The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) hosted a prosperous convention past month in Kansas Metropolis, Missouri. Highlights from the 5-day party incorporated awarding members for their contributions, electing Matt Devos as the institute’s new 2022 chair, honoring the PCI Fellows, and awarding the Medal of Honor.
“We could not have been far more thrilled about the success of the 2022 PCI Conference,” said PCI president and chief executive officer Bob Risser. “Everyone was content to be back alongside one another. Thanks to the a lot of volunteer users and the PCI personnel for making the conferences so effective. Congratulations also to the award winners and the new customers of the PCI board of administrators.”
A single new officer was elected for a 2022 time period on the board of directors. Jim Fabinski of EnCon Colorado was elected secretary-treasurer. Nine some others were elected as new board users: Ned Cleland of Blue Ridge Design Brandon Farley of EnCon Field Solutions Troy Jenkins of Northeast Prestressed Items Cheryl Lang of Tindall Andrew Osborne of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Richard Potts of Normal Concrete Solutions Ben Spruill of Gulf Coastline Pre-Worry Associates Kimberly Wacker of WELLS and Lee Wegner of Forterra Structural Precast.
Through the PCI membership assembly and awards luncheon, quite a few individuals had been identified for their contributions.
Michael Lanier, the retired chair of BergerABAM in Federal Way, Washington, was offered the Medal of Honor, PCI’s most prestigious award. He was named a PCI Fellow in 2002 and a PCI Titan in 2014. His several contributions to PCI involve serving on the board in 1984-85 and 2003-09. He was also a PCI Foundation trustee from 2001-09, chairing its initially Superior Technological innovation Council.
Dusty Andrews, Oguzhan (Ozzie) Bayrak, Jeffrey Carlson, Jason Krohn, George Morcous, Glen Switzer, and Chad Van Kampen ended up honored as PCI Fellows. Andrews is engineering director with Knife River Prestressed in Harrisburg, Oregon. Bayrak holds the Phil M. Ferguson professorship in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Carlson is a structural engineer and challenge supervisor at the Consulting Engineers Team in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Krohn was a member of the PCI team for 19 many years, as technological solutions supervisor, technological director, and managing director of specialized things to do. Morcous is a professor at the Durham Faculty of Architectural Engineering and Development at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Switzer is income and marketing and advertising supervisor for Dura-Strain Inc. Van Kampen is design-develop software director at Kerkstra Precast in Grandville, Michigan.
Every single calendar year, PCI Cares raises cash for a charity in the PCI Convention’s host metropolis. This yr, much more than $1300 was lifted for the Harvesters Neighborhood Food stuff Network, which delivers foods and family products and solutions to far more than 760 nonprofit organizations, such as emergency foodstuff pantries, neighborhood kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s homes, and other folks.