ACI Names 36 New Fellows [Concrete International]
(Concrete International Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Members to be awarded at the spring convention ACI will recognize 36 members who have been honored with the rank of Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI) at the ACI Spring 2013 Convention in Minneapolis, MN. The new Fellows will be introduced during the Opening Session and Awards Program on April 14. The spring convention is scheduled for April 14-18, at the Hilton and Minneapolis Convention Center. More information on the convention can be found at www.aciconvention.org.
As stated in the ACI bylaws, a Fellow is an individual who has made "outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products, and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction, or management." The Fellows Nomination Committee selects those to be considered for the award, and then forwards its recommendations to the Board of Direction for final action at each fall meeting of the Board. Nominations may come from the committee itself, from local chapters, from the International Committee, or by petition signed by at least five current ACI members.
The ACI Board of Direction approved the nominations of this latest group of honorees at the ACI Fall 2012 Convention in Toronto, ON, Canada. Including the new honorees, 736 members have attained the rank of FACI, first established by the Institute in 1973.
ACI's new Fellows are: Corina-Maria Aldea is a Senior Associate Materials Engineer at AMEC, Hamilton, ON, Canada, where she has worked since 2006.
She is Chair of ACI Subcommittee 544-F, FRC-Durability. She is a member of ACI Committees 233, Ground Slag in Concrete; 544, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete; and 549, Thin Reinforced Cementitious Products and Ferrocement. She is also a member of ACI Subcommittees 544-A, FRC-Production and Applications, and 544-C, FRC-Testing, and ACI Committee E701, Materials for Concrete Construction. She has served ACI as Session Organizer and Chair, Presenter, Editor of Special Publications, and as a leader of several ACI task group efforts. She has also served as Session Chair at national and international conferences. She has edited and coedited seven ACI Special Publications, and has authored and coauthored reports and over 60 technical papers. She was awarded one United States and one European patent.
Her areas of expertise and research include materials engineering, cement-based composites technology, and exploratory work involving new materials. In the area of materials engineering, she has conducted projects related to the durability of advanced cement-based composites, fiber-reinforced cement-based composites, textile reinforcement, use of supplementary cementitious materials for various applications, and backfill materials engineering for mining projects.
Aldea received her BS and MS in hydraulic structures and her PhD in civil engineering from The Technical University of Civil Engineering Bucharest, Romania, in 1985 and 1996, respectively. She is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario, Canada.
Kim D. Basham is President of KB Engineering, LLC, Cheyenne, WY. He specializes in structural analysis and concrete design, mixture designs, formwork, shoring and reshoring, concrete forensic investigations, structural evaluations and surveys, nondestructive testing, and concrete repair.
He is a member of ACI Committees 302, Construction of Concrete Floors; 306, Cold Weather Concreting; and 347, Formwork for Concrete. He is a Trainer and Examiner for the following ACI Certification Programs: Concrete Field Testing Technician Grade I, Concrete Flatwork Technician and Flatwork Finisher, Concrete Strength Testing Technician, and Aggregate Testing Technician Level 1. Basham is a faculty member for ACI's Troubleshooting Concrete Construction and Troubleshooting Forming and Shoring 1-day seminars. He received the ACI Speaker of the Year Award in 2009. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC). He has taught structural analysis, concrete and masonry design, and concrete material courses at Virginia Military Institute, Lexington, VA; the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY; and the University of Colorado, Denver, CO. He has authored over 100 publications and routinely teaches concreterelated seminars and short courses to architects, engineers, and contractors.
His research interests include concrete technology, silica fume bridge deck overlays, concrete shrinkage, and cracking.
Basham received his BS and MS in civil engineering (structures) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA, in 1975 and 1982, respectively. He received his PhD in civil engineering (structures) in 1989 from the University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY. He is a licensed professional engineer in Arizona, Colorado, Massachusetts, Montana, Ohio, Utah (SE), South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming.
David T. Biggs is a Principal of Biggs Consulting Engineering, Troy, NY, and also serves as a consultant to several universities in the United States and overseas. He specializes in structural and forensic engineering, masonry design, and historic restoration. He lectures internationally, is involved with research projects, publishes on concrete masonry, and provides consulting services for the construction industry and for the development of new masonry products.
He is a member of ACI Committee 530, Masonry Standards Joint Committee (TMS 402/ACI 530/ASCE 5 Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures), and is Chair of ACI Subcommittee 530-R, Reinforcement and Connectors. He is also a member of ACI Subcommittees 440-M, FRP-Repair of Masonry Structures, and 530-I, Infills. He is a Past Chair of ACI Subcommittee 530-P, Prestressed Masonry.
His current research interests include prestressed masonry, hybrid shear walls, and historic construction.
He is also a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a member of ASTM International. He received his BS and ME in civil engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, in 1972 and 1973, respectively.
