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Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award

An award for innovation in concrete has been established by SDC in memory of Jean-Claude Roumain, a long-time SDC supporter and Executive Committee member who passed away in January 2010.

Submissions for the 2019 award will open in May, 2018.

Guidelines

Nominees should be individuals who have met one of the following conditions:

  • Have contributed to innovative developments in concrete mixture proportioning, production of concrete, or concrete construction; or
  • Have contributed to the improvement in the manufacture of materials used in the production of concrete, and used existing and new materials in innovative ways to improve concrete construction and serviceability; or
  • Used concrete in innovative ways to contribute to a sustainable built environment.

Award Requirements

Nominees should be individuals whose work has met all of the following conditions:

  • Innovation(s) must be original as evidenced by: technical publications, patents issued (provide patent numbers), adoption by a minimum of one mid- to large-size company in the industry (provide names), or having been identified by trade groups as “innovative.”
  • Innovation(s) must not have been previously published in a technical journal or trade publication by someone other than the nominee.
  • Innovation(s) must be economically viable as perceived by the SDC Board Members.
  • Innovation(s) should have sustainability benefits.

Nominations must be submitted on the Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award Nomination Form. An SDC member must sign off on the form. Contact Ann Daugherty for assistance in locating an SDC member.

 

Kamal H. Khayat,

2017: Kamal H. Khayat

Kamal H. Khayat, FACI, is Professor of civil engineering and Director of the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies at Missouri S&T, Rolla, MO. He is the Director of the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies and the RE-CAST (Research on Concrete Applications for Sustainable Transportation) Tier-1 University Transportation Center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to joining Missouri S&T, he was Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada (1990 to 2011), and held the National Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Industrial Research Chair on High-Performance Flowable Concrete with Adapted Rheology (2008 to 2013). He currently chairs ACI Committee 237, Self-Consolidating Concrete, and is a member of Committees 234, Silica Fume in Concrete; 236, Material Science of Concrete; 238, Workability of Fresh Concrete; 347, Formwork for Concrete; 552, Cementitous Grouting; and Committee on Award for Papers, SA02 Wason Medal for Materials Research (Chair, 2014-2015).

Khayat received several awards for his research, including Fellow of ACI in 2004, the Quebec and Eastern Ontario Chapter – ACI Award of Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Concrete Science and Technology in 2012, the ACI/CANMET Outstanding Achievement Award for the Development and Use of Chemical Admixtures in Self-Compacting Concrete in 2006, and the G.H. Tattersall Award for Sustaining and Outstanding Contributions in the Area of Sustainability and Durability of Concrete in 2014. His research interests include the design and behavior of advanced cement-based materials and civil engineering infrastructure rehabilitation, including rheology measurements and design of self-consolidating concrete. Khayat received his BS in civil engineering, his master’s degree of engineering in construction engineering and management, his MS in structural engineering, and his PhD in civil engineering with emphasis on materials, from the University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, in 1982, 1984, and 1989, respectively.

Gaurav N. Sant

2016: Gaurav N. Sant

Gaurav N. Sant is an Associate Professor and Henry Samueli Fellow in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a member at the California Nanosystems Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA. He has authored or co-authored more than 90 papers in international journal and conference publications.

Sant was the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2013), the Hellman Fellowship (2013), and the ACI Walter P. Moore, Jr. Faculty Achievement Award (2016).

His research is focused on better understanding the relations between the composition, structure, and properties of cementitious materials and porous media and includes efforts devoted toward reducing the CO2 impacts of construction materials and civil engineering infrastructure on the environment.

Sant is a member of ACI Committees 212, Chemical Admixtures; 231, Properties of Concrete at Early Ages; and 236, Material Science of Concrete. He is also a member of ASTM International Committees C01, Cement, and C09, Concrete and Concrete Aggregates, and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), ASTM International, RILEM, and the American Ceramic Society.

He received his BSCE, MSCE, and PhD in civil engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, in 2006, 2007, and 2009, respectively, and spent a postdoctoral year (2010) as a Research Scientist at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, Switzerland.

Fred R. Goodwin

2015: Fred R. Goodwin

Fred R. Goodwin, FACI, is a Fellow Scientist in the Product Development group of BASF Construction Chemicals, Beachwood, OH.

He received his BS in chemistry from Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, MO, in 1977. He has over 30 years of experience in the construction chemicals industry, including cement manufacture, research, development, and technical support of grouts, adhesives, coatings, shotcrete, stucco, flooring, and concrete repair materials. In 2011, he was named a Fellow of ACI and also received the ACI Delmar Bloem Distinguished Service Award.

He is currently Chair of ACI Committee 515, Protective Systems for Concrete, and the Technical Repair and Rehabilitation TAC Subcommittee. He is also a member of the ACI Technical Activities Committee (TAC) and ACI Committees 351, Foundations for Equipment and Machinery; 364, Rehabilitation (past Chair); 546, Repair of Concrete; 562, Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Concrete Buildings; 563, Specifications for Repair of Structural Concrete in Buildings; 563-0I, Proprietary Grouts/Concrete; Committee on Nominations; TAC Concrete Terminology Committee; Technical Committee Manual Task Group; TAC Awards Task Group; and E706, Concrete Repair Education.

