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| INDUSTRY NEWS ACI ANNOUNCES NEW OFFICERS FOR 2016 The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its 2017- 2018 President, Vice President, and four Board members during The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Detroit, MI, in March 2017. Khaled W. Awad, FACI, Chairman and Founder of ACTS, a material and geotechnical consulting firm based in Beirut, Lebanon, and operating in Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and several other countries of the Middle East, has been elected to serve as President of the Institute for 2017-2018. Randall W. Poston, FACI, Senior Principal with Pivot Engineers, Austin, TX, has been elected ACI Vice President for a 2-year term. David A. Lange, FACI, Professor of civil and environmental engineering, is now the Institute’s senior Vice President, which is also a 2-year term. Awad succeeds Michael J. Schneider (FACI, Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer at Baker Concrete Construction, Inc.), ACI President 2016-2017, who will now assume a position on the ACI Board of Direction as a Past President member. His position replaces Anne M. Ellis, ACI President 2012-2013. Schneider joins William E. Rushing Jr., ACI President 2014 and Sharon L. Wood, ACI President 2015, to complete the requisite three Past Presidents of ACI serving on the Board as stipulated by the Institute’s Bylaws. Additionally, four members have been elected to serve on the ACI Board of Direction, each for 3-year terms: H.R. Trey Hamilton (FACI, Professor of civil engineering in the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL), Joe Hug (FACI, Technical Services Manager for The Monarch Cement Company in Humboldt, KS), William M. Klorman (FACI, President, CEO, and Founder of W.M. Klorman Construction Corporation), and Tracy D. Marcotte (FACI, an expert and professional engineer in metallurgical and materials engineering with CVM, based in King of Prussia, PA). JAMES D. HUSSIN RECEIVES ACSE GEO-INSTITUTE’S “WALLACE HAYWARD BAKER” AWARD James D. Hussin, PE, MASCE, is the recipient of the Wallace Hayward Baker Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Geo-Institute. The award was presented by Garry H. Gregory, PhD, PE, DGE, President of the Geo-Institute, on March 13, 2017, at the Geo-Frontiers 2017 conference in Orlando, FL. In receiving the career award, Hussin was cited for his “extraordinary contributions to the ground improvement industry through development of soil mixing Hussin technologies and the creative application of Vibro ground improvement” in the North American construction industry. Hussin has more than 35 years of experience in geotechnical engineering and construction. He joined Hayward Baker Inc. in 1984 as a Senior Project Engineer and in 1992 became Chief Engineer in the company’s office in Tampa, FL. In 2002, Hussin was appointed a Director at Hayward Baker Inc., and in 2015 he was named a Director at Keller Foundations LLC, Hayward Baker’s parent company. Hussin has participated in some of the largest and most challenging ground improvement projects in the United States, often involving multiple techniques. Among them are ground improvement for the Steel Creek Dam at the Savannah River Plant in South Carolina, the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia, the LNG Import Terminal in Puerto Rico, U.S. Highway 1 at Jewfish Creek near Key Largo, FL, the Wando Terminal in South Carolina, several Cape Canaveral Airforce Station launch pads, and the Herbert Hoover Dike in Florida. Hussin’s work has made a significant contribution to the practical design and construction of many types of ground modification systems. He is the author of more than 20 published papers pertaining to ground improvement, grouting, and geotechnical engineering. The Wallace Hayward Baker Award was established in 2000 by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). The award is given in recognition of creative and innovative contributions in the field of ground modification. Emphasis is placed on the resourceful development of new technologies—or the creative application of existing technologies—to achieve performance not previously demonstrated in the ground modification field. Awad Poston Hamilton Hug Klorman Marcotte 68 Shotcrete | Spring 2017 www.shotcrete.org


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