Karl Philip Brandt is Vice President of the National Business Development Group for The Euclid Chemical Company, Cleveland, OH, which provides technical presentations and specification services to the design community. A 30-year veteran of the construction industry, his experience includes quality control of ready mixed concrete, commercial construction (field engineering and quality control of concrete), material sales, technical services, and concrete repair.
Brandt became a member of ACI in 1985. He provided leadership and guidance for 2-1/2 years as the first President of the ACI Central Texas Chapter and received the Chapter's Outstanding Service Award in 1987 in recognition of "untiring efforts on behalf of the concrete industry and unselfish service to this society and community." Brandt also participated and proctored in several certification programs for ACI while living in Austin, TX. Brandt previously co-chaired an ACI technical session, "High-Performance Concrete in Hot Weather," and is the current Secretary of ACI Committee 360, Design of Slabs on Ground; a member of ACI Committee 546, Repair of Concrete; and Past Chair of ACI Committee 305, Hot Weather Concreting, during which time the committee produced the very first ACI specification for hot weather concreting.
He received his construction engineering degree from Pellissippi State, Knoxville, TN, in 1980, and attended Harvard Executive Business School for "Young Potentials." Bruce W. Carter retired in 2012 from Lehigh Hanson, San Ramon, CA, where he served as the Director of Quality Control/Quality Assurance for the West Region for 19 years. During his 43-year career in the construction materials industry, he has written numerous technical papers and reports; served as a leader in regional and national technical committees and allied industry groups; served as a guest lecturer at universities; and is widely recognized in the cement, aggregate, and concrete industries.
Carter received the Sam Burks Award from the ACI Northern California/Western Nevada Chapter in recognition of his distinguished service to the Chapter and the concrete industry. He is a member of ASTM Committees C01, C09, and D04.
His research interests include the evaluation of sulfate resistance, alkali-silica reactivity, and the performance of slag and pozzolan mixtures.
He received his BS in civil engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA, in 1969. He is a licensed professional engineer in California and Nevada.
James N. Cornell II is a General Superintendent for HC Beck, a design-build contractor based in Dallas, TX. He has been constructing buildings for 35 years. He teaches technical sessions on specifications, project management, and construction supervision.
Cornell is Chair of ACI Committee 301, Specifications for Concrete. He is also a member of ACI Committees 305, Hot Weather Concreting; 308, Curing Concrete; 347, Formwork for Concrete; E707, Specification Education; and TAC Construction Standards Committee. He has served on the Publications Committee and as Subcommittee Chair for the initial publication of the Curing Specification. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
He received his BS in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in 1977. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas and is a LEED Accredited Professional.
Peter A. Craig is a Concrete Floor Specialist with the firm Concrete Constructives, Greene, ME.
Craig served as 1996 National President of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) and received ICRI Fellowship in 2000. He is a member of ACI Committee 302, Construction of Concrete Floors, and serves as current subcommittee Chair for the revision of ACI 302.2R, "Guide for Concrete Slabs that Receive Moisture-Sensitive Flooring Materials." Craig has been a faculty member for the ACI Concrete Slab Construction seminar series and is currently a subcommittee Chair and a lead instructor for the ICRI Moisture Testing Certification Program. He is also a member of ASTM International, the Construction Specification Institute (CSI), and the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC). He has authored or coauthored over 25 nationally published articles and has been a guest presenter at over 100 technical meetings and conferences. In 2012, he was named one of the five most influential people in the concrete industry by Concrete Construction magazine.
JeffDragovich is an Independent Structural Engineering Consultant in Shoreline, WA, with over 18 years of experience in industry, academia, and federal service.
He is Chair of ACI Committee 374, Performance- Based Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings, and a member of Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 352, Joints and Connections in Monolithic Concrete Structures, and ACI Committee 369, Seismic Repair and Rehabilitation. He is also a member of ACI Subcommittee 318-H, Building Code-Seismic Provisions, and a past member of ACI Committee 375, Performance-Based Design of Concrete Buildings for Wind Loads, and the Publications Committee. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
His research and professional interests include earthquake engineering, nonlinear analysis, and software development.
Dragovich received his BS in civil engineering from Seattle University, Seattle, WA, in 1988, and his MS and PhD in civil engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, in 1990 and 1996, respectively. He is a licensed professional engineer in California and Washington, and a licensed structural engineer in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington.
Ashish Dubey is a Senior Research Associate at the USG Corporate Innovation Center, Libertyville, IL.
He is a Past Chair of ACI Committee 549, Thin Reinforced Cementitious Products and Ferrocement. Dubey is also a member of ACI Committees 130, Sustainability of Concrete; 223, Shrinkage Compensating Concrete; 232, Fly Ash and Natural Pozzolans in Concrete; 237, Self-Consolidating Concrete; 239, Ultra-High Performance Concrete; and 544, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete. He is also an active member of ASTM International and the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). He is the Secretary of ASTM Committee C17, Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products, and a member of ASTM Committees C01, Cement; C09, Concrete and Concrete Aggregates; C27, Precast Concrete Products; and E60, Sustainability.
