2013 Honorary Members

Kenneth B. Bondy

Kenneth B. Bondy is a retired Structural Engineer from Los Angeles, CA. He has specialized in the design and construction of post-tensioned concrete building structures for 50 years.

In March of 2010, he received the ACI Joe W. Kelly Award for contributions in education. In October of 2012, he received the ACI Foundation Concrete Research Council Arthur J. Boase Award for advancing design and construction practices in post-tensioned concrete building structures.

He is currently a member of ACI Committees 132, Responsibility in Concrete Construction; 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; 332, Residential Concrete Work; and Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete; he is also a past member of the ACI Board of Direction; the Technical Activities Committee; ACI Committees 301, Specifications for Concrete; and 314, Simplified Design of Concrete Buildings. He is a Past President of the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) and a member of the PTI Hall of Fame, Legends of Post-Tensioning, and an Honorary Member of the Structural Engineers Association of Southern California.

Bondy received his BS degree in civil engineering in 1963 and his master’s degree in structural engineering in 1964, both from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a licensed civil and structural engineer in California and has been licensed in Hawaii, Nevada, Minnesota, New Mexico, Texas, and the Territory of Guam.

Allen Face

Allen Face is CEO of Allen Face & Company in Wilmington, NC. He is a co-inventor (with his late father, Sam) of both the differential floor profile-graph and the “superflat” concrete floor. He is the author of the Fmin profile specification and control system for defined traffic floors and the ASTM E1155 FF/FL profile numbering system for random traffic floors. He is the inventor of the Dipstick®, F-Meter®, and D-Meter® floor profilers; the ScreedRail® wet screed replacement system, the FL Screed® laser-guided manual screed, and the DuctilCrete® layered slab system; and is also the author of many magazine articles on slab-on-ground design, construction methodology, quality control, and contracting practice.

He is a member of ACI Committees 117, Tolerances; 302, Construction of Concrete Floors; and 360, Design of Slabs on Ground; and ASTM Subcommittees E6, Building Performance, and E17, Roads. In 1990, he was the Construction Innovation Forum’s first recipient of their annual Nova Award for outstanding contributions to American construction technology. He was named an ACI Fellow in 1997.

In 1970, Face received his BS in naval architecture and marine engineering from the Webb Institute of Naval Architecture in Glen Cove, NY. His research interests remain in the areas of material science, mechanical design, construction methodology, quality control, and contracting practice—all pertinent to the optimization of the concrete slab-on-ground.

Per Fidjestol

Per Fidjestol has been Technical Manager with Elkem ASA Materials, Kristiansand, Norway, for 26 years. He is also an Associate Professor at Agder University, Grimstad, Norway.

He served on ACI’s Board of Direction from 1999-2001 and also served as Chair of the ACI International Activities Committee; the Internet Advisory Committee; and ACI Committee 234, Silica Fume. Fidjestol currently serves on numerous ACI Committees, including the International Partnerships & Publications Committee; the Membership Committee; and ACI Committees 130, Sustainability of Concrete; 201, Durability of Concrete; 232, Fly Ash and Natural Pozzolans in Concrete; 237, Self-Consolidating Concrete; 363, High-Strength Concrete; 365, Service Life Prediction; 506, Shotcreting; and 552, Cementitious Grouting.

He was named an ACI Fellow in 1993 and received the ACI Arthur Anderson Medal in 2002 and the ACI Henry C. Turner Medal in 2008. He is a member and Past President of the Norwegian Concrete Association, as well as the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

His research interests focus on silica fume, high-performance/high-strength concrete, chloride initiated-corrosion and particle packing.

Fidjestol received his MSc from the Norwegian Technical University in 1973.

Anthony E. Fiorato

Anthony E. Fiorato provides consulting services on engineering properties and durability of concrete; on design, construction, performance characteristics, and rehabilitation of concrete structures; and on codes and standards for concrete. He participates actively in technical societies and standards development organizations, and has served in a number of leadership positions in ACI, ASTM International, and other industry organizations.

Fiorato has lectured and published extensively, and his contributions have been recognized through numerous professional awards.

He is currently an active contributor to the development of the ACI 318 building code, and ASTM International materials and testing standards for cement and concrete. He has previously served as Executive Director of the Slag Cement Association (SCA); President and CEO of CTLGroup, an engineering, testing, and research firm; and Vice President of Research and Technical Services for the Portland Cement Association (PCA). He is a licensed structural engineer in Illinois and a licensed professional engineer in Michigan and Ohio.

Fiorato is a Fellow and Past President of ACI, and an Honorary Member and past Chair of the Board of ASTM International. In 2008, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering.

Ward R. Malisch

Ward R. Malisch, FACI, has been an ACI member for 50 years. He is currently Concrete Construction Specialist for the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC). Prior positions include ASCC Technical Director, Director of Engineering, and Senior Managing Director of ACI. Previous positions also include Director of Information Services for the Portland Cement Association (PCA), Editorial Director of Concrete Construction magazine, Quality Control Engineer for a concrete contractor, Manager of an engineering testing laboratory, and teaching/research in civil engineering at the University of Illinois-Urbana, University of Missouri-Rolla, and the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

He is a member of ACI Committee 301, Specifications for Concrete, and C640, Craftsman Certification; a past member and Chair of ACI Committee E701, Materials for Concrete Construction; and a past member of ACI Committees 302, Construction of Concrete Floors; 329, Performance Criteria for Ready Mixed Concrete; and E707, Specification Education. He has also served on the ACI Board of Direction, Financial Advisory Committee, Publications Committee, and as Secretary of the Technical Activities Committee.

Malisch received the ACI Arthur R. Anderson Medal in 2010 and the ACI Construction Award in 2011 as coauthor of a Concrete International article investigating tolerance issues related to post-tensioning elevated slabs.

He was principal author of the original ACI E701 publication “Aggregates for Concrete,” and coauthor of Tolerances for Cast-in-Place Concrete Buildings, published by ASCC. He has also authored or coauthored more than 200 articles and reports on construction-related subjects. He is currently the principal investigator for a project developing a “Users’ Guide to ‘Green’ Concrete in Building Construction” funded by the Charles Pankow Foundation.

Malisch is a member of ASTM International and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He received his BS, MS, and PhD from the University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, in 1961, 1963, and 1966, respectively.