NEx Extends Funding for Standard and Guidelines Projects—November 21, 2022 (Proposals due January 6, 2023)

NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials has extended the deadline to submit proposals for the following projects. Please click the links below for more details on the issued Request for Proposals (RFPs).

The submission deadline is end of day, January 6, 2023. If you have any questions regarding the proposal requirements or process, please contact NEx Technical Director, Aparna Deshmukh (

NEx Announces Funding for New Projects - September 14, 2022 (Closed October 17, 2022)

NEx Invites Projects and Research Topic Suggestions for 2023 Business Plan - June 21, 2022 (Closed August 7, 2022)

NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials has successfully been able to source and fund ten (10) new projects in 2022. With our strong belief in involving industry and academia in developing 2023 project plans, NEx invites submissions of project ideas (technology and research needs) for funding in 2023. We are open to receive project ideas that support NEx’s mission and cover the NEx core functions and scope.

NEx Core Functionsand Scope

Your suggestions will be forwarded to the NEx Steering Committee and Board of Directors for 2023 business plan considerations. It is anticipated that Request for Proposals (RFPs) will be issued for selected project ideas later this year. Click to download and complete the fillable submission form. Please send the file with your submission to Idea submissions will be accepted until August 7, 2022.

NEx Announces Funding for New Projects - May 12, 2022 (Closed May 31, 2022)

NEx: An ACI Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Materials is happy to announce sponsorship of new research projects. The new research projects are as follows:

    • Improvement of inferior proprieties of aggregates in construction with the use of hydrocarbon derivative chemicals.
    • Enhance the use of carbon fibers in civil infrastructure.
    • Investigate high dosage of admixtures on concrete durability and cost to reduce cement content and water-cement ratio with a control concrete mix design.
    • Develop design and selection guidelines for NM pultruded structures.

NEx invites proposals for any of these projects. The submission deadline is May 31, 2022, 6:00 AM EDT.


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