ACI Mortar Workability Competition

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ACI Mortar Workability Competition

American Concrete Institute is delighted to announce the ACI Mortar Workability Competition. This competition is available to the applicants who are students in high school, technical school, trade school, or undergraduate students of a college or university at the time of the competition. 

This competition will focus on the practicality and rational qualities of cement-based materials. The teams are challenged to create a mortar mix with optimum flow and stability.

Who May Eligible:

To eligible, the candidates must be following all the eligibility criteria:

  • Each team must consist of students in high school, technical school, trade school, or undergraduate students of a college or university at the time of the competition.
  • Undergraduate students on cooperative or internship work assignment are also eligible to compete.

How to Apply & Competition Rules:

To win the competition you need to do register through the given link:


  • All members of a given team must be from the same school.
  • A team is limited to eight individuals. 
  • Each school may register only one team.
  • Each team must have a supervising faculty advisor who will see that the student team complies with the rules of the competition.
  • Since this competition involves mixing and pouring of the mixture at the convention, it is required that at least two team members be present at the convention to participate in the mixing, pouring, and cleanup during the competition.
  • Participation by additional team members is both permitted and encouraged, though a maximum of 4 students will be allowed to mix mortar in order to maintain a safe working area.
  • note that previously for this competition there have been many teams disqualified due to non-compliance with the rules.


  • First-, second-, and third-place entries will each be awarded a certificate of recognition, will be recognized in Concrete International magazine if space allows, and will be recognized on ACI’s website.
  • In addition, the first-place team will receive:
    • A $750 award
    • The second-place team will receive $500, and
    • The third-place team will receive $250.

Application Deadline:

The application will close on February 27, 2019, at 11:59 PM EST.

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