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2012 Carl E. Akeley Award tGunite Construction Co. for his paper, the museum. Akeley made five expeditions tothe Field Columbian Museum and later used it toimprove the quality of his taxidermy exhibits athe seventh annual Carl E. Akeley Award waspresented to R. Curtis White Jr. of Coastal “Pineda Causeway Bridge Rehabilitation.” This Africa, during which time he procured many paper, published in the Winter 2012 issue of animals for museum exhibits. President Theodore Shotcrete magazine, provided an informative Roosevelt accompanied him on one of those review of how performance aspects of the speci- expeditions and encouraged him in his develop- fications allowed shotcrete to replace the origi- ment of the cement gun. During his fifth expedi- nally specified form-and-pump repair of this tion to Africa, he contracted a virus and died on challenging infrastructure rehabilitation. The November 17, 1926. award was presented by Mark A. Campo, ASA Executive Director. references ASA established the Carl E. Akeley Award to 1. Teichert, P., “Carl Akeley—A Tribute to the Founder of honor his founding of what today is referred to as Shotcrete,” Shotcrete, V. 4, No. 3, Summer 2002, pp. 10-12. the shotcrete process. This award is presented to the author(s) of the best technical article appearing Past Akeley Award recipients in Shotcrete magazine in the past 12 months, as • 2006 – Jean François Dufour, “State-of-the- determined by the Akeley Award Committee Art Specification for Shotcrete Rehabilitation of ASA. Projects” Carl E. Akeley invented the cement gun in • 2007 – Knut F. Garshol, “Watertight 1907 and introduced a commercial version of it Permanent Shotcrete Linings in Tunneling at the Cement Show in New York in December and Underground Construction” 1910. For this reason, Akeley is considered the • 2008 – E. Stefan Bernard, “Embrittlement of inventor of the shotcrete process.¹ Fiber-Reinforced Shotcrete” Born in Clarendon, NY, on May 19, 1864, • 2009 – Dufour, Lacroix, Morin, and Reny, Akeley was a noted naturalist, taxidermist, “The Effects of Liquid Corrosion Inhibitor in inventor, photographer, and author. He made Air-Entrained Dry-Mix Shotcrete” many significant contributions to the American • 2010 – Lihe (John) Zhang, “Is Shotcrete Museum of Natural History and many other Sustainable?” museums around the United States. He initially • 2011 – Charles S. Hanskat, “Shotcrete invented the cement gun to repair the façade of Testing—Who, Why, When, and How” Carl E. Akeley R. Curtis White Jr. 54 Shotcrete • Winter 2013


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