FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 23, 2013) – The concrete industry’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) has announced its upcoming meeting, Technology Forum #33, this spring to continue work on several issues and initiatives facing the concrete industry.

The one-and-a-half-day meeting will be held at The Mills House Hotel, in Charleston, S.C., March 13-14, 2013. Topics and highlights of the meeting will include presentations and discussions on:

  • Concrete in nuclear construction
  • BIM – current progress and legal concerns
  • Concrete wind turbine towers
  • Green cements
  • Repair (Vision 2020)
  • Update on coal ash regulations by the EPA
  • Technology Showcases
  • And more

The Technology Forum, formerly referred to as SDC Session, is an open meeting that may be attended by anyone in the concrete industry. Both members and non-members of the organization may register for the event.

In addition, SDC is seeking “Technology Showcases” to highlight during future forums. These presentations have become a hallmark of SDC’s annual spring and fall Forums, allowing companies and/or individuals the opportunity to showcase their new, interesting, innovative technologies that have the potential to improve and advance the concrete industry. Each new technology introduced at SDC gains exposure and, potentially, assistance to address barriers and obstacles that are preventing or slowing acceptance of the technology within the concrete industry.

What options are pursued within SDC is primarily driven by the technology owner acting as champion and is subject to the interest in the topic by the overall SDC membership. As technologies work through the SDC process, they attain various status levels within the organization: Early Technologies, Emerging Technologies, Industry Critical Technologies, and Focused Technologies.

For more information and to submit your technology for consideration, visit and click “Introduce your Technology.”