Position Statements

Official positions taken by the ACI Board of Direction in support of the Institute’s mission.


Current Code and Standard Adoption

Encourage the adoption and/or use of current building codes and standards.


Adoption of ACI Documents without Modifications

Encourage the adoption and use of ACI products, including but not limited to codes and standards without modification.


Acceptance of ACI Certification Programs

Support acceptance of sampling, testing, inspection, and installation of concrete and related products and materials; and encourage the use of certification programs developed and administered by professional societies in lieu of programs developed and administered by other entities; and support mandates or otherwise place preference on accreditation of individuals and entities engaged in providing services related to concrete and concrete products.


Concrete Knowledge

Support research, technological advancements, and dissemination of concrete technology; and channel through, directed to, or otherwise engage ACI and/or the ACI Foundation.


Enhanced Resilience

Encourage or establish criteria related to enhancing the resilience of the built environment; and where appropriate, engage ACI and/or the ACI Foundation to facilitate programs and activities related to the role of concrete technology in achieving enhanced resilience.


Sustainability

Encourage or establish criteria related to enhancing the sustainability of the built environment; and where appropriate, engage ACI and/or the ACI Foundation to facilitate programs and activities related the role of concrete technology in achieving enhanced sustainability.


Professional Societies

Encourage and place preference on programs and services developed by professional societies and encourage the use of ACI programs and services where related to the advancement of concrete technology.


New Standards

Encourage new standards related to concrete technology be developed through ACI, or otherwise involve ACI in the development process.


ACI Chapters

Encourage the dissemination of concrete technology and acceptance and adoption of ACI codes and related materials through ACI chapters.

Full Statements


Current Code and Standard Adoption (SPS-19-01)

Whereas: the ACI vision of the future is to ensure that: “everyone has the knowledge to use concrete effectively to meet the demands of a changing world” and
Whereas: The use of concrete to effectively meet the demands of a changing world requires the adoption and/or use of current technology, and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective to: “Establish relationships with regulatory authorities to advance adoption.”
Be it resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations that encourage the adoption and/or use of current building codes and standards.

Approved 03/28/19

Adoption of ACI Documents without Modifications (SPS-19-02)

Whereas: ACI is a society of “individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete” and those individuals and organizations provide a unique level of expertise in the development of ACI Committee products; and
Whereas: The ACI vision of the future is to ensure that: “everyone has the knowledge to use concrete effectively to meet the demands of a changing world” and
Whereas: The use of concrete to effectively meet the demands of a changing world requires the adoption and/or use of current technology, and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective to: “Establish relationships with regulatory authorities to advance adoption.”
Be it resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations that encourage the adoption and use of ACI products, including but not limited to codes and standards without modification.

Approved 03/28/19

Acceptance of ACI Certification Programs (SPS-19-03)

Whereas: ACI, as a professional technical society, uses certification programs to help ensure that “everyone has the knowledge to use concrete effectively to meet the demands of a changing world.” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an engagement objective as “Engage constituents interested in certification.”
Be it resolved that: ACI staff and leadership shall be empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal and international programs, and rules, regulations include certifications are requirements for acceptance of sampling, testing, inspection, and installation of concrete and related products and materials; and
Be it further resolved that: ACI staff and leadership shall be empowered to encourage the use of certification programs developed and administered by professional societies in lieu of programs developed and administered by other entities; and
Be it further resolved that: ACI staff and leadership shall be empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal and international programs, rules, and regulations that mandate or otherwise place preference on accreditation of individuals and entities engaged in providing services related concrete and concrete products.

Approved 03/28/19

Concrete Knowledge (SPS-19-04)

Whereas: The ACI vision of the future is to ensure that “everyone has the knowledge to use concrete effectively to meet the demands of a changing world” and
Whereas: The ACI mission charges ACI to develop, disseminate and advance the adoption of consensus-based knowledge on concrete and its uses; and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective as: “Establish relationships with regulatory authorities to advance adoption” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a leadership directive as: “Proactively gather and share information on transformational ideas, practices, and techniques.”
Be it resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations related to research, technological advancements, and dissemination of concrete technology; and
Be it further resolved that: Research, methods of dissemination, and development of materials related to the advancement of concrete technology be channeled through, directed to, or otherwise engage ACI and/or the ACI Foundation.

