City Information

City Information

Join us in Raleigh!

ACI is excited to bring the ACI Concrete Convention to Raleigh, NC, this fall. A visit to Raleigh, N.C., is more than a trip to a blossoming Southern metropolis—meeting attendees will feel enriched and energized the instant they're warmly welcomed by smart, savvy locals! Plan your trip to Raleigh by visiting www.visitraleigh.com to learn more about the city.

Climate & Time Zone

The average daily high for Raleigh in October is 72°F (22°C) and the average low is 50°F (10°C). Visit www.weather.com for the latest weather forecast.

Raleigh, NC is in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. All convention events are listed in Eastern Standard Time. Be sure to create your schedule and appointments accordingly.

Dining

For more information on local dining options, please click here.

Childcare

Need childcare services? Babysitting options can be found at Care.com. Please note, this listing is for information only and is not an endorsement from ACI.  

Things to do

For things to see and do while in Raleigh, go to www.visitraleigh.com/things-to-do.

Transportation

The Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU) is located approximately 15 miles (24 km) from the Raleigh Marriott City Center and the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel. For more information on the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, visit www.rdu.com.

Rental Cars

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the ACI Concrete Convention. Receive discounts on upgrades, weekly rentals, and weekend rentals. To make advance reservations, call +1.800.654.3131 or visit www.hertz.com. Provide Group Code CDP# 0077289 when making your reservation. For a list of all rental car agencies available at RDU, visit www.rdu.com.

Taxi

Taxi cabs are available outside of the terminals at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Shuttle Service

A shuttle service is not provided between the Raleigh-Durham International Airport and the Raleigh Marriott City Center or the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel.


Ride Services

Lyft, Uber, and Wingz are authorized rideshare services at the RDU airport. Download the Lyft, Uber, or Wingz app on your Apple or Android device. 

Parking

Raleigh Marriott City Center: Off-site parking is $3/hourly and $15/daily; Valet parking is $30/daily and $18/day guests. Sheraton Raleigh Hotel: Off-site parking is $50/daily; On-site parking is $2/hourly and $15/daily; Valet parking is $30/daily.

Visas

ACI is unable to offer any financial assistance to attendees from outside the United States traveling to the convention, but will provide a letter of invitation upon request. ACI strongly encourages attendees to request a visa letter 6 months prior to the convention. ACI staff does not communicate directly with consulates or embassies on your behalf. Please contact ACI Event Services at conventions@concrete.org to request a letter. Please include your complete contact information (name, address, phone number, and e-mail address) in your request. To determine if a visa is required for your trip, go to Travel.State.Gov.

 

Convention News

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