCA – carbon-neutral concrete.
The ACI says it looks forward to working with the GCCA towards a future where everyone has the knowledge needed to use the latest concrete technologies effectively to meet the demands of a changing world.