Approved on 10/24/2019

Enhanced Resilience (PS-19-05)

Whereas: The ACI vision of the future is to ensure that “everyone has the knowledge to use concrete effectively to meet the demands of a changing world” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective to: “Actively seek opportunities to advance national and global outreach” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective to: “Establish relationships with regulatory authorities to advance adoption” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan directs ACI to: “provide leadership to ensure our customers are equipped to sustainably address the needs of a changing world” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a leadership objective to: “Proactively gather and share information on transformational ideas, practices, and techniques” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a leadership objective to: “Quickly respond to consumer needs and global trends for concrete information” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a structure objective to: “Structure ACI and dedicate resources to quickly develop or adapt programs, products, and services” and
Whereas: Enhanced resilience can provide substantial benefits to many individuals, organizations, communities and jurisdictions.
Be it resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations that encourage or establish criteria related to enhancing the resilience of the built environment; and
Be it further resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to encourage, where appropriate, engaging ACI and/or the ACI Foundation to facilitate programs and activities related the role of concrete technology in achieving enhanced resilience.

Approved on 10/24/19
To be considered for reapproval on 12/31/22

Sustainability (PS-19-06)

Whereas: The ACI vision of the future is to ensure that “everyone has the knowledge to use concrete effectively to meet the demands of a changing world” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective to: “Actively seek opportunities to advance national and global outreach” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective to: “Establish relationships with regulatory authorities to advance adoption” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan directs ACI to: “provide leadership to ensure our customers are equipped to sustainably address the needs of a changing world” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a leadership objective to: “Proactively gather and share information on transformational ideas, practices, and techniques” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a leadership objective to: “Quickly respond to consumer needs and global trends for concrete information” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a structure objective to: “Structure ACI and dedicate resources to quickly develop or adapt programs, products, and services” and
Whereas: Enhanced sustainability is a priority for many individuals, organizations, communities, and jurisdictions.
Be it resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations that encourage or establish criteria related to enhancing the sustainability of the built environment; and
Be it further resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to encourage, where appropriate, engaging ACI and/or the ACI Foundation to facilitate programs and activities related the role of concrete technology in achieving enhanced sustainability.

Approved on 10/24/19
To be considered for reapproval on 12/31/22

Professional Societies (SPS-20-01)

Whereas: ACI is a professional society developing consensus-based information related to concrete and the use of concrete, and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective to: “Actively seek opportunities to advance national and global outreach.”
Be it resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations that encourage the adoption and/or use of codes, standards, programs, services, literature, and related materials developed and implemented by, or in concert with, professional technical societies and
Be it further resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations that place a preference on such items developed by professional societies in lieu of items developed by other types of entities; and
Be it further resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to encouraged state, federal, and international programs to utilize ACI programs and services for any programs related to the advancement of concrete technology.

Approved on 04/02/20

New Standards (SPS-20-02)

Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective to: “Actively seek opportunities to advance national and global outreach.” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective to: “Establish relationships with regulatory authorities to advance adoption.” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan directs ACI to: “provide leadership to ensure our customers are equipped to sustainably address the needs of a changing world.” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a leadership objective to: “Proactively gather and share information on transformational ideas, practices, and techniques.” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a leadership objective to: “Quickly respond to consumer needs and global trends for concrete information.” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a structure objective to: “Structure ACI and dedicate resources to quickly develop or adapt programs, products, and services.”
Be it resolved that: ACI staff and leadership shall be empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations that position ACI as an authoritative body for the development of new standards related to concrete technology and
Be it further resolved that: ACI staff and leadership shall be empowered to support policy positions; and state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations that encourage the development of new standards related to advancement of concrete technology and
Be it further resolved that: ACI staff and leadership shall be empowered to support policy positions; state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations; and other standards development organizations that direct development of new standards related to concrete technology to ACI and
Be it further resolved that: Where the development of new standards related to concrete technology is conducted by entities other than ACI, ACI staff and leadership shall be empowered to encourage such entities to involve ACI in the standards development process.

Approved on 04/02/20

ACI Chapters (SPS-20-03)

Whereas: The ACI vision of the future is to ensure that “everyone has the knowledge to use concrete effectively to meet the demands of a changing world” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an engagement objective to: “Increase opportunities for professional growth,” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an engagement objective to: “Strengthen relationships between ACI and its chapter members” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes an outreach objective to: “Actively seek opportunities to advance national and global outreach;” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan directs ACI to: “provide leadership to ensure our customers are equipped to sustainably address the needs of a changing world;” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a leadership objective to: “Proactively gather and share information on transformational ideas, practices, and techniques;” and
Whereas: The ACI strategic plan includes a structure objective to: “Structure ACI and dedicate resources to quickly develop or adapt programs, products, and services.”
Be it resolved that: ACI staff and leadership are empowered to encourage ACI chapters to serve as a mechanism for dissemination of concrete technology when supporting policy positions; and state, federal, and international programs, rules, and regulations that relate to dissemination of information and acceptance and adoption of ACI codes and related materials.

Approved on 04/02/20

Questions, Comments and Suggestions:

Steve Szoke
Steve.Szoke@concrete.org
+1.248.848.3726

Kerry Sutton
Kerry.Sutton@concrete.org
+1.248.848.3161

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