The American Concrete Institute named Ed McQuire as a fellow. McQuire has provided executive-level oversight for construction and field operations for Bob Moore Construction since 1992, and has served as company’s president since 2014. An ACI Fellow is an individual who has, “made outstanding contributions to the production or use
The AAmerican Concrete Institute introduced its 2017-2018 president, vice president, and four board members during The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Detroit, Michigan in March. Khaled W. Awad was elected to serve as president for 2017-2018. Randall W. Poston has been elected ACI vice president for a two-year term, and
The American Concrete Institute has released the printed and digital editions of its 2017 “Manual of Concrete Practice.” Containing more than 250 documents, it is the most comprehensive and largest single source of concrete practice information available in one set. The “Manual of Concrete Practice” is a must-have for professionals in
The American Concrete Institute Foundation announced the completion of a new research product: “Evaluation of Seismic Behavior of Coupling Beams with Various Types of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete.” Gustavo J. Parra-Montesinos, University of Wisconsin – Madison, served as the project’s principal investigator. Traditionally, coupling beams between special structural walls (shear
The American Concrete Institute announced the availability of a new Presidents Series of Webinars. The first webinar, “ACI 318: What’s in Your Spec?”, about the importance of specifications in realizing the designer’s intentions for the concrete being placed and constructed, was presented by William E. Rushing Jr., P.E., FACI, and
At World of Concrete 2017, the American Concrete Institute announced the recipients of the ACI Certification Award and the ACI Construction Award. N.J. Gardner, FACI, Professor Emeritus at the University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, received the ACI Construction Award. The award recognized Gardner for the parametric analysis evaluation of
The American Concrete Institute’s two masonry testing certification programs are now cited in TMS 402/602-16: Building Code Requirements and Specifications for Masonry Structures. Published in December 2016, the newly updated masonry documents include language referencing certification in accordance with the Masonry Field Testing Technician and Masonry Laboratory Testing Technician programs.