About Us

Prior to the formation of the Virginia Chapter ACI, the State of Virginia was part of the National Capital Chapter in Washington DC. In 1988, John Roberts Jr. of the then Solite Corporation in Richmond discussed with Dr. Gajanan Sabnis of the National Capital Chapter the idea of forming a chapter for the State of Virginia. With the assistance of Dr. Sabnis, a committee was formed and an organizing meeting of like-minded concrete industry and engineering community representatives was held at the Holiday Inn, Boulevard in Richmond. This meeting resulted in a formal application with 50 of the minimum 80 required signatures on the application. Within a matter of weeks, the minimum number of signatures was gathered and the application submitted to ACI International.

The Chapter was chartered for the State of Virginia excluding the cities of Alexandria, Arlington, and the counties Fairfax, Loudon and Prince William, which were retained by the National Capital Chapter.

The Virginia Chapter Board was structured to provide representatives from the Western, Central and Eastern areas of the state to assure that the Chapter provides a concrete forum that reflects the issues in those regions.

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Today, the Virginia Chapter is approaching 29 years of service to the concrete community in Virginia. The Chapter is the Local Sponsoring Group for Concrete Strength Testing; Concrete Aggregates Testing and Flatwork Finisher Certifications. In addition to locally produced programs, the Chapter also sponsors ACI International Technical Seminars in the state.