The ACI Foundation has donated $50,000 to the Concrete Industry Management program. The donation, which will be paid in the amount of $5000 for the next 10 years, will come from the foundation's Innovative Concrete Education program, which was created to collect and distribute funds for new or ongoing innovative concrete-related educational programs. For more, visit


The American Coal Ash Association named Thomas Adams as executive director; he replaces David Gross, who is retiring. Adams was most recently executive director of the American Shotcrete Association. He has served in key leadership roles for a variety of concrete industry organizations the last 30 years, including working in the Michigan ready-mix industry. Visit


The Post-Tensioning Institute will hold its eighth annual conference May 3-5 at the Marriott Downtown Waterfront in Portland, Ore. The event will include technical sessions, panel discussions, committee meetings, seminars, demonstrations, and a trade show with about 25 vendors. For more, visit