The National ACI Fall Concrete Convention, held in Boston, Massachusetts, “is the world’s gathering place for advancing concrete materials, design, construction, and repair, bringing together the world’s most well-known leaders with professionals looking to learn,” (https://www.concrete.org/events/conventions/whyattendconvention.aspx).
Asst. Project Manager Ahmed H. Al-Rahmani, PhD, PE and Structural Engineer I David Orense, EIT represented SK&A at this year’s event. Ahmed served as a moderator for the ACI 123 Student Poster Session. As a member of ACI Committee 123: Research and Current Developments, and ACI Committee 441: Reinforced Concrete Columns, Ahmed also attended meetings for those committees, as well as sessions during which students, academics, and engineers presented their research/projects.
David had held the chair position in the S805: Student Leadership Council committee during graduate school and has now “graduated” to co-chair of the S806: Young Professionals Committee. He attended sessions and events hosted by these committees, including a panel discussion on “What I Wish I Knew After Graduation” and a Student and Young Professional Networking Event. Additionally, he attended the committee meeting for ACI 364: Rehabilitation of Concrete and attended sessions on visual condition surveys and assessment of historic concrete structures.