The ambassadors from various Asian nations met in Changi City, Singapore, on November 9, 2019, for an ACI Chapter Roundtable meeting.

On Friday, November 8, chapter officers and ACI Staff joined the local civil engineering group for the 2019 ACI-AS Conference. The ACI Singapore Chapter organized the conference at Temasek Polytechnic University.

Speakers for ACI Chapter Roundtable were Guest-of-Honor :

Dr. Ho Nyok Yong – President of Singapore Green Building Council, and ACI Ambassador,

Ishita Manjrekar, Vice President, ACI India Chapter,

Dr. Sudharshan N. Raman, President, ACI Malaysia Chapter,

and various accomplished speakers from universities and corporations.

Michael Morrison, ACI Manager of Qualification Program Development, headed a three-day ACI Certification “train-the-trainer” session on Monday, November 4. The certification contributed to the conference becoming a more significant joint effort. 10 participants representing the ACI Singapore and the Philippines Chapters participated in these sessions. The ACI Singapore Chapter hosted these sessions at AdMaterials Technologies labs.

Two programs – ACI’s Aggregate Testing Technician – Level I and ACI’s Concrete Strength Testing Technician got implemented. Both chapters are currently qualified to offer these programs in their corresponding nations.

The conference subjects emphasized sustainability and consisted of a PowerPoint on the application of 3D printing, coal bottom ash, coal fly ash, recycled aggregates, crushed rock, hempcrete, and Nano-materials.

Complying with the welcome address, Mr. Lu Jin Ping, President of the ACI Singapore Chapter, welcomed John Conn, ACI Director of Chapter Activities, and Michael Morrison to the stage. They signed an official Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) between ACI and the Chapter.

Furthermore, the hosts welcomed ACI Chapter ambassadors from India, the Philippines, and Malaysia. These ambassadors went to the stage to sign an MOU acknowledging teamwork between the Asian nations for future programs and occasions.


Students from various neighbourhood universities and members of the concrete industry likewise joined in the Chapter’s annual poster competition. The Chapter granted twelve cash prizes to the individual/team winners of the student and open categories.

The first-place winners of the student category got a gift bag of ACI goods from Janette Worlds, ACI Student, Faculty, and Young Professional Activities Coordinator. During the meeting, ACI Singapore also introduced plans to fund a new student chapter at Temasek Polytechnic University. It resulted in Temasek becoming the first official student chapter in the nation.

Nineteen chapter officers participated in the ACI Chapter Roundtable. Hot subjects for the roundtable consisted of a description of the Local Participant Category offering complimentary minimal ACI benefits to chapter members. They also included:

  • Chapter admissions to the ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards
  • The growth of students and young tasks for experts.