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2013 Carl E. Akeley Award Tversity, representing Philip Sawoszczuk of Akeley made five expeditions to Africa, duringColumbian Museum and later used it to improvethe quality of his taxidermy exhibits at the museum.-he eighth annual Carl E. Akeley Award waspresented to Dr. Marc Jolin of Laval Uni King Shotcrete, Dr. Michelle Nokken of Con- which time he procured many animals for museum cordia University, and himself for their paper, exhibits. President Theodore Roosevelt accompa- “Sustainable Shotcrete Using Blast-Furnace nied him on one of those expeditions and encour- Slag.” This paper, published in the Fall 2013 issue aged him in his development of the cement gun. of Shotcrete magazine, looked at incorporating a During his fifth expedition to Africa, he contracted waste product of the steelmaking industry, blast- a virus and died on November 17, 1926. Carl E. Akeley furnace slag, in a mixture design for use in mining ground support that maximizes sustainability. The References award was presented by Ted Sofis, ASA Publica- 1. Teichert, P., “Carl Akeley—A Tribute to the Founder of tions Committee Chair. Shotcrete,” Shotcrete, V. 4, No. 3, Summer 2002, pp. 10-12. ASA established the Carl E. Akeley Award to honor his founding of what is today referred to as Past Akeley Award Recipients the shotcrete process. This award is presented to • 2006—Jean François Dufour, “State-of-the- the author(s) of the best technical article appearing Art Specification for Shotcrete Rehabilitation in Shotcrete magazine in the past 12 months, as Projects” determined by the Akeley Award Committee • 2007—Knut F. Garshol, “Watertight of ASA. Permanent Shotcrete Linings in Tunneling Carl E. Akeley invented the cement gun in and Underground Construction” 1907 and introduced a commercial version of it • 2008—E. Stefan Bernard, “Embrittlement of at the Cement Show in New York in December Fiber-Reinforced Shotcrete” 1910. For this reason, Akeley is considered the • 2009—Dufour, Lacroix, Morin, and Reny, inventor of the shotcrete process.¹ “The Effects of Liquid Corrosion Inhibitor in Born in Clarendon, NY, on May 19, 1864, Air-Entrained Dry-Mix Shotcrete” Akeley was a noted naturalist, taxidermist, • 2010—Lihe (John) Zhang, “Is Shotcrete inventor, photographer, and author. He made many Sustainable?” significant contributions to the American Museum • 2011—Charles S. Hanskat, “Shotcrete of Natural History and many other museums Testing—Who, Why, When, and How” around the United States. He initially invented • 2012—R. Curtis White Jr., “Pineda Causeway the cement gun to repair the façade of the Field Bridge Rehabilitation” Philip Sawoszczuk Dr. Michelle Nokken Dr. Marc Jolin 48 Shotcrete • Winter 2014


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