NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete―a uniquely positioned center providing access to technologies and the knowledge needed to effectively and safely produce and place carbon-neutral concrete in the built environment― announces the appointment of Dean A. Frank, P.E., to serve as
executive director of NEU.
Frank previously worked as director of validation for NEU and as program developer for the American Concrete Institute (ACI). He brings extensive experience in sustainability, International Standards Organization (ISO) standards, and certification development of personnel, products and manufacturing plants. Prior to joining ACI, Frank gained a comprehensive working knowledge of resilience and sustainability as an employee at Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc., the National Precast Concrete Association, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and through his consulting company. He also has experience in working as an assessor with ISO standards governing the operations of conformity assessment bodies and is a licensed P.E. in Indiana and Colorado.
“NEU has been growing quickly and I’m excited about our opportunities to make a difference in reducing the carbon emissions of concrete,” said Frank. “I have enjoyed the work I’ve been doing with NEU so far in setting up the validation program, which we believe will have a big impact on the industry.” said Frank.
NEU: An ACI Center of Excellence for Carbon Neutral Concrete began in 2022 by the American Concrete Institute. The Center, based at ACI World Headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA, collaborates globally to drive research, education, awareness, and adoption of the use of carbon neutral materials and technologies in the built environment, leveraging ACI’s role as a world-leading authority and resource for the development, dissemination, and adoption of consensus-based standards for concrete design, construction and materials. The Center’s membership is open to government agencies, industries, technical societies, standard bodies, manufacturers, contractors, and professionals. For further information more, visit www.neuconcrete.org.