ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, September 10, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • American Concrete Institute - 38800 Country Club Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48331
    • 80

    • Thursday, September 12, 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • ACI Headquarters

    ACI 318-19 Seminar - September 12, 2019

    ACI World Headquarters (38800 Country Club Dr. Farmington Hills, MI 48331)

    **Register at


    • Newly included and updated provisions related to shotcrete design and construction.
    • Provisions governing nonlinear response history analysis for performance-based seismic design.
    • Revised seismic design and detailing requirements for structural walls.
    • Reduced column tie spacings for intermediate and special moment frames.
    • Consolidation and updating of one-way and two-way shear provisions.
    • Changes to reinforcement and penetration requirements for two-way slabs.
    • Modifcations to requirements for prestressed concrete detailing and design.
    • Simplifcationofshrinkageandtemperaturereinforcementprovisions.
    • Use of alternative cementitious materials, crushed concrete, and recycled aggregate.


    $595 ACI Member

    $695 Non-member

    $150 Student


    • ACI 318-19: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete and Commentary (choice of hard copy or pdf)
    • Printed color copy speaker/lecture notes


    Catherine E. French, Ph.D., P.E., Hon.M.ACI, Dist.M.ASCE, FPCI is College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where she has been a member of the faculty since 1984. She received her B.C.E. degree from the University of Minnesota, and her M.S.C.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research addresses the behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete structural systems, field monitoring of structures, numerical and experimental investigations of structural systems including time-dependent and environmental effects, evaluation and repair of damaged structures, and development and application of new materials. Her professional afliations include the American Society of Civil Engineers, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. She has received several awards including the ACI Joe Kelly Award, ACI Henry L. Kennedy Award, ACI Reinforced Concrete Research Council Arthur J. Boase Award, and American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Raymond C. Reese Research Prize. She is a past member of ACI Board of Directors, and numerous other ACI committees. She currently serves on the ACI 318, Structural Concrete Building Code Committee, for which she has been a member since 1995. She has published more than 150 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.

    Michael L. Tholen, PhD, PE, is Managing Director, Engineering & Professional Development, at the American Concrete Institute. He received a BS in architectural engineering, with distinction, in 1992, an MS in civil engineering in 1995, and a PhD in civil engineering in 1996 from the University of Kansas. He previously worked at ACI as the Engineering Editor of Concrete International. Prior to joining ACI in 2005, he spent over 8 years as a structural engineer in the Aviation and Architecture Division at Burns & McDonnell Engineering Company in Kansas City, MO.


    Detroit, MI Location Announcement – Thursday, September 12, 2019

    The ACI 318-19 Seminar on Thursday, September 12 will be taking place at the American Concrete Institute.

    Please note: This location is not a hotel. Please see below for nearby hotels.

    Here is the information you will need:

    American Concrete Institute

    38800 Country Club Drive

    Farmington Hills, 48331

    Venue Phone Number: 248-848-3700

    Venue Contact: Bryce Barker, Event Planner   

    Phone Number: 248-848-3187


    Venue is approximately 25.5 miles from the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

    Parking on-site is complimentary.

    If shipping to the venue, please notify Bryce Barker. Company/group name and date of the meeting must be labeled on the outside of the package. The venue is not responsible for the damage for loss of merchandise sent for storage.

    The Multi-Purpose room is currently assigned to our group and will accommodate 64 people with ACI required seating.

    Note: This is the only meeting space in this venue. We cannot exceed 64 people total for this seminar.

    Hotels near Venue:

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Detroit-Novi
    42100 Crescent Blvd
    Novi, MI 48375
    Phone: 248-344-8800
    4.1 miles from Venue

    Holiday Inn Express & Suites Detroit-Novi
    39675 West 12 Mile Road
    Novi, MI 48377

    Phone: 248-344-8204

    0.9 Miles

    If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out.

    • Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
    • Fox Hills Golf & Country Club

    Welcome back to One Last Summer Blast Golf Outing! 

    We are looking forward to having you back for our 11th annual outing!  

    Come spend a day golfing with your peers, colleagues, clients, and friends! 

    Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    8:30 am  Registration & Continental Breakfast

    8:30 am  Driving Range Available

    9:30 am  Shotgun Start

    10:00 am  Lunch at the Turn

    3:00 pm  Open Bar & Social time

    4:00 pm  Dinner Buffet, Prizes & Raffle

    Water, pop, and domestic beer will be available on the course.

