ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

ACI 318-19 Seminar - Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

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


  • Registration is through ACI Website

ACI 318-19 Seminar - September 12, 2019

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

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  • 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.

ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

Attn: Chapter Maildrop Box

38800 Country Club

Farmington Hills,  MI  48331

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