Over the past 25 years, Dubey has conducted significant research and development work in the area of special cements and concretes, including fiber-reinforced concrete, lightweight concrete, ultra-high-performance concrete, polymer-modified concrete, rapid-setting cements, and advanced geopolymer binders. His scientific endeavors have led to development and commercialization of several novel cement-based materials and products for construction applications. He is presently an author of more than 30 patents on advanced cement-based materials and composites.
He received his BE in civil engineering from Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India, in 1988, and his MASc and PhD in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, in 1993 and 1999, respectively.
David A. Fanella is a Principal and Vice President at Klein and Hoffman, Inc., a consulting structural engineering firm in Chicago, IL. He has over 25 years of experience in the design of a wide variety of low-, mid-, and high-rise buildings and other structures.
Fanella has authored numerous technical publications and recently authored a textbook on reinforced concrete design for McGraw Hill. He is a member of ACI Committees 314, Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings; 374, Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings; 375, Performance-Based Design of Concrete Buildings for Wind Loads; and SA04, Design Award. Fanella is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and serves as an Associate Member of ASCE Committee 7, Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.
He received his BS, MS, and PhD in structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, in 1982, 1983, and 1986, respectively. He is a licensed structural and professional engineer in Illinois and is a licensed professional engineer in many other states.
Lisa R. Feldman is an Associate Professor of civil and geological engineering at the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada. She has 9 years of experience as a structural engineering consultant in addition to her academic experience.
Feldman currently serves as Chair of Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 408, Development and Splicing of Deformed Bars; is a member and Secretary of ACI Subcommittee 318-R, Structural Concrete Building Code-Reorganization; a member of the Student and Young Professional Activities Committee (SYPAC); and a member of ACI Committee 342, Evaluation of Concrete Bridges and Bridge Elements. She received an ACI Student Fellowship for the 2005-2006 academic year.
Her research interests include the mechanics and behavior of reinforced concrete and masonry elements and structures; and structural evaluation, rehabilitation, and service-life prediction.
Feldman received her BASc in civil engineering from the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, in 1992; her MS in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, in 1993; and her PhD in civil engineering from the University of Western Ontario, London, ON, Canada, in 2006. She is a licensed professional engineer in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Canada.
Donato Figueroa-Gallo is Manager of the Education Department of the Instituto Mexicano del Cemento y del Concreto (IMCYC). He was Technical Director of IMCYC magazine and Researcher in Construction from 1983 to 1991 and Technical Advisor in the Concrete Structures Department from 1993 to 2001. He is also an Asignature Professor of the Speciality in Construction at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM).
He has been working in education, publications, and technical activities related to concrete for 30 years. In Mexico, from 2001 to 2012, he organized more than 400 courses, seminars, and certification programs related to the concrete industry on topics such as concrete technology, industrial concrete floors, building codes, concrete standards, new applications of concrete construction methods, and the design and construction of concrete pavements. In Mexico City, he also helped organize the World of Concrete Mexico technical programs from 2004 to 2007.
Figueroa-Gallo is a member of the ACI International Certification Committee; the ACI International Partnerships & Publications Committee; and ACI Committee 327, Roller-Compacted Concrete Pavements. He is also a member of ASTM International. He received the Gabino Barreda Medal from UNAM in 1990 and El Registro from IMCYC in 1996.
He received his BS in civil engineering and his MS in construction from UNAM, Mexico City, in 1980 and 1988, respectively. He received his postgraduate diploma from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos, Canales y Puertos de la Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain, in 1990. He is a licensed professional engineer in Mexico and Mexico City.
John C. Glumb is Senior Managing Director, Operations, for the American Concrete Institute. He is also Publisher of Concrete International magazine, and has been an employee of ACI since 1997.
He has served as StaffLiaison to a number of ACI Board committees and Task Groups, including Internet Advisory, Publications, International, and Strategic Plan.
Glumb received his BS in business administration from Lawrence Technological University, Southfield, MI, in 1986, and his MS in human resources and organizational development from Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, MI, in 1996.
Man-Yop Han is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Ajou University, Suwon, Korea, and a Vice President of the Korea Concrete Institute (KCI). He also serves in the Asian Concrete Federation.
He is a member of Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 343, Concrete Bridge Design. He has received numerous honors and awards, including the Best Technical Achievement Award from KCI in 2000, and the Best Engineering Article Award from the Korean Society of Civil Engineers in 2002. Han is a member of many professional societies, including the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), and several governmental organizations in Korea. He has authored or coauthored over 40 technical papers, 140 conference presentations, and 80 research reports. Han holds 110 patents.
He received his BS and MS from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1980 and 1982, respectively, and his PhD from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in 1988.
Bernard H. Hertlein is a Principal Scientist at AECOM Technical Services, Inc., in Vernon Hills, IL, where he has worked for 21 years.
