Vancouver, B.C. – Improvements to the transportation corridor between Vancouver and Whistler being planned in connection with the 2010 Olympic bid will be among key topics discussed when the American Concrete Institute (ACI) holds its 2003 spring convention in Vancouver March 30-April 3.
“We expect to draw more delegates to this convention than any other in the 99-year history of the ACI,” says Kari Yuers, president and chief executive officer of Kryton International Inc. of Vancouver, convention co-chair with Patrick McGrath of James Neil and Associates, also of Vancouver.
Yuers said more than 1,500 delegates, mainly contractors and engineers from throughout North America and other countries, are expected to attend the five days of meetings, exhibits and related events at the Hyatt Regency and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver.
Sea-to-Sky Highway construction in advance of the Olympic Games in 2010 will be a feature of “Contractor Day” on April 1 when Peter Milburn, executive director of the Sea-to-Sky project for the B.C. Ministry of Transportation, reviews improvement plans for the busy Vancouver-Whistler corridor in a luncheon address.
Yuers said more than 500 ACI committees have been at work to plan the convention in which various aspects of concrete construction and building codes will be discussed. The international organization last met in Vancouver in 1993.
Formed in 1904 with headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, ACI is a technical and educational society dedicated to improving the 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.