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					AsiAn ConCrete FederAtion                                     two Vice Presidents (policy and technical), a Treasurer,
   The Asian Concrete Federation (ACF) is an organization     an Immediate Past President, and 10 elected Executive
that promotes the understanding of concrete technologies      Members from different member countries. Jongsung
and provides services to society through concrete             Sim, Professor, Hangyang University, Seoul, Korea, is the
structures in the Asian countries and neighboring             current ACF President.
regions. Support institutions include Concrete Institute of
Australia, Indonesian Society of Civil and Structural         research and development
Engineers, Indian Concrete Institute, International              ACF activities encompass all aspects of concrete
Committee on Concrete Model Code for Asia, Institution        engineering and construction, including materials;
of Engineers Malaysia, Japan Concrete Institute, Korea        monitoring and inspection; testing, preservation, and
Concrete Institute, Nepal Concrete Institute, Philippine      rehabilitation; demolition; and technology transfer. The
Institute of Civil Engineers, Singapore Concrete Institute,   main activities of ACF are:
Thai Concrete Institute, Taiwan Concrete Institute, and       ■ Standardizing testing methods and developing guide-
Vietnam Concrete Institute.                                      lines for the design, construction, and maintenance of
   With the rapid development of countries in Asia,              concrete structures;
infrastructure development is at the hub of economic and      ■ Organizing an international conference every 2 years;
engineering activities. There is a growing sense of           ■ Disseminating information through online media (a
cooperation among these countries, particularly in the           quarterly e-newsletter and the Web site www.acf-org.net);
development and construction sectors, including the           ■ Promoting international collaboration on advanced
sharing of expertise and experience on concrete technology.      technology and hot topics; and
The social, cultural, environmental, and technological        ■ Issuing of an international engineering license (in
backgrounds of these countries, though diverse, are unlike       progress).
those of their Western counterparts. Therefore, it was
natural for the region’s concrete organizations to join and   Fourth ACF conference scheduled
share design, construction, and maintenance information.         Previous ACF International Conferences have been
                                                              held in Chiang Mai, Thailand (2004); Bali, Ind
				
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Description: The social, cultural, environmental, and technological backgrounds of these countries, though diverse, are unlike those of their Western counterparts. [...] it was natural for the region's concrete organizations to join and share design, construction, and maintenance information.
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