Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute holds successful convention
The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) hosted a successful convention past month in Kansas City, Missouri. Highlights from the 5-day party provided awarding associates 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 more thrilled about the accomplishment of the 2022 PCI Conference,” stated PCI president and main government officer Bob Risser. “Everyone was satisfied to be back together. Thanks to the several volunteer associates and the PCI staff for making the meetings so prosperous. Congratulations also to the award winners and the new associates of the PCI board of administrators.”
Just one new officer was elected for a 2022 term on the board of directors. Jim Fabinski of EnCon Colorado was elected secretary-treasurer. Nine some others have been elected as new board users: Ned Cleland of Blue Ridge Style Brandon Farley of EnCon Subject Products and services Troy Jenkins of Northeast Prestressed Products Cheryl Lang of Tindall Andrew Osborne of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Richard Potts of Conventional Concrete Solutions Ben Spruill of Gulf Coastline Pre-Stress Associates Kimberly Wacker of WELLS and Lee Wegner of Forterra Structural Precast.
Through the PCI membership conference and awards luncheon, various folks had been recognized for their contributions.
Michael Lanier, the retired chair of BergerABAM in Federal Way, Washington, was introduced 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 incorporate serving on the board in 1984-85 and 2003-09. He was also a PCI Basis trustee from 2001-09, chairing its to start with Innovative Know-how 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 retains the Phil M. Ferguson professorship in civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Carlson is a structural engineer and undertaking supervisor at the Consulting Engineers Group in Mount Prospect, Illinois. Krohn was a member of the PCI staff members for 19 years, as technical solutions manager, specialized director, and handling director of technical actions. Morcous is a professor at the Durham University of Architectural Engineering and Design at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Switzer is revenue and marketing supervisor for Dura-Tension Inc. Van Kampen is design-build system director at Kerkstra Precast in Grandville, Michigan.
Every yr, PCI Cares raises funds for a charity in the PCI Convention’s host town. This 12 months, extra than $1300 was raised for the Harvesters Group Foodstuff Network, which gives food and house items to much more than 760 nonprofit companies, together with emergency food stuff pantries, community kitchens, homeless shelters, children’s residences, and others.