2010

2010 Honorary Members

Daniel L. Baker

Daniel L. Baker is President and CEO of Baker Concrete Construction, Inc., located in Monroe, OH. In 1968, he started Baker Concrete; and now, 41 years later, Baker Concrete is nationally recognized as a leader in the concrete construction industry.

An ACI member since 1975, he served as ACI President and Vice President in 2001 and 2000, respectively; and was a member of the ACI Board of Direction from 1993 to 2005; the ACI Membership Committee from 1990 to 1993; the ACI Construction Oversight Committee from 1993 to 1997; the ACI Foundation Committee from 1993 to 2003, and the ACI Financial Advisory Committee from 1993 to 1999. Baker served on the ACI Concrete Research and Education Foundation (ConREF) Executive Committee from 1999 to 2003, the ACI Committee on Nominations from 1997 to 1998 and 2002 to 2005; the ACI Strategic Planning Oversight Committee from 1997 to 2000; the ACI International Membership Committee from 2002 to 2008; and the ACI Technical Activities Committee from 2001 to 2002. He was Chair of the ACI Construction Liaison Committee from 1992 to 1996 and the ACI Certification Programs Committee from 1996 to 1999, and a member and Chair of the ACI Standards Board Committee from 2002 to 2007 (Chair from 2007 to 2008), the ACI Honorary Membership Committee from 2002 to 2005 (Chair from 2005 to 2006), the ACI Committee for Awards on Papers from 2002 to 2003 (Chair from 2003 to 2005), and the ACI Honors and Awards Committee from 2004 to 2006 (Chair from 2004 to 2005). Baker received the ACI Roger H. Corbetta Concrete Constructor Award in 1993 and the ACI Henry L. Kennedy Award in 1999.

Angel Herrera

Angel Herrera is a Consulting Professional Engineer in San Juan, PR. He was the Managing Partner of CMA Architects & Engineers LLP, a multidisciplinary firm based in San Juan, PR, until his retirement at the end of 2000. He has presented papers and chaired sessions at ACI conventions. He is a member of ACI Subcommittees 318-L, International Liaison, and 318-WA, International Workshop-Structural Concrete in the Americas, and ACI Committees 341, Earthquake-Resistant Concrete Bridges; 342, Evaluation of Concrete Bridges and Bridge Elements; and 374, Performance-Based Seismic Design of Concrete Buildings; and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 343, Concrete Bridge Design. He is a past member of the ACI International Committee and the Fellows Nomination Committee. He was responsible for technical matters at two ACI conventions held in Puerto Rico. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and a member of the College of Engineers and Surveyors of Puerto Rico.

Herrera received his BS in civil engineering from the University of Havana, Havana, Cuba, in 1957, and his MS in civil engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR, in 1979. He has authored or coauthored papers published in various technical journals.

His research interests include the use and development of concrete as the preferred material for the construction of infrastructure, institutional and commercial buildings, and housing.

Herrera has practiced forensic engineering in federal and state courts. He is a licensed professional engineer in Puerto Rico, Florida (ret.), Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Arizona.

Brad D. Inman

Brad D. Inman completed a 41-year career in construction in 2003 as Director of Construction for the renovation, seismic retrofitting, and reconstruction of the historic San Francisco Main Library into the Asian Art Museum. Prior to that, he worked at Guy F. Atkinson Co.; Charles Pankow Companies; and Taisei America, producing commercial and residential projects using various structural concrete applications.

He is a member of the ACI Construction Liaison Committee and ACI Committees E-703, Concrete Construction Practices, and 120, History of Concrete. He is a past member of the ACI Educational Activities Committee, the Publications Committee, the Responsibility in Concrete Construction Committee, and the Financial Advisory Committee. He received the ACI Roger H. Corbetta Concrete Constructor Award in 2003. He is a Past President and Board member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), where he continues to work to improve the skill and professionalism of the concrete practitioner and to facilitate more effective working relationships between the professional and engineering side of the industry and the construction implementers.

His research interests include the application of innovative business tools and structural concrete methods to produce successful projects for clients. These include design/build project delivery and the use of flying forms, slipforming, precasting, and precast as formwork to realize more efficient building frames.

Inman received his BS in civil engineering from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, in 1962.

H. S. Lew

H. S. Lew, as Senior Research Engineer, directs a broad range of research programs in the field of structural engineering. He joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1968. He became Chief of the Construction Safety Section; the Structural Evaluation Section; and the Structures Division in 1978, 1985, and 1989, respectively. Prior to joining NIST, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX.

He served on the ACI Board of Direction from 1987 to 1990 and the Technical Activities Committee from 1989 to 1995, chaired the Board of Trustees of the ACI Concrete Research and Education Foundation (ConREF), and serves on the ACI Concrete Research Council. He is a member of ACI Committees 228, Nondestructive Testing of Concrete; 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; and 347, Formwork for Concrete. He served on the ACI Convention Committee; the ACI International Committee; the ACI Chapter Activities Committee; and ACI Committees 214, Evaluation of Results of Tests Used to Determine the Strength of Concrete; 348, Structural Safety; and 437, Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Structures.

Lew received the ACI Wason Medals for Materials Research and for Most Meritorious Paper 1980 and 1988, respectively; the ACI Henry L. Kennedy Award in 1990; the ACI Chapter Activities Award in 1995; and the ACI Henry C. Turner Medal in 1999. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), an Honorary Member of the Architectural Institute of Korea, and a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. He was selected as the U.S. Department of Commerce “Engineer of the Year” in 1995.

Lew received his BS in architectural engineering from Washington University, St. Louis, MO; his MS in civil engineering from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA; and his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1960, 1963, and 1967, respectively. He is a licensed professional engineer in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and New York.

Surendra P. Shah

Surendra P. Shah is a Walter P. Murphy Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the pioneering, internationally recognized National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center for Advanced Cement-Based Materials (ACBM) at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He is an Honorary Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University and past Honorary Professor at L’Aquilla University and the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India.

An ACI Fellow since 1976, Shah served as Chair and is a member of ACI Committees 215, Fatigue of Concrete, and 544, Fiber Reinforced Concrete. He is a member of ACI Committees 548, Polymers and Adhesives for Concrete; and 549, Thin Reinforced Cementitious Products and Ferrocement; and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 446, Fracture Mechanics of Concrete. He is a past member of the ACI Technical Council on High Strength Concrete and the ACI Editorial Committee. He received the ACI Arthur R. Anderson Award in 1989 (personal) and 1999 (for ACBM); the ACI Illinois Chapter Henry Crown Award in 2000; an ACI Honorary Symposium, Concrete: Material Science to Application, A Tribute to Surendra P. Shah, in 2002; and the ACI Foundation CRC Robert E. Philleo Award in 2006. He is a member of ASCE and ASTM International, and the National Academy of Engineering. He is also a Fellow of the Indian Academy of Engineering and a Foreign Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He co-authored two textbooks, published more than 400 journal articles, co-edited approximately 20 symposium volumes, and was the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, Materials and Structures. He has been Principal Advisor for more than 100 graduate students and 60 post-doctoral fellows. His research interests include promoting cement and concrete research globally.

Shah received his BE from B.V.M. College in Bombay, India; his MS from Lehigh University, Lehigh, PA; and his PhD from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, in 1959, 1960, and 1965, respectively.

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