He is an active member of ACI and is presently Secretary of ACI Committees 228, Nondestructive Testing of Concrete, and 336, Footings, Mats, and Drilled Piers. He is also a member of ACI Committee 363, High-Strength Concrete. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and served as Principal Technical Editor of the ASCE Manual on Chimney and Stack Examination and Retrofit. He is also a member ASTM International and has just completed a 10-year term as Chair of ASTM Subcommittee C09-64, Nondestructive Testing of Concrete. He was the recipient of the International Association of Foundation Drilling (ADSC-IAFD) Outstanding Service Award in 2009 for his contributions to the deep foundations industry. He was also principal author of the book Nondestructive Testing of Deep Foundations, and has authored or coauthored more than 50 technical papers, reports, and presentations on nondestructive testing of concrete structures and deep foundations.
He received the equivalent of a BS degree in electrical and mechanical engineering from Farnborough Technical College in Farnborough, UK, in 1970, and later pursued additional studies in civil engineering with a subsidiary of the Centre Expérimental de Recherche et d'Études du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics (CEBTP), St. Remy, France, where he was directly involved in the development and application of several nondestructive test methods for concrete and deep foundations, including cross-hole sonic logging and the impulse-response method.
Wen-Chen Jau is a Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at National Chiao-Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC.
He has chaired Committees of Concrete, Cement, Pavement, and Construction Steel of the Chinese National Standards (CNS) of Taiwan, ROC, for 20 years, where he also serves as a member of the review panel for CNS. He received the Chinese National Lifetime Achievement on Standards from the central government of ROC. Jau has been a member of the editorial board of the RC Building Design Code for more than 20 years. In addition, he is a member of ACI Committees 237, Self-Consolidating Concrete; 440, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement; and 555, Concrete with Recycled Materials. He is also a past member of ACI Committee 363, High-Strength Concrete. He is currently Vice President and will be President of the ACI Taiwan Chapter in 2013. He helped launch ACI strength and AAI certification programs in Taiwan in 2012. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and ASTM International. In addition, he holds many patents in Taiwan, ROC, the United States, China, and Hong Kong in cutting-edge technology of concrete, such as self-curing concrete, underwater SCC, and concrete rheometry. He has also authored or coauthored over 100 technical papers and reports.
Jau's research interests include high-performance/ high-strength concrete, self-consolidating concrete, selfcuring concrete, sustainability, fiber-reinforced polymer, fire engineering, structural health monitoring, and building information modeling.
He received his BS in civil engineering from National Taiwan University in 1977, and his MS and PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1982 and 1986, respectively.
Shih-Tang Lin is the Founder of Phoenix Material Co., Ltd., Nan Shing Cementious Materials Research and Testing Laboratory, and Vice President of Nan Shing Company, which has created and developed the packaged dry cementitious materials for construction industries in Taiwan since 1980. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Engineering at Tatung University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC.
Lin was a Founding Member and has served on the Board of Directors of the Taiwan Concrete Institute (TCI) (2006-2012), and has been the Chair of the TCI Technical Committee on Dry-Mixed Mortar since 2007. He is a member of the Review Committee on the Chinese National Standard on Cementitious Products, Bureau of Standards, Ministry of Economic Affair, Taiwan, ROC. Lin is also a member of RILEM and the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI). An ACI member since 1992, Lin has served as Secretary (2008-2010) and President of the ACI Taiwan Chapter (2011-2012). He is a member of ACI Committees 236, Material Science of Concrete, and 524, Plastering. He has been recognized for his service as President of the ACI Taiwan Chapter, fostering the relationship between ACI and TCI through educational and certification programs.
Lin's research interests include the properties of concrete at early age and polymer cementitious mortar. He has conducted research in the area of polymer cement mortar and concrete, including the investigation of early-age shrinkage cracking, durability, and test methods. He has also promoted excellence in the use of polymers in the prepackaged dry-mixed mortar industry.
Lin received his BS in architecture from Tunghai University, Taiwan, in 1976; his MBA from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, in 1980; and his PhD in materials engineering from National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan, ROC, in 2010.
Hesham Marzouk is a Professor of civil engineering at Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada. He is the Past Chair of the Civil Engineering departments at Ryerson University and the Memorial University of Newfoundland, NL, Canada. Marzouk provided considerable academic, administrative, and engineering experience and strong dedicated academic leadership to both Civil Engineering departments. He is a member of ACI Committees 209, Creep and Shrinkage in Concrete, and 213, Lightweight Aggregates and Concrete. He has published over 260 professional and scientific articles-80 of them in major refereed research journals in his field.
Marzouk's research has advanced the state of the art in the areas of concrete structural behavior to punching, bond, direct tension, creep, and size effect of high-strength concrete. He has contributed to the quality of ACI's publications for over 40 years (1972-2012) as an author, reviewer, and member of ACI. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineers. In 2001, he received the Association of Professional Engineers of Newfoundland and Geosciences Teaching Excellence Award.
He received his BSc from Cairo University, Giza, Egypt, in 1972, and his MSc and PhD from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, in 1976 and 1979, respectively. Marzouk is an active member of the Canadian Standard Association for offshore structures and is the current Vice-Chair of the Canadian Concrete Offshore Code S474.
