Concrete Products

OCT 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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34 • October 2018 an ACI technical committee must support the research concept and participate in an advisory role to the principal investigator; an individual researcher can serve as the principal investigator or co-principal inves- tigator on only one proposal submitted; and, industry partnering and project cost sharing are strongly encouraged. Principal investigators will follow the Council's RFP Application Guide. Selection of awarded projects and notifications to principal investigators occurs after the American Concrete Institute Spring Concrete Convention and Exposition. Addi- tional information can be obtained from ACI Foundation Director Ann Daugherty, Infor - mation on the last year's awarded projects and research products is posted at www. The California-based Charles Pankow Fo u n d a t i o n h a s appointed Anne Ellis, P.E., FACI, F.ASCE, as executive director, effective this month. Founder of Ellis Global and past American Concrete Institute president, she previ- ous served as a special advisor to the Board to rally support for collaborative innovation in the architecture, engineering, and construc- tion industries. Ellis succeeds Mark Perniconi, P.E., who is pursuing other opportunities. "We're grate- ful for Mark's deep contributions to the Foundation," says Board President Richard Kunnath, P.E., crediting him especially with building "many strong and vital coalitions throughout our industry to further the Foun- dation's mission." The recently chartered Global Cement and Concrete Association, London, has enlisted as new members Buzzi Unicem, Cementos Argos and Titan Cement—the parent companies of three major North America producers—and named Portland Cement Association an associate member. They join a charter-member roster that includes Cemex, CRH, HeidelbergCe- ment, LafargeHolcim, Taiheiyo and Votorantim. "GCCA was set up to provide the authorita- tive global voice for this essential sector. With every new member, that voice becomes even stronger," says GCCA President and CRH Plc CEO Albert Manifold. The Post-Tensioning Institute has opened its 2019 Project Awards cycle, accepting entries through year's end. PTI Project Awards are presented every two years and recognize excellence in post-tensioning applications in building, bridge, parking structure, slab-on- ground, industrial/special application, and repair/rehabilitation/strengthening catego- ries. Any structure that uses post-tensioning as a structural component, was constructed or rehabilitated in the past seven years, and not entered into the 2017 PTI Project Awards is eligible. Entries may be submitted by the owner, architect, engineer, contractor, or post-tensioning supplier. Winning projects will be selected by a jury of distinguished industry professionals, and entries are judged on creativity, innovation, ingenuity, cost-ef- fectiveness, functionality, constructability, and aesthetics. Awards will be presented during the 2019 PTI Convention in Seattle. Entry forms and additional details are posted at projectawards.aspx. BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS Anne Ellis

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