A History of Local Service

    For years, ACI Chapters have been meeting the concrete information needs of local concrete practitioners. From only one chapter in 1959 to total of 89 in 28 countries worldwide today, Chapters continue to bridge the technology gap between the local concrete construction market and ACI International. ACI Chapters offer unique opportunities to learn more about your industry.


    Many Chapter members say that the most important benefit realized from membership in a local ACI Chapter is the opportunity to rub shoulders with leading-edge practitioners in their own market area. From engineers to product suppliers, almost every discipline in concrete construction can be seen at a chapter meeting or event. Chapters often host events that allow you to meet world-renown experts in design, construction, materials, and standards development. And things are not always strictly business! Many Chapters hold social events including golf outings, picnics, and seasonal parties. Chapters also sponsor construction awards competitions in their local markets.


    All ACI Chapters are eligible to conduct educational seminars – either on their own or in conjunction with ACI International. Need to know more about the latest admixtures for concrete or how to properly construct a slab-on-grade? Your local chapter can present a seminar that holds the answers. Local Chapter members can often attend at a reduced registration fee. Join a Chapter and lend your expertise to the group.


    What about Certification training and examinations? Have you acquired expertise that you can share through a training session? Numerous chapters are authorized to conduct the various certification programs offered through ACI and can use your assistance. In fact, certification activities significantly affect the viability of some Chapters, allowing them to positively impact their market area by sponsoring students and many other worthwhile activities.


    Chapters receive all current ACI technical and educational documents to supplement their libraries. This valuable resource is available to Chapter members at no charge. Need to look at a copy of the latest ACI Building Code? It’s there and available to you! And don’t forget that seasoned speakers are often featured at Chapter meetings. This can be a valuable source of new information on a wide variety of technical and practical topics. Field trips give access to some of the areas most interesting construction projects.


    Your peers in concrete construction are probably already members of one or more ACI Chapter. Join them and be recognized as someone committed to improving concrete construction in your area by joining a local Chapter. Help with training and education programs, awards dinners, certification exams, and social events. Your new friends will thank you and your career will benefit greatly. Get to know the people that keep concrete construction moving ahead, and be recognized for your efforts.

    Make a commitment to your success! Join the West Michigan Chapter Today

    Source: ACI Chapter Membership “… What’s in it for you?”