Concrete Products

DEC 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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36 • December 2018 BRIEFS ORGANIZATIONS POST-TENSIONING INSTITUTE AWARDS The Post-Tensioning Institute is accepting 2019 PTI Project Awards program entries through year's end. The 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 categories. 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 awards program is eligible. Entries can be submitted by the owner, architect, engineer, contractor or post-ten- sioning supplier. A jury of industry profession- als will judge projects' creativity, innovation, ingenuity, cost-effec- tiveness, functionality, constructability and aes- thetics. Award recipients will be honored in May during the 2019 PTI con- vention in Seattle. Entry form and addi- tional awards program details are posted at org. The American Concrete Institute is closing the year with $1 million in funding for the ACI Foundation, which supports research, schol- arships, new technologies and issues of strategic importance to the concrete industry. Double ACI's annual $500,000 commitment for the separately managed Foundation, the 2018 tally includes one-time contributions totaling $486,000 plus funding for a new Middle East Fellowship. This year has seen the ACI Foundation award 19 scholarships and fellowships, fund eight new concrete research projects, and invest in initiatives to advance new technology adoption. In addition to ACI, the Foundation receives contributions from ACI chapters, corporate donors, and individuals within the concrete community. In 2019, trustees expect to fund additional research and new strategic initia- tives, while also administering fellowships and scholarships for up to 20 students. "[Our] commitment to research, scholarships, and new tech- nologies is demonstrated through the increased funding to the Foundation," says ACI Executive Vice President Ron Burg. "The work of the Foundation is guaranteed to improve ACI's technical knowledge and make our world stronger and safer." The Association of Equipment Manufacturers has elected Deere & Co. Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing John Lagemann as 2019 Chairman; Reed International/VSS CEO Jeffrey Reed as Vice Chair; Trimble Inc. CEO Steven Berglund as Construction Equipment Sector Chair; and, Kubota Tractor Senior Vice President Todd Stucke as Treasurer. AEM staff president Dennis Slater continues as secretary.

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