Warren E. McPherson is the Great Lakes Regional Manager for The Euclid Chemical Co. He has been actively involved in the design, manufacture, and finishing of concrete for over 35 years.
He is a Past President of the ACI Greater Michigan Chapter and was the Publicity Chairman for the chapter when it hosted the ACI Convention in Detroit, MI, in 2002. McPherson is a member of ACI Committees 211, Proportioning Concrete Mixtures; 237, Self-Consolidating Concrete; 302, Construction of Concrete Floors; 332, Residential Concrete Work; and C640, Craftsman Certification. He was instrumental in forming the ACI Arkansas Chapter in 1985, and has been an Instructor and Examiner for ACI's Flatwork Certification Program since 1990. He was the recipient of the ACI Greater Michigan Chapter Arthur Y. Moy Award in 2001 "for outstanding service in the field of concrete technology." McPherson has published in both Concrete Construction and Concrete International magazines. His most recent article, "Challenge of Design and Constructibility," was a feature article in the October 2012 issue of Concrete International.
He received his BS in mathematics with a minor in chemistry from Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, MO, in 1970.
Fred Meyer is an Associate Professor and the Civil Engineering Division Director in the Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering at the United States Military Academy (USMA), West Point, NY. He has over 28 years of service as an Officer in the United States Army Corps of Engineers, and has been a member of the USMA faculty for over 10 years and the Civil Engineering Division Director for over 6 years.
Meyer currently serves as Chair of ACI Committee S802, Teaching Methods and Educational Materials, and is a member of ACI Committees 213, Lightweight Aggregate and Concrete; 239, Ultra-High Performance Concrete; and ACI Subcommittee 318-A, General Concrete and Construction. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
He has conducted extensive research in the areas of lightweight concrete and ultra-high-performance concrete and has published numerous papers on the topics.
He received his BS from the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, in 1984, and his MS and PhD in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, in 1993 and 2002, respectively. Meyer is a licensed professional engineer in Virginia.
Robert E. Neal is a Technical Services Engineer with Lehigh Cement Company, residing in Richmond, VA. He has served in this position for 36 years.
Currently, he is Chair of ACI Subcommittee 232-A, Fly Ash-Use of Natural Pozzolans, and a member of ACI Committees 201, Durability of Concrete, and 232, Fly Ash and Natural Pozzolans. He is a past member of ACI Committee 214, Evaluation of Results of Tests Used to Determine the Strength of Concrete, and was a member and former Chair of the ACI Certification Programs Committee.
His research interests include concrete durability, pozzolan technology, and concrete microscopy.
Neal received his Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree in civil engineering from Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA, in 1976.
Joseph F. Neuber Jr. has been involved in the concrete construction industry for over 37 years. He is founder of the Neuber Group of Companies, comprised of J.F. Neuber Jr. General Contractors, Inc. (Neuber Concrete); JMT Testing; Precision Laser Services; Neuber Environmental Services; and a consulting firm, Neuber & Associates. Neuber Concrete has won numerous "Golden Trowel Awards" in recognition of "excellence in the construction of flat & level concrete floors." Neuber has received recognition for "outstanding leadership in the advancement of concrete floor technology" from Allen Face & Co. and was named one of the five "Most Influential People in the Concrete Industry" by Concrete Construction magazine in 2010. He is the author of numerous articles published in Concrete Construction, Concrete Producer, and Concrete International magazines. Neuber has conducted numerous seminars at World of Concrete on "Proper Planning for Construction of Slab-on-Grade." He has presented seminars to industry groups, local ACI chapters, engineers, and architects on current slab-on-ground design and construction and was an Associate Speaker at the Concrete Institute of Australia in Melbourne on "State of the Art Slab-on-Grade Design and Construction Practices in the USA." Neuber is the current Chair of ACI Committee 302, Construction of Concrete Floors, and a member of ACI Committee 360, Design of Slabs on Ground, and ACI Subcommittee 301-G, Shrinkage Compensating Concrete and Industrial Floors. In addition, he is considered the developer of the state-of-the-art "Pre-Slab Construction Meeting." Neuber holds numerous patents.
Giovanni A. Plizzari has been a Full Professor of Structural Design at the University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy, since 2001, where he is currently Chairman of the Department of Civil Engineering, Architecture, Landscape, Environment and Mathematics (DICATAM). He made full professorship at the University of Bergamo (Italy) in 1991. Plizzari is currently President of the College of Engineering's technical building (CTE), an Italian cultural association that aims to promote dissemination of the culture of high-quality construction, and Associate Editor of the international journal Materials and Structures.
Plizzari is currently a member of ACI Committee 544, Fiber-Reinforced Concrete, and fib Committees 4.5, Bond in Concrete, and 8.3, Fiber Reinforced Concrete. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The author of about 220 articles published in journals and conference proceedings, his research activities mainly deal with the development of innovative cementitious materials for new applications and for strengthening of existing structures.
