American Concrete Institute Honors Outstanding Contributions to the Industry

ACI honors outstanding contributions to the IndustryThe American Concrete Institute (ACI) is pleased to recognize several professionals, groups, and also companies for both their outstanding contributions and dedication to ACI and the concrete industry. The 2021 honorees also include the induction of Honorary Members, ACI’s highest honor, which recognizes persons of eminence in the field of the Institute’s interest. It can also be awarded to one who has performed extraordinary meritorious service to the Institute.

The following six individuals are inducted as Honorary Members:
  • Anne M. Ellis
  • William L. Gamble
  • Kenneth D. Hansen
  • Venkataswamy Ramakrishnan
  • Sami H. Rizkalla
  • Gajanan Mahadeo Sabnis

ACI is also pleased to recognize 17 individuals for maintaining their membership and participating in ACI activities for at least five decades. Additionally, ACI honors 16 new Fellows for their outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products, and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction, or management.

Awardees will be recognized during the ACI Virtual Concrete Convention, March 28-April 1, 2021. You can also attend the convention by registering at

Both the medals and awards recognize exemplary achievement, groundbreaking research, and service to ACI and the concrete industry.

Medal and Award Winners
  • Arthur R. Anderson Medal – Bruce A. Suprenant
  • Roger H. Corbetta Concrete Constructor Award – Steve Lloyd
  • Joe W. Kelly Award – Heather J. Brown
  • Henry L. Kennedy Award – Keith Kesner
  • Alfred E. Lindau Award – Dominic J. Kelly
  • Henry C. Turner Medal – Baker Concrete Construction
  • Charles S. Whitney Medal – Barzin Mobasher
  • Cedric Willson Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Award – Carin Roberts-Wollmann
  • Concrete Sustainability Award – David Shepherd
  • ACI Certification Award – Xiomara Sapon-Roldan, Peter Stamatopoulos and also Dawn Miller
  • ACI Strategic Advancement Award – William E. Rushing Jr.
  • Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award – Anahid Behrouzi
  • ACI Education Award – Ronald Vaughn
  • ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement – Ashlee Hossack, Samhar Hoz and also Catherine Lucero
  • Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper – Nawaf K. Alotaibi, Wassim Michel Ghannoum and also James O. Jirsa
  • ACI Construction Award – both Julio Davalos and Marija Krstic
  • Wason Medal for Materials Research – Leo Barcley, Mervyn J. Kowalsky
  • Mete A. Sozen Award for Excellence in Structural Research – Carlos Meléndez, Luis Pallarés, Juan Sagaseta and also Pedro Miguel Sosa
  • ACI Design Award – both Issam Harik and Abheetha Peiris
  • Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award – Marc Jolin, Devin Harris, Anton Schindler, Eric Musselman and also Liberato Ferrara
  • Chapter Activities Award – Katie Bartojay, Christian R. Orozco, Roberto Realfonzo and also Kyle Adam Poff
ACI Foundation Awards
  • Arthur J. Boase Award – Dr. Antonio Nanni
  • Robert E. Philleo Award – Dr. Michael D.A. Thomas
  • JC Roumain Innovation Award – Claude Bédard
  • Knowledge To Practice Award (K2P) – Michael J. Schneider
About the American Concrete Institute

The American Concrete Institute is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination and also the adoption of its consensus-based standards. Likewise, they are leaders in technical resources, and educational, training and certification programs. The ACI was founded in 1904. It has its headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan. ACI also has a regional office in Dubai, UAE. Additionally, they have a resource center in Southern California.

ACI has more than 100 chapters, 243 student chapters, and also has 30,000 members spanning over 120 countries.

The history of ACI is, of course, closely tied to the history of developments in concrete technology. This development is also recorded as it occurred in the pages of the Institute’s publications.

The objectives set down by the founders of ACI point the way to continued technical advancement and service to the engineering profession, the needs of a broad spectrum of membership, and also the public interest.

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