FARMINGTON HILLS, MI – The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the recipients of the ACI Certification Award and the ACI Construction Award at a press conference during World of Concrete, Las Vegas, NV, USA, January 22, 2019.
Christopher J. Robinson receives the ACI Certification Award. Robinson was recognized for outstanding leadership and service on ACI Certification Committees, and tireless service in developing, promoting, supporting, and delivering ACI Certification programs.
Claude E. Jaycox receives the ACI Certification Award for outstanding service on ACI Certification Committees, and tireless service in maintaining, promoting, supporting, and delivering ACI Certification programs.
Werner K. Hellmer receives the ACI Certification Award for outstanding leadership and service on ACI Certification Committees, and tireless service in improving, promoting, supporting, and delivering ACI Certification programs.
The ACI Construction Award is awarded to Pedro Serna Ros, Juan Ángel López, Esteban Camacho Torregrosa, Juan Navarro-Gregori, and Hugo Coll Carrillo, for their paper on the construction of an Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete footbridge over the Ovejas ravine in Alicante, Spain. (Footbridge over the Ovejas Ravine in Alicante: An Economical Alternative Made Only of Ultra-High Performance Fibre-Reinforced Concrete, SP-310-41, March 2017, pp. 435-450).
Pedro Serna Ros has been a Professor in the Construction Engineering Department at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) since October 1979 and Full Professor since 2003. He has supervised 21 doctoral theses, participated in 20 competitive projects as the main researcher, and is the author of more than 100 articles in scientific journals and 200 in Congress.
Juan Ángel López is co-founder and current Project Manager of a Spanish consulting company called Research & Development Concretes (RDC), which specializes in both advanced concrete technologies and precast concrete structures. He is also a founding partner of the first and only precast company specializing in ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) structures in Spain.
Dr. Esteban Camacho has been the Innovation Manager of Research & Development Concretes (RDC) since 2015. He is co-founder of RDC and of the precast advanced concrete company PREFFOR, both located in Valencia, Spain. His research interests and vocation are focused on the integration of advanced concrete technologies in real structures for civil engineering, energy, and the blue growth sector. He is participating in several Horizon2020 projects related with durability of concrete structures, self-healing cementitious materials, and ultra-high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete.
Juan Navarro-Gregori is an Associate Professor of Structural Concrete in the Department of Civil Construction Engineering at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Valencia, Spain. He develops his research in the Institute of Concrete and Science Technology (ICITECH) at the Universitat Politècnica de València.
Hugo Coll Carrillo is an Associate Professor in the Civil Engineering Department at the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), Valencia, Spain, and Founding Partner and C.E.O. at Research & Development Concretes S.L.
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