Two of the following will be your instructors:
Neal S. Anderson, PE, SE, FACI, FPCI, Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institutes (CRSI), Schaumberg, IL. As Vice President of Engineering, Anderson is responsible for the technical engineering operations of CRSI. Prior to CRSI, he was a structural engineer for 21 years for WJE, extensively involved with the investigation and rehabilitation of several reinforced and precast/prestressed concrete structures. He also served as one of the principal investigators for PCI’s extensive research program on the behavior and design criteria of headed stud anchorages. Anderson is a member of ACI 318 - Structural Building Code, 318B – Reinforcement, 318-C Analysis, 355 – Anchorage, 445 - Shear and Torsion, C601A – Adhesive Anchor Certification, CRC – Concrete Research Council, and the ACI Board of Directors; and serves on several CRSI and PCI technical committees.
Ronald A. Cook, PhD, PE, FACI, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, University of Florida. He is past chairman of ACI 355 Anchorage to Concrete and a member of ACI 318 Structural Concrete Building Code and ACI 349 Concrete Nuclear Structures. In addition to ACI activities, he is a member of ASCE 7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures, past-chairman of the ASCE 7 Committee on Wind Loads, member of the ASTM Committee on Structural Connections, and member of the International Federation for Structural Concrete Task Group on Fastenings. He is a registered professional engineer and his work experience includes 3 years in construction, 11 years in engineering design, and the past 24 years in engineering education and research at UF.
Catherine E. French, PhD, FACI, FPCI, IT Distinguished Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Minnesota. French received her B.C.E. degree from the University of Minnesota, and her M.S.C.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her technical specializations are behavior of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures; wind and earthquake effects; connections; repair and retrofit; development of effective force testing (EFT) earthquake simulation technique; bridges; new materials (high-strength concrete, FRP); corrosion; and durability. French has served on the ACI Board of Direction and is a member of ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code and chair of subcommittee B, Reinforcement and Development. Her professional affiliations include the American Society of Civil Engineers, Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute. She has received several awards including the ACI Henry L. Kennedy Award, ACI Reinforced Concrete Research Council Arthur J. Boase Award, and ASCE Raymond C. Reese Research Prize, and she has published more than 120 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings.
Robert J. Frosch, PhD, PE, FACI, is a Professor of Civil Engineering at Purdue University. He received his BSE from Tulane University and his MSE and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. He currently serves as Chair of ACI Subcommittee 318-D, Flexure and Axial Loads: Beams, Slabs, and Columns, and is immediate Past-Chair of ACI Committee 224, Cracking. He is also a member of ACI Committees 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; 440, Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Reinforcement; the ACI Membership Committee; ACI Subcommittee 318-SC, 318 Steering Committee; and Joint ACI-ASCE Committees 408, Development and Splicing of Deformed Bars and 445, Shear and Torsion. He is a member of the PCI Technical Activities Council and the PCI Research & Development Council. His research interests include the design and behavior of structural concrete, earthquake engineering, bridge engineering, and the repair and rehabilitation of structures. His excellence in teaching and research has been recognized at Purdue through his receipt of the Harold Munson Teaching Award, the Edmund M. Burke Outstanding Professor Award, and the Roy E. and Myrna Wansik Civil Engineering Research Award. He is the recipient of the ACI Young Members Award for Professional Achievement, the PCI Young Educator Achievement Award, and the University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.
S. K. Ghosh, PhD, FACI, President, S.K. Ghosh Associates Inc., Palatine, IL and Laguna Niguel, CA, and Adjunct Professor, Civil Engineering, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. Ghosh is known internationally for his work in earthquake engineering and specializes in analysis and design, including earthquake resistant design of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures. He is an ACI Fellow, and serves on ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code and ACI-ASCE-TMS 530 Masonry Standards Joint Committee. He is a former member of the ACI Technical Activities Committee and (currently serves on) and a former member of the ACI Board of Direction. Ghosh served for many years on the Board of Direction of the Building Seismic Safety Council and is currently a member of the Provisions Update Committee of that organization. He (currently serves on) is a former member of the Board of Direction of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute and is a member of ASCE Committee 7 on Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures. He is active on many other national technical committees. He has published many papers and books on seismic and concrete design; he has also investigated and reported on structural performance in many earthquakes.