He has been with BASF and its predecessors for 26 years and is an active member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), ASTM International, NACE International, the Strategic Development Council (SDC), and SSPC. He is a Fellow of ICRI, an Honorary Member of ASTM Committees C01 and C09, and current Chair of the ICRI Technical Activities Committee (TAC), ASTM C09.41 Cement Based Grouts, and SSPC 8.3 Commercial Floor Coatings. He is also a guest lecturer for the Grouting Fundamentals short course (Colorado School of Mines) and was awarded the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Editors Award in 2006, 2010, and 2012. He received the BASF President’s Award in 1990, 2003, and 2005, and the BASF DAVIS Innovation Challenge Award in 2011 and Innovent in 2014. He is a NACE Corrosion Technologist, holds five patents, was named in 2013 as a Top 25 Innovative Thinker by Technology Publishing, and frequently speaks at industry events.

Peter H. Emmons

2014: Peter H. Emmons

Peter H. Emmons is the Founder and CEO of Structural Group, a recognized leader in the specialty construction industry, headquartered in Hanover, MD. Emmons founded the organization in 1976.

Emmons is a past member of the ACI Board of Direction; Past Chair of ACI Committee 364, Rehabilitation; and a past member of ACI Committee 546, Repair of Concrete; the Financial Advisory Committee; and the Construction Liaison Committee. He is also the Past President and Chair of the Technical Guidelines Committee for the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Advisory Board Member for the Civil Engineering Research Council, and member of the Construction Industry Institute.

In 2000, Emmons received the ACI Arthur R. Anderson Award for contributions to the development and dissemination of knowledge regarding the repair, rehabilitation, and maintenance of concrete, and in 2009 received the ACI Roger H. Corbetta Award. He was also the co-recipient of the ACI Construction Practice Award in 2000. In 2005, he received the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for leadership. Emmons was the 1996 co-recipient of the ACI Wason Medal for Most Meritorious Paper and of the 1993 Innovation Award at the International Conference in Edinburgh, UK, “Structural Faults and Repair.” Emmons is the author of the book, Concrete Repair and Maintenance Illustrated, first published in 1993. Since 1996, he has also been an annual lecturer at World of Concrete on concrete materials and repair methods. He holds multiple patents related to the repair of concrete structures.

Emmons received his BS in civil engineering in 1980 from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.

Kevin MacDonald

2013: Kevin MacDonald

Kevin Andrew MacDonald is Principal Engineer at Beton Consulting Engineers LLC, headquartered in Prior Lake, MN.

An ACI Fellow, MacDonald is a member of the ACI Board of Direction, Co-Chair of ACI Subcommittee 130-B, Production/Transport/Construction; Vice Chair of ACI Committee 306, Cold Weather Concreting; Secretary of ACI Committee 132, Responsibility in Concrete Construction; and a member of the ACI Technical Activities Committee and ACI Committees 223, Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete; 302, Construction of Concrete Floors; and C620, Laboratory Technician Certification

He received the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Charles Pankow Award for innovation for work on high-performance concretes with 98% reclaimed materials.

MacDonald received his BS in chemical engineering (cum laude) and an MS and Doctor of Philosophy in engineering materials from the University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada. He is a member of ASTM International and ASCE.

His research interests include the production and performance of concrete with alternate binders and performance-based specification of concrete. He is a licensed professional engineer in Minnesota and Ontario.

Neal S. Berke

2012: Neal S. Berke

Neal S. Berke, FACI, is Vice President of Research at Tourney Consulting Group, LLC, in Kalamazoo, MI. He has authored or co-authored over 100 technical papers and reports, is the co-author of a book(Corrosion of Steel in Concrete), and is the co-editor of several books related to concrete durability and corrosion. He has 37 U.S. patents and several patents pending.

He is a member of ACI Committees 212, Chemical Admixtures; 222, Corrosion of Metals in Concrete; 224, Cracking; and 365, Service Life Prediction. He is a past member of the Wason Award Committee. He received the CANMET/ACI Outstanding Contributions in the Area of Corrosion Inhibitors for Use in Concrete Award in 1997. He is also a member of ASTM International and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Arezki Tagnit-Hamou

2011: Arezki Tagnit-Hamou

Arezki Tagnit-Hamou is a Full Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, where he has been since 1990. He is also Head of the Alternative Cementitious Materials Laboratory and the Director of both the Industrial Research Chair on the Valorization of Glass in Materials and Graduate Studies (Department of Civil Engineering).

An ACI Fellow, he is a past member of the ACI Advisory Board Committee on Sustainable Development. He is Co-Chair of ACI Subcommittee 130-D, Rating Systems/Sustainability Tools, and a member of the ACI Strategic Development Council (SDC) and ACI Committees 130, Sustainability of Concrete; and 555, Concrete with Recycled Materials; and ACI Subcommittees 130-A, Materials, and 130-G, Education/Certification.

Jean-Claude Roumain

2010: Jean-Claude Roumain

The ACI Foundation awarded its inaugural Jean-Claude Roumain Award for Innovation in Concrete during the ACI Fall 2010 Convention Opening Session in Pittsburgh The was awarded posthumously. His wife, Marlena, and son, Claudio Ochoa, accepted the award.

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