The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute announces their Midwest Region Manager, David Shepherd, AIA, has received the Concrete Sustainability Award by The American Concrete Institute (ACI). He was selected for the recognition for his “…exemplary achievement, groundbreaking research, and service to ACI and the concrete industry.”
In his role at CRSI since 2019, David is responsible for the processes and promotion of the benefits of reinforced concrete in the Midwest Region. A licensed architect, Shepherd has over 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to CRSI, he spent 18 years at the Portland Cement Association. It was there that held the position of Director of Sustainable Development. Previously he was the Residential Technology Program Manager.
Shepherd also worked for a commercial general contractor, was a construction manager for a leading real estate investment/management company, and a principal of a residential design/build business. Shepherd received a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Architecture from the University of Illinois.
ACI annually recognizes select professionals, groups, and companies for their outstanding contributions and dedication to ACI and the concrete industry. Awardees received their recognition at the ACI Virtual Concrete Convention, March 28-April 1, 2021.
About the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute
The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) began in 1924. It is also a technical institute. Additionally, it is a Standards Developing Organization (SDO) that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. CRSI is among the Nation’s oldest trade associations. It also offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities.
CRSI’s members represent over 80% of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related product. Hence the over 600 locations in 49 states, and with over 15,000 employees. Members produce, fabricate and also install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. The estimates say, however, that the industry impacts over 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America.
The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who involve themselves in the research, design, and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff also comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals.