Japanese Concrete Institute 50th Anniversary Momento


Japan Concrete Institute (JCI), an international partner with ACI, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and ACI was there to celebrate.

JCI was first established in July 1965 as the Japan National Council on Concrete, using the former ACI Japan Chapter as its organizational nucleus. The name of the organization was changed to the Japan Concrete Institute in May 1975. JCI contributes to the advancement of society through supporting development and progress of studies and technologies related to concrete. They produce research documents, concrete technology reports, and concrete standards, as well as creating certification programs for concrete engineers and addressing social issues of especially high urgency.

The anniversary event took place in Tokyo, Japan, on July 12, 2015. ACI President Sharon Wood, ACI Past President Jim Jirsa, and ACI Executive Vice President Ron Burg attended the celebration. JCI was presented with a unique concrete sculpture designed to commemorate the anniversary and the close working relationship between JCI and ACI.

Designed by artist Michael Scott Eddy, the concrete pillars within the sculpture represent the two institutions, while the colored glass represents the numerous exchanges and bonds between ACI and JCI that range from sharing of technical information and expertise to bonds of friendship and comradeship. Eddy is currently creating additional commissioned projects for ACI.

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