Concrete Products

FEB 2017

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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38 • February 2017 Hirschman-Egan Award. It recognizes his leadership in the transportation construc- tion industry and as one of the country's largest concrete paving contractors. Williams Brothers often places more than 2 million square yards of pavement annually, and under Pitcock's leadership, has earned what ACPA notes is a reputation for consis- tently setting and achieving high standards for production, efficiency and quality. His vision for the future has also resulted in Wil- liams Brothers operating one of the largest recycled concrete operations in the United States, demonstrating both a commitment and proficiency in sustainable construction practices long before they were in vogue. Among his achievements, he served in 1976 at the request of President Gerald Ford as a National Transportation Policy Study Com- mission representative. A 23-year ACPA member, Pitcock found- ed Williams Brothers Construction in 1955, along with Claude and John Williams. In addi- tion to leading a successful paving and bridge construction business for six-plus decades, he has served as president of the Associated General Contractors of America and AGC Tex- as Highway Branch. He is a 1949 graduate of Texas A&M University, which recognized him as Distinguished Graduate of the Department of Civil Engineering and Outstanding Alumnus of the Dwight Look College of Engineering. Vulcan Materials Corporate Manager of Tech- nical Services Robin Graves has received the Katharine and Bryant Mather Award for advanc- ing concrete technology through leadership roles in ASTM International C09 Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. The award is named for longtime C09 member Bryant Mather, whose extended Vicksburg District tenure posi- tioned him among the top cement and concrete authorities in the Army Corps of Engineers' his- tory. A 25-year ASTM member, Graves has also received the C09 Subcommittee Chairman Award in 2009 and C07 Committee on Lime and Limestone Award of Appreciation in 2012. He is presently C09 vice chairman and C07 chairman, and has also served on the ASTM board and Committee on Technical Committee Operations. At Vulcan Materials he was previously senior materials engineer, and arrived at the Birming- ham, Ala., producer following National Aggre- gates Association and Chemical Lime Co. tours of duty. He holds B.S. degrees in Geology and Computer Science from the University of South- ern Mississippi, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology and Civil Engineering from the Uni- versity of Florida. Along with ASTM, Graves is a member of the American Concrete Institute and Transportation Research Board. Separately, Forterra Building Products Vice President of Technical Marketing, North America Oliver S. Delery Jr., P.E, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Based in New Orleans, Delery has been with Forterra and predecessor Hanson Building Products since 2002, previously serv- ing as New Orleans Cement Products president and Choctaw Inc. Gulf Coast vice president. He holds a bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from Tulane University and is a licensed civil engineer in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. A member of ASTM since 1982, Delery is the past chairman of ASTM C13 Committee on Concrete Pipe and American Concrete Pipe Association. C13 presented him the Robert R. Litehiser Award in 2000, and the Award of Merit (and accompanying title of fellow) in 2013 for his leadership and contributions to concrete pipe standards development. Outside ASTM, Delery is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, Louisiana Engineering Soci- ety, American Public Works Association, and National Society of Professional Engineers. BRIEFS ACTIVITIES & APPOINTMENTS BUILDING A BER WORLD. Simem offers concept to completion for new or existing plants. When you are considering to invest in a new plant, or to re-configure your existing plant and equipment, Simem is your supplier of: Horizontal and Vertical Batching and Mixing Plants, Planetary and Twin Shaft mixers, Conveying equipment, Concrete transport equipment, Concrete recycling and slurry water treatment, Controls, Lay-out, process and design engineering services, Struc tural, Mechanical and Electrical installation services. Simem also supply continuous mixers and plants for RCC and backfilling applications. 5/mem Is your one stop on the road to Increased � efficiency and high product quality. 210 5818600 I 800 7290906 I I Visit Us At Precast Show Booth #291

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