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ACI Foundation Announces 2020 Award Recipients

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ACI Foundation Announces 2020 Award Recipients

Farmington Hills, Mich. (April 30, 2020) – The ACI Foundation is pleased to announce its 2020 awardees.

Frank J. Vecchio (University of Toronto) receives the Arthur J. Boase Award for outstanding contributions made in the field of structural concrete and in recognition of work leading to the advancement of concrete modeling procedures and their application within nonlinear analysis software.

John W. Wallace (University of California Los Angeles) receives the Arthur J. Boase Award for outstanding contributions to earthquake-resistant design of tall reinforced concrete buildings that utilize shear walls as the primary lateral force resisting elements and commitment to educating young structural engineers.

Kamal H. Khayat (Missouri University of Science & Technology) receives the Robert E. Philleo Award for outstanding contributions to research, teaching, innovation, and leadership targeting the advancement of high-performance concrete with adapted rheology and self-consolidating concrete (SCC), and the relentless pursuit of knowledge transfer regarding the science, performance, design, and testing standards of SCC.

More information about the awards, including nomination information, is available at acifoundation.org.


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The ACI Foundation was established in 1989 to promote progress, innovation, and collaboration and is a wholly owned and operated non-profit subsidiary of the American Concrete Institute. Three councils make up the ACI Foundation; the Strategic Development Council, committed to resolving the issues of new technology acceptance within the concrete industry; the Concrete Research Council, which funds and assists in the research of new concrete technologies; and the Scholarship Council which facilitates student fellowships and scholarships.

For more information, please contact:

Julie Webb
American Concrete Institute

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