The concrete industry’s Strategic Development Council (SDC) announced the launch of its new website at

The new, easy-to-use website features information to educate visitors on the organization, its members, upcoming meetings and events, and current projects under consideration of SDC. Users can also sign up for a new bimonthly e-newsletter on the site that will keep subscribers up to date on all SDC happenings.

"SDC has continued to grow at a rapid pace in recent years," said Douglas J. Sordyl, managing director of SDC. "With the continued dedication of our members—the leaders of the concrete industry—we have made tremendous progress on technologies and issues that are critical to the industry today and have helped influence their outcomes."

In fact, SDC members meet regularly throughout the year to work on a number of ongoing projects and initiatives, including the Concrete Sustainability Roadmap, Self-Consolidating Concrete Form Pressure Research, Performance Specifications, and Vision 2020—Repair & Protection. The organization comprises top-level concrete industry executives and works toward its vision of bringing together the industry for the purpose of promoting expeditious movement of meaningful concrete innovations through the standardization process into eventual commercial use.

Through the new website, users can also learn about upcoming SDC events. For more information about SDC and the organization’s upcoming events, visit the new website at

The concrete industry’s Strategic Development Council, a council of the ACI Foundation, was formed in 1997 and is comprised of member organizations that include suppliers, manufacturers, architectural and engineer firms, contractors, trade associations, and owners. The organization facilitates a forum for the concrete industry to support research and discuss strategic issues. The ACI Foundation is a wholly owned subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute.