Journal of Commerce – BC and Alberta’s construction magazine – February, 2003
Improvements to the transportation corridor between Vancouver and Whistler being planned in connection with the 2010 Olympic bid will be among key topics when the American Concrete Institute holds its 2003 spring convention in Vancouver, March 30 to April 3.
“We expect to draw more delegates to this convention than any other in the 99 year history of ACI International,” said Kari Yuers, president and CEO of Kryton International Inc., Vancouver. Yuers is co-chair of the convention with Patrick McGrath of James Neil and Associates, Vancouver.
Yuers said more than 1,500 delegates, mainly engineers and contractors from throughout North America and other countries, are expected for the five days of meetings, exhibits and related events at the Hyatt Regency and Fairmont Hotel.
The Sea-to-Sky Highway construction in advance of the Olympic Games in 2010 will be a feature of Contractor Day, April 1. Peter Milburn, executive director of the Sea-to-Sky project for the B.C. Ministry of Transportation, will review plans for the Vancouver-Whistler corridor.
Yuers said more than 500 ACI committees make up the convention in which aspects of concrete and technology will be discussed. The international organization last met in Vancouver in 1993.
Formed in 1904 with headquarters in Farmington Hills, Mich., ACI is a technical and educational society dedicated to improving design, construction, maintenance and repair of concrete structures.
One of the world’s largest concrete associations, it has more than 30,000 members and 93 chapters in 30 countries.