He received his MS in civil engineering from Milan University of Technology, Italy, in 1985, and his PhD from the University of Brescia, Italy, in 1990.
He is a licensed professional engineer in the Province of Cremona, Italy.
Carin Roberts-Wollmann is a Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. She has been at Virginia Tech for over 13 years, and prior to that worked over 10 years for concrete bridge design and construction firms.
She is Chair of Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete, serving as Secretary for 6 years prior. Additionally, she serves as Co-Chair of ACI Subcommittee 423-E, Prestress Losses, and is a member of ACI Committees 239, Ultra-High Performance Concrete, and 318-G, Precast and Prestressed Concrete. Roberts-Wollmann is also a member of ACI Committees 209, Creep and Shrinkage; 440, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement; and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 445, Shear and Torsion. She is a past member of the Publications Committee and the Committee on Awards for Papers.
She is a member and Fellow of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). Her research interests are in applications of innovative materials and construction processes to improve the performance, durability, and constructibility of reinforced and prestressed concrete bridges.
Roberts-Wollmann received her BS in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, in 1984, and her MS and PhD in civil engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. She is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina.
Khaled Soudki is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Innovative Structural Rehabilitation in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada, where he has been for 17 years. He has authored or co-authored over 300 technical papers and reports.
He was named in Canada's Who's Who in 2009 and received the Early Researcher's Award in 2005 and the Waterloo Distinguished Performance Award in 2005 from the University of Waterloo.
Soudki is the faculty advisor of the ACI Waterloo Student Chapter, and currently serves as a member of ACI Committees 215, Fatigue of Concrete; 222, Corrosion of Metals in Concrete; 546, Repair of Concrete; and 548, Polymers and Adhesives for Concrete. He previously served as Co-Chair of ACI Subcommittee 440-F, Repair-Strengthening, and Secretary of ACI Committee 440, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement.
His research interests include the use of fiber-reinforced polymers for rehabilitation of structures and prestressed concrete applications. He received his BEng in civil engineering from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, in 1987; his MASc in civil engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1989; and his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada, in 1994, respectively. He is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario.
Richard S. Szecsy is the President and CEO of the Texas Aggregates and Concrete Association (TACA), Austin, TX, the largest state aggregate and concrete trade association in the United States.
He is a member of ACI Committees 132, Responsibility in Concrete Construction; 301, Specifications for Concrete; and 329, Performance Criteria for Ready Mixed Concrete. He is a member of ASTM International and is the current Chair of C09.40, the governing subcommittee for ASTM C94, "Standard Specification for Ready-Mix Concrete"; and is the Secretary for the Executive Committee of C09. He is an active supporter of the Concrete Industry Management program at Texas State University and a frequent lecturer at several Texas universities.
He received his BS and MS in civil engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, in 1992 and 1993, respectively; his PhD in civil engineering from the University of Illinois in 1997; and his MBA in management from Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, TX, in 2002. He is a licensed professional engineer in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Arizona.
Lawrence H. Taber is a Lead Structural Engineer in the Water Division of the Black & Veatch Corporation, Kansas City, MO. He has been with Black & Veatch since 2001, designing numerous concrete, masonry, and steel structures and buildings primarily on water, wastewater, and hydropower facilities. He is also involved with condition assessments, construction phase services, and structural inspections.
Taber previously received the ACI Chapter Activities Award in 2012, the ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement in 2007, and the ACI Missouri Chapter Person of the Year Award in 2006. He is a Past President and current member of the ACI Missouri Chapter and currently serves as a Director on the ACI Kansas Chapter's Board of Direction. He is Chair of ACI Subcommittee 308-A, Guide to Curing; Secretary of ACI Committee 308, Curing Concrete; and a member of the Committee on Nominations, the Educational Activities Committee, the Convention Committee, the Young Member Award for Professional Achievement Committee, the Student and Young Professional Activities Committee, and the Task Group on International Constituencies; and ACI Committees 120, History of Concrete; E702, Designing Concrete Structures; and S801, Student Activities. He is also a member and Past Chair of ACI Subcommittee 308-B, Curing Specification. He is also Co-Chair of the upcoming ACI Spring 2015 Convention in Kansas City, served as Co-Chair of the relocated Fall 2005 ACI Convention in Kansas City, and was the Co-Chair of the Student Activities Subcommittee for the ACI Fall 2008 Convention in St. Louis.
Taber received his BS in civil engineering in 2000 and his MS in civil engineering in 2001 with an emphasis in structural engineering from the University of Missouri- Rolla, Rolla, MO. He is a licensed professional engineer in Missouri, Texas, Indiana, and Georgia.
Scott M. Tarr is a Consulting Engineer and President of North S.Tarr Concrete Consulting, Dover, NH.
