FARMINGTON HILLS, MICH. — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has announced it aims to educate attendees in sustainable concrete while reducing the Fall 2010 Convention’s environmental impact, Oct. 24-28, Pittsburgh, Penn., at the Westin Convention Center Hotel & David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Preceding the convention, the ACI Concrete Sustainability Forum III will kick off five days of concrete related events and sessions emphasizing sustainability. The forum is third in a series designed to include attendees in discussion on future international action regarding sustainability in the concrete industry, as well as provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of the current world situation.

Many of the 30-plus technical sessions will cover the sustainability issues and opportunities affecting the concrete industry today; five of which are approved by the U.S. Green Building Council for three GBCI CE Hours towards the LEED Credentialing Maintenance Program. Contractors’ Day will feature a session outlining the bidding process of a LEED Project and a tour of the world’s first and largest “green” convention facility, The David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

In addition to sessions and events, attendees can acquire knowledge and discuss pertinent industry issues in committee meetings. ACI Committee 130, Sustainability of Concrete, will meet Oct. 25 and 26. Committee meetings are open to all convention attendees who wish to participate.

ACI and the facilities used throughout the convention have undertaken many green initiatives to reduce the environmental impact of the convention. ACI will measure its landfill diversion rate as in addition to participating in numerous other initiatives.

For more information on the ACI Fall 2010 Convention, please call (248) 848-3795 or visit