CRSI staff and members participate in and interact with a variety of industry conferences, meetings and allied associations. When referenced, it can sound like an “alphabet soup”. AASHTO, ACI, AREMA, ASTM, NACE, and NTPEP are among the many acronyms that have been included in recent conversations, articles and reports. To view a glossary of reinforced concrete industry terminology, please click here.

This is not intended to be an all-encompassing list! To help all that are interested, below is a listing of the more common acronyms:

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AASHTO – American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials

AASHTO CoMP – Committee on Materials & Pavements

AASHTO CoBS – Committee on Bridges & Structures

ACI – American Concrete Institute

ACPA – American Concrete Pavement Association

AISI – American Iron and Steel Institute

ANSI— American National Standards Institute

AREMA – American Railway Engineering & Maintenance-of-Way Association

ASBI – American Segmental Bridge Institute

ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials

AWS – American Welding Society


CRSI – Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute


EIG – Epoxy Interest Group (of CRSI)


IFIG – Independent Fabricators Interest Group (of CRSI)

IIG – Installers Interest Group (of CRSI)

ISA – Independent Steel Alliance


NACE – National Association of Corrosion Engineers

NACA – North American Concrete Alliance

NCBC – National Concrete Bridge Council

NCC – National Concrete Consortium

NRMCA – National Ready Mixed Concrete Association

NTPEP – National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (of AASHTO)

PCA – Portland Cement Association

PCI – Precast / Prestressed Concrete Institute

PTI – Post-Tensioning Institute


TCA – Tilt-Up Concrete Association

TRB – Transportation Research Board


WOC – World of Concrete (tradeshow)

WRI – Wire Reinforcement Institute


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