He is Chair of ACI Subcommittee 301-G, Shrinkage- Compensating Concrete and Industrial Floor Slabs, and is a member of ACI Committees 301, Specifications for Concrete; 302, Construction of Concrete Floors; 325, Concrete Pavements; 330, Concrete Parking Lots; and 360, Design of Slabs on Ground. In addition to ACI, he is a member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), ASTM International, and the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA). He is the Director and an Instructor of the ICRI Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician Certification Program. He has authored or coauthored numerous technical papers and contract reports and has 50 publications, including the book Concrete Floors on Ground published by the Portland Cement Association (PCA), and has presented over 150 seminars at various industry events, including several ACI conventions and a number of ACI chapter meetings.
Tarr received his BS and MS in civil engineering from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, in 1990 and 1993, respectively. He is a licensed professional engineer in multiple states.
David Trejo is Professor and Hal D. Pritchett Endowed Chair in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR. He has been engaged in academics and research for over 20 years and worked in the construction industry for almost 10 years prior to returning to academics.
He is Chair of ACI Committee 222, Corrosion of Metals in Concrete, and is a member of ACI Committees 201, Durability of Concrete; 236, Material Science of Concrete; and 365, Service Life Prediction. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Trejo has published over 100 scholarly publications and is active in providing solutions for industry challenges.
His research interests include durability of cementitious materials systems, modeling deterioration mechanisms, economy analysis, and service-life modeling.
He received his BS, MS, and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, in 1991, 1993, and 1997, respectively. He is a licensed engineer in California and Texas.
Miroslav F. Vejvoda is Technical & Certification Director of the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI), Farmington Hills, MI. He has been involved in design and construction of all kinds of post-tensioned concrete structures since 1980. For over 21 years, he was with major post-tensioning specialty contractors and for a short period of time was active in his own design consulting company. Between 2000 and 2008, he was a staffengineer at ACI, before joining PTI in early 2009. He has been a member of ACI since 1984.
He serves as Secretary of the PTI Technical Advisory Board, the PTI Special Topics Committee, and as staffmember of most PTI committees. He is a member of ACI Committee 301, Specifications for Concrete; 350, Environmental Engineering Concrete Structures; and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete. He is past member of ACI Committees 302, Construction of Concrete Floors; 360, Design of Slabs on Ground (Past Subcommittee Chair); and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 421, Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and was a voting member of ASCE/SEI 7 Seismic Subcommittee in the 2005 cycle.
He received his BS in civil engineering (structural) from The School of Engineering at Burgdorf, Bern, Switzerland, in 1980, and his MBA from the Sheffield Business School at the Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, in 1997. He is a licensed professional engineer in California, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi, and a European Engineer (EUR ING) in the European Union.
Wayne W. Walker has been the Director of Engineering and a Principal of Structural Services, Inc., Atlanta, GA, since 2002. He has over 30 years of experience in the structural design of commercial, industrial, and military projects in the United States and in many other countries.
He is a Past Chair and member of ACI Committee 360, Design of Slabs on Ground, and a member of ACI Committee 302, Construction of Concrete Floors. Walker has advanced the use of concrete through his publications of over 15 articles, some of which serve as references for the ACI 360 and ACI 302 documents. Many of his projects featured advanced concrete design methods using his innovative analytical computer programs, which have been recognized by seven ACI Georgia Chapter first-place awards and one project receiving a national award. He has been a speaker for the ACI Slab on Ground seminars, along with the ACI Georgia Chapter, the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) seminars. In 2007, Walker was recognized by Concrete Construction magazine as one of the most influential people in the concrete industry.
He received his BS in civil engineering from Auburn University, Auburn, AL, in 1979, and is a member of several national engineering honor societies. He is also a member of ASCE and is a licensed professional engineer in Georgia.
Kejin Wang is a Professor in the Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering at Iowa State University, Ames, IA. She joined Iowa State University in 2000.
She is a member of ACI Committees 236, Material Science of Concrete; 237, Self-Consolidating Concrete; 238, Workability of Fresh Concrete; 325, Concrete Pavements; S802, Teaching Materials and Methods; and S803, Faculty Network Coordinator. She is also a member of ACI Subcommittee 236-D, Nanotechnology of Concrete. She has also served as a member of the Board Advisory Committee on Sustainability Development (2004-2010) and Committee CAP-SC2: Wason Medal for Materials Research (2006-2008). She is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and ASTM International.
Wang's research interests include: cement chemistry and hydration, nano- and green cementitious materials, concrete workability, microstructure and durability, and pervious and self-consolidating concretes. She has edited or co-edited three special publications/proceedings and authored or coauthored over 90 peer-reviewed technical papers and 30 technical reports.
She received her PhD in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, in 1994. She is a licensed professional engineer in Illinois.
Michael A. Whisonant is the Director of Technical Services for GCC America, Denver, CO, and has worked for more than 23 years in the construction materials industry.
He is the Chair of ACI Subcommittee 211-E, Evaluation of Ready Mixed Concrete; and a member of ACI Committees 207, Mass Concrete; 211, Proportioning Concrete Mixtures; and 301, Specifications for Concrete. He is also a member of ASTM Committees C01, Cement; C09, Concrete and Aggregates; and E36, Accreditation and Certification; and ASTM Subcommittees 9.23, Chemical Admixtures; 9.4, Ready Mix Concrete; and 9.64, Nondestructive Testing. He has authored numerous papers and reports and coauthored "Effects of Aggregate Grading on Drying Shrinkage of Florida Aggregates," which appeared in Concrete International in 2005.
