The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recently presented four awards during The Concrete Convention and Exposition.
The Arthur J. Boase Award, presented by the ACI Foundation Concrete Research Council for outstanding activities and achievements in the field of reinforced concrete, was presented to Dominic Kelly, principal with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, in Waltham, Mass., for his contributions to update the reinforced concrete building code by efforts in major research on state-of-the-art technology of steel reinforcing bar manufacturing and design practices and general revisions based on current research and practices.
The Robert E. Philleo Award, also presented by the ACI Foundation Concrete Research Council, recognized Jan Olek, professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, for his life-long contributions to advancements in concrete materials science and translating research findings into concrete infrastructure applications, as well as for training and mentoring generations of concrete researchers and scientists.
The Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award, established in 2010, was presented to Gaurav Sant, associate professor and Henry Samueli Fellow in the department of civil and environmental engineering and a member at the California Nanosystems Institute at the University of California, for improving the understanding of how mineral fillers and supplementary cementing materials influence cement hydration rates and methods for accurately characterizing and predicting these effects. He was also recognized for his work in the development of a CO2 neutral cement.
The ACI Young Professional Essay Contest Award, sponsored by ACI Young Professional Activities Committee (S-806), recognized Dan Gancarz, project engineer at Applied Research Associates, Inc., for his essay titled “The Benefits of ACI for Young Professionals.”
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