Design Resources

In the world of reinforced concrete there are many excellent information resources. Here is a sampling of popular choices:

American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Founded in 1904, ACI is a respected technical authority with more than 20,000 members in 108 countries.

Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI)

Founded in 1924, CRSI represents all aspects of reinforced concrete design and construction for a global membership.

Portland Cement Association (PCA)

Founded in 1916, the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada.

Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)

Established in 1954, PCI is the foremost developer of standards and methods for precast concrete structures.

Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI)

Established in 1976, the Post-Tensioning Institute is recognized as the world-wide authority on post-tensioning.

Nat’l Ready-Mix Concrete Institute (NRMCA)

Founded in 1930, NRMCA serves as the leading industry advocate for the read-mix concrete industry.

Nat’l Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)

Founded in 1918, NCMA is the national trade association representing the concrete masonry industry.

The Concrete Centre (MPA)

Part of the Mineral Products Association, The Concrete Centre serves concrete industries within the United Kingdom.

Build Relationships

Research best practices and collaborate with industry peers well before a critical need presents itself.

Trade and professional associations offer valuable opportunities, often at little or no cost, to build valuable relationships that could make a real difference on your next project.

CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINARS — Most industry associations, such as those listed to the right, are eager to provide information that will make their members (and their customers) more successful. Frequently these programs are offered free of charge either near or at your office/project location.

PEER GROUP DISCUSSIONS — Industry organizations can easily facilitate discussions among peers regarding common planning, productivity, building code and safety concerns. These programs highlight project challenges and their solutions.

INDUSTRY SPECIAL EVENTS — Open houses, plant tours and trade conferences can often provide valuable insight into how suppliers operate and where efficiencies can be found.