PRO: An ACI Center of Excellence for Advancing Productivity is
a catalyst for solving the barriers of constructability to advance
concrete construction productivity.


PRO will collaborate with contractors, designers, and materials suppliers to identify and resolve issues that negatively impact productivity in concrete construction. Through the development and dissemination of construction productivity knowledge such as training for structural designers, industry-wide collaboration efforts, measurement and validation of progress towards increased constructability, and more, the Center and its Members aim to advance new technologies and processes that improve productivity beyond historic levels.

"Through a collaborative approach, PRO aims to optimize labor and time against materials by improving structural design and construction processes." - Phil Diekemper, Executive Director, PRO

Who should get involved with PRO?

  • Industry Leaders seeking to advance concrete design and construction.
  • Innovative individuals that share PRO’s vision.
  • Companies seeking to improve employee expertise and business results.
  • Concrete Contractors facing complex obstacles.


This presentation by ACI Past President Cary Kopczynski discusses a new ACI Constructability Certificate Program that will target structural engineers, material specifiers, and other designers. Constructible design allows the full productivity potential of contemporary construction techniques, systems, and equipment to be realized. With a better understanding of construction, designers can improve the constructability of their designs and thereby improve jobsite productivity.

PRO collaborates with contractors, designers, and materials suppliers to identify and resolve issues that negatively impact productivity in concrete construction. The Center and its Members (below) aim to advance new technologies and processes that improve productivity beyond historic levels.


Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.

Baker Concrete (Platinum Member)

CECO Concrete (Silver Member)

CECO Concrete (Silver Member)

Conco (Silver Member)

Conco (Silver Member)

Cemex (Bronze Member)

Cemex (Bronze Member)

PRO: What? Why? Who?

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Members

PRO will collaborate with contractors, designers, and materials suppliers to identify and resolve issues that negatively impact productivity in concrete construction, with a goal to advance new technologies and processes that improve productivity beyond historic levels.

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PRO at the ACI Concrete Convention

PRO is excited to exhibit and host a session at ACI’s Spring 2024 Concrete Convention in New Orleans, LA! The session, titled “What I Want New Engineers to Know About Constructability,” will take place on Tuesday, March 26 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM and will focus on constructability concepts for engineers that are rarely learned in formal engineering curriculum.

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