SDC Awards

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.

Nominations for the 2021 award are now open and due August 7, 2020. The winner will be announced in April 2021 after the ACI Concrete Convention.


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 Tricia Ladely for assistance in locating an SDC member.


2019 Lawrence L. Sutter
2018 Michael M. Sprinkel
2017 Kamal H. Khayat
2016 Gaurav N. Sant
2015 Fred R. Goodwin
2014 Peter H. Emmons
2013 Kevin MacDonald
2012 Neal S. Berke
2011 Arezki Tagnit-Hamou
2010 Jean-Claude Roumain

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