      Outing Per Person  Dinner & Bar Only

     $175.00 through 9/11  $65.00 

    To register, please visit:

    You may also return the attached registration form or contact:

    Dave Evangelista @ 248-914-4005, Casey Coffin @ 734-260-0432, Tony Candiloro @ 313-215-1214,

    For course information & directions, visit

    Consider a Sponsorship!

    Show your support in a visible way by becoming a sponsor and gain heightened exposure to players and access to existing and potential clients!  Our generous sponsors will be acknowledged with a Hole Sponsor Sign and recognition at the evening Dinner and Awards.

    Prizes and Prize Donations

    Chance to win fabulous vacations, fun contest holes and prizes for place winners.  If you are able to donate prizes, please contact

    Dave Evangelista, Casey Coffin, or Tony Candiloro

    • Tuesday, October 08, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • American Concrete Institute - 38800 Country Club Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48331
    • 80

    • Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • American Concrete Institute - 38800 Country Club Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48331
    • 80

    • Saturday, December 07, 2019
    • 6:15 PM - 11:59 PM
    • Ford Piquette Plant
    • 130
    Registration is closed

Past events

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Waterproofing/Sealing Roundtable
Tuesday, April 02, 2019 Fiber Reinforcement for Concrete Design
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Insulated Concrete Forms
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 2019 MDOT Update (Revised 1/31/2019)
Saturday, December 01, 2018 2018 ACI GMC Annual Meeting
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Formwork Selection Based on Finish Requirements
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 Freeze Resistant Concrete
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 2018 ACI GMC Golf Outing
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Innovative Concrete Construction
Sunday, June 03, 2018 2018 ACI GMC Tigers Game vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Repair and Modification of Post Tension Concrete Structures
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 VDC in Concrete and Arauco Particleboard Plant Case Study
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 The State of Michigan's Decorative Concrete... THERE IS SO MUCH MORE THAN STAMPED!
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 2018 MDOT Update
Saturday, December 02, 2017 2017 ACI GMC Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 07, 2017 The Future of Durability Based Concrete Acceptance Testing
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Concrete Plant Materials Management
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 2017 ACI GMC Golf Outing
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Concrete Floor Slabs, “Sweating”
Sunday, June 04, 2017 2017 ACI GMC Tigers Game vs. Chicago White Sox
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Deicer Induced Distress in Concrete Pavements
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Future Infrastructure for Autonomous Transportation
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Balancing Concrete Properties in Super Tall Structures: The Kingdom Tower, Jeddah, KSA
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 2017 MDOT Update
Saturday, December 03, 2016 2016 ACI GMC Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 High Density Concrete
Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Project Overview - Little Caesar’s Arena
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 2016 ACI GMC Golf Outing
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 ASR Roundtable
Friday, June 24, 2016 2016 ACI GMC Tigers Game vs. Cleveland Indians
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Concrete Cracking (ACI Technical Talk)
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Maturity Monitoring: Real-Time Data for Real-Time Decision-Making
Tuesday, March 08, 2016 Vertical Concrete Slipforming
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 2016 MDOT Update
Saturday, December 12, 2015 2015 ACI GMC Annual Meeting
Thursday, November 05, 2015 Concrete Formwork
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 2015 ACI GMC Golf Outing
Tuesday, September 08, 2015 Panama Canal Expansion Project
Friday, June 12, 2015 2015 ACI GMC Tigers Game vs. Cleveland Indians
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Innovations in Cement Chemistry
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Concrete Quality Control Management
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Improving Concrete Floor Slabs
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 2015 MDOT Update
Saturday, December 06, 2014 2014 ACI GMC Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 I-96 Reconstruction Project
Monday, September 08, 2014 Myths and Mysteries of Air Entrained Concrete
Friday, June 13, 2014 2014 ACI GMC Tigers Game vs. Minnesota Twins
Tuesday, May 06, 2014 Reducing Joints and Curling with Steel Fibers
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Concrete Restoration
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Concrete's Core Competencies
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2014 MDOT Update
Saturday, December 07, 2013 2013 ACI GMC Annual Meeting

ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

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38800 Country Club

Farmington Hills,  MI  48331

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