Neil M. Hawkins, PhD, FACI, FPCI, Dist.M.ASCE, Professor Emeritus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, and Affiliate Professor, University of Washington. Hawkins is a consulting
member of ACI 318, Structural Concrete Building Code, and several 318 subcommittees. He is a member
of ACI 215, Fatigue of Concrete; ACI 408, Bond and Development of Reinforcement; ACI-ASCE 445, Shear and Torsion; ACI 446, Fracture Mechanics; ACI-ASCE 550, Precast Concrete Structures: and ITG-5, Seismic Design of Unbonded Post-tensioned Precast Concrete Walls Systems. He also serves on several technical committees of ASCE and its Structural Engineering Institute where he is a member of the ASCE/SEI Main
Committee 7 on Minimum Design Loads and a member of its Seismic Task Committee where he chairs the concrete structures sub-committee. He is a past member of the Building Seismic Safety Council's Provisions Update Committee, and serves or has served on committees of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, the Post-Tensioning Institute, the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Cooperative Highway Research Program. Over the years, Hawkins has received numerous awards for his research and the transfer of research results into practice, and he has authored or co-authored over 200 publications.
Mahmoud Kamara, PhD, Mahmoud Kamara had been PCA’s senior structural engineer for engineered buildings for more than fourteen years. He was involved in developing technical publications and coordinating and conducting seminars. He is the author and coauthor of numerous PCA publications and technical guides including; Notes on ACI 318-08 Building Code, Simplified Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings of Moderate Size and Heights and Blast Resistant Design Guide for Reinforced Concrete Structures. He is an active member of the American Concrete Institute and the American Society of Civil Engineers and he chairsACI/ASCE Joint Committee 421 Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs. He received the ACI Structural Research Award in 1992 and is the recipient of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois’ Meritorious Publication Award for 2008. Prior to joining PCA, Kamara held faculty positions at the University of Alexandria, Egypt and the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His experience also includes structural engineering design and consulting, software developingand structural forensic investigations.
Dominic J. Kelly, MS, PE, SE, Consulting Structural Engineer, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc, Boston, MA. Kelly has 20
years experience in the design of new structures, the evaluation of existing structures, the repair of damaged structures, and the strengthening of deficient structures. He is called on frequently to perform structural adequacy and failure analyses. He is an active participant in the committee work of several professional associations. Kelly is currently a member of ACI 318, Structural Concrete Building Code and its subcommittees on Shear and Torsion and on Safety, Serviceability, and Analysis. He is a member of ASCE 7 Seismic Task Committee, which prepares seismic design provisions referenced by the model building codes.
Lawrence C. Novak, SE, SECB, FACI, LEED® AP. Novak is the Director of Engineered Buildings for the Portland Cement Association (PCA). He has more than 25 years of experience as a lead structural engineer on high-rise, mid-rise and special use structures throughout the world, including seismic regions. Prior to joining PCA, he was an Associate Partner with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill where he served as the lead structural engineer for the Burj Dubai Tower, the world’s tallest building. Novak serves on several technical committees, including the American Concrete Institute’s ACI 318 committee on the Structural Concrete Building Code, ACI 445 on Shear and Torsion, ACI 445-A on Strut and Tie Modeling, ACI 209 on Creep and Shrinkage and ACI 130 on Sustainability of Concrete. He is an active member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois and he has served on the Board of Directors of several engineering organizations including SEAOI, TCA and the Illinois Engineering Hall of Fame. He has co-authored numerous publications on structural engineering and is the recipient of the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois’ Meritorious Publication Award for both 2001 and 2008, the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations’ Outstanding Structural Engineering Publication Award for 2001 and the United Kingdom’s Oscar Faber Award for 2002. In 2010, Novak was selected as the ACI educational “Speaker of the Year” and chosen as the “Centennial Lecturer” in engineering. He is the recipient of the 2010 Illinois ASCE “Citizen Engineer of the Year” Award, recognizing his extensive volunteering endeavors to inspire young minds to study math, science and engineering. In addition to being a Licensed Structural Engineer, Novak is a LEED® Accredited Professional, Certified Scaffolding Operator/Erector and a Certified Structural Peer Reviewer.
Andrew W. Taylor, PhD, SE, FACI, Associate, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Seattle, WA. Taylor has 24 years experience in structural engineering research and practice, including seven years with the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Taylor received his BSCE and MSCE degrees in 1983 and 1985 from the University of Washington, and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1990. He has extensive research experience in experimental and theoretical investigations of the seismic behavior of reinforced concrete structures. His specialties include performance-based seismic design of concrete structures, seismic base isolation, and seismic damping systems, particularly when applied to the design of critical facilities that require enhanced levels of seismic performance. Taylor is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute, a member of ACI Committee 318 – Structural Building Code, a member of the ACI Technical Activities Committee, and is Chair of ACI Committee 374 – Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings. He has served as a member of technical and advisory committees of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington, the Building Seismic Safety Council, the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research, The Portland Cement Association, and the National Research Council. He has served on reconnaissance teams following the 1994 Northridge, 1995 Kobe, and 2001 Nisqually, and 2011 Tohoku earthquakes, and is a registered Structural Engineer in the State of Washington.
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