Frank A. Kozeliski, FACI, was the Materials Engineer and Owner of Gallup Sand and Gravel Co., Gallup, NM, a family-owned ready mixed concrete company until it was sold in 2007. Currently, he is involved in the promotion of concrete through his seminars on street paving, concrete parking lots, and insulated concrete forms.
Kozeliski presents ACI Troubleshooting Concrete Construction Seminars throughout the United States. Most recently his materials were translated into Spanish and presented in a seminar in Peru and Costa Rica. He does ACI Technician Certification in New Mexico and Honduras. In 1992, Kozeliski was elected an ACI Fellow. He has received numerous awards including the 2005 ACI Chapter Activities Award, 2009 ACI Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award, and 2011 ACI Henry C. Turner Medal, and has been recognized for lifetime achievement for the promotion of concrete by the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association (NRMCA). Kozeliski also was chosen as a delegate by the People to People Ambassador Program to lecture in China, Russia, and South Africa. He became an ACI member in 1968 and will mark 50 years as a member in 2018. He originally became active in ACI because there were few members from the “wild” west.
Kozeliski previously served on the Educational Activities Committee. He is a member of ACI Committees 211, Proportioning Concrete Mixtures; 229, Controlled Low-Strength Materials; 305, Hot Weather Concreting; 308, Curing Concrete; 330, Concrete Parking Lots and Site Paving; 522, Pervious Concrete; 552, Cementitious Grouting; 555, Concrete with Recycled Materials; and S801, Student Activities. He is Past President of the New Mexico Chapter – ACI.
His research and development interests include the use of alternate materials to make concrete, such as crushed glass, shredded rubber, sludge pucky, and paper. He has used a redesigned open graded base using smaller rock and cement to make pervious concrete, creating items such as cups, business cards, coasters, and bowls.
Kozeliski received his BS in civil engineering in 1967 and his master’s degree in 1969 from New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, where he is an Honorary Member of the Academy of Civil Engineering.
He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), the National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), ASTM International, NRMCA, and Chi Epsilon, the National Civil Engineering Honor Society. Kozeliski is a licensed professional engineer in New Mexico, Texas, and Alabama.
Surendra Keshav Manjrekar
“for energetic efforts to foster ACI and the tireless promotion of certification to practicing engineers in India, and outstanding contributions to ACI international outreach activities”
Surendra Keshav Manjrekar, FACI, is the Founder and CEO of M/s. Sunanda Speciality Coatings Pvt. Ltd., a recognized leader in the manufacture of construction chemicals in India. The company was organized in 1980.
He joined ACI in 1987 and became a Fellow of the Institute in 2000. Manjrekar conducts and teaches ACI certification field testing courses in India. He was invited by the Malaysia Chapter – ACI to provide an overview of ACI’s new strategic plan for international outreach, also presenting the overview to neighboring countries. Manjrekar has been very active in the India Chapter – ACI where he served as President for several years (1998-2001, 2001-2003, and 2005-2008).
He has published more than 200 papers in various national and international journals and is a guest editor of the Construction and Building Materials Journal, Cement and Concrete Research Journal, and Revista ALCONPAT. He is a member of ASTM International, and the National Corrosion Mission in India, which was formed by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Chemicals and Petrochemicals, Government of India, and NACE India.
Manjrekar has made more than 100 keynote presentations throughout the United Kingdom, United States, Malaysia, Oman, Dubai, Sharjah, Kuwait, Romania, and Hong Kong on topics including concrete, corrosion prevention, dampproofing, repairs, and nano materials. He also made presentations at the Pittsburgh (2010) and Denