• Generate research proposals in response to industry needs …

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  • Engage and connect researchers, funders and industry users …

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  • Champion the adoption of improved concrete design and construction methods …

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The Need for CRN

Read about how the Concrete Research Network (CRN) links researchers, funders and users, why meaningful technical and funding collaboration is important and how ACI participates in the CRN.

View full Concrete International article.

Concrete Research Network Process

Anyone may send us a suggestion for research. Suggestions are forwarded to the Member Organization most closely associated with the topic suggested. Working alone or with the other member organizations, the suggestion may be approved or denied. Approved suggestions are posted as a Research Need. A Member Organization may initiate a Request for Proposal, based on that need. Member Organizations may also post their own, unrelated Requests for Proposals. Anyone may propose a research project plan for an existing research need. Contact the Member Organization of that Research Need to submit a proposal through them. When a proposal is reviewed and approved, it becomes Research in Progress.
On the Research in Progress page you can view projects that are currently being worked on throughout the CRN community and funded by the CRN Member Organizations.
An archive of completed projects can be searched and viewed here.

Our Mission

Provide a forum for collaboration among funders, researchers, and users that will generate research proposals in response to industry needs, disseminate research findings and champion the process for adoption of new or improved methods of concrete design and construction.”

CRN Partners