Whisonant received his BS in industrial engineering from the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, in 1989, and his ME in industrial and systems engineering from the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, in 2005. He is a licensed engineer in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, and Texas.
David Whitmore is President of Vector Corrosion Technologies, a company that specializes in products and services for corrosion mitigation of steel in concrete structures.
He has been a member of ACI for over 20 years. He is currently Secretary of ACI Committee 546, Repair of Concrete, and a member of ACI Committees 222, Corrosion of Metals in Concrete; 364, Rehabilitation; 546, Repair of Concrete; 548, Polymers and Adhesives for Concrete; and E706, Concrete Repair Education. He is also Past Chair of ACI Committee E706, Concrete Repair Education. He has authored or coauthored over 40 technical papers and reports.
Whitmore received his engineering degree from the University of Manitoba in 1984, and his MBA degree from the University of Western Ontario in 1986. He is an active member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE), and the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers, where he was appointed a Fellow in 2010.
Andrew Whittaker is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Civil, Structural, and Environmental Engineering at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY. He serves as the Director of the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research (MCEER) headquartered at the University and also on the Advisory Council for the Southern California Earthquake Center.
He is a member of ACI Committee 349, Concrete Nuclear Structures. Whittaker is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and serves on ASCE Standards Committees 4 and 7, the ASCE Nuclear Standards Committee, and the ASCE Committee for the Blast Protection of Buildings.
Whittaker has authored more than 70 journal articles and more than 240 conference papers and technical reports.
His research interests include low-aspect-ratio reinforced concrete shear walls, steel-concrete composite walls, earthquake engineering, performance-based and risk-informed design, seismic protective systems for buildings and nuclear structures, and blast engineering.
He received his BS in civil engineering from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, in 1977, and his MS and PhD in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, in 1985 and 1988, respectively. He is a licensed civil and structural engineer in California.
Peter T. Yen has been Principal Engineer in the Geotechnical and Hydraulic Engineering Department at Bechtel Group, San Francisco, CA, for 41 years.
He is Chair of ACI Committee 552, Cementitious Grouting, and a member of ACI Committees 130, Sustainability of Concrete; 229, Controlled Low-Strength Materials; 506, Shotcreting; 522, Pervious Concrete; 523, Cellular Concrete; and ACI Subcommittee 546-C, Repair Guide. He is a past member of ACI Committees 116, Terminology and Notation; 227, Radioactive and Hazardous Waste Management; and 349, Concrete Nuclear Structures. He planned and moderated six ACI technical sessions and authored, co-authored, or presented over 40 papers, guides, codes, and standards.
Yen's research interests include grouting and ground treatment.
He received his AB degree in geology and physics from the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, in 1969. He is a licensed professional geologist in California and a Certified Engineering Geologist in Oregon. He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
The New Fellows As approved by the ACI Board of Direction at the ACI Fall 2012 Convention in Toronto, ON, Canada, the 36 members elevated to the rank of Fellow of the American Concrete Institute are: Corina-Maria Aldea, Hamilton, ON, Canada Kim D. Basham, Cheyenne, WY David T. Biggs, Troy, NY Karl Philip Brandt, Cleveland, OH Bruce W. Carter, Groveland, CA James N. Cornell II, Dallas, TX Peter A. Craig, Greene, ME Jeff Dragovich, Shoreline, WA Ashish Dubey, Libertyville, IL David A. Fanella, Chicago, IL Lisa R. Feldman, Saskatoon, SK, Canada Donato Figueroa-Gallo, Mexico City, DF, Mexico John C. Glumb, Farmington Hills, MI Man-Yop Han, Suwon, Republic of Korea Bernard H. Hertlein, Vernon Hills, IL Wen-Chen Jau, Hsinchu, Taiwan, ROC Shih-Tang Lin, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC Hesham Marzouk, Toronto, ON, Canada Warren E. McPherson, Howell, MI Fred Meyer, West Point, NY Robert E. Neal, Richmond, VA Joseph F. Neuber Jr., Kimberton, PA Giovanni A. Plizzari, Brescia, Italy Carin Roberts-Wollmann, Blacksburg, VA Khaled Soudki, Waterloo, ON, Canada Richard S. Szecsy, McKinney, TX Lawrence H. Taber, Kansas City, MO Scott M. Tarr, Dover, NH David Trejo, Corvallis, OR Miroslav F. Vejvoda, Farmington Hills, MI Wayne W. Walker, Atlanta, GA Kejin Wang, Ames, IA Michael A. Whisonant, Denver, CO David Whitmore, Winnipeg, MB, Canada Andrew Whittaker, Buffalo, NY Peter T. Yen, San Francisco, CA (c) 2013 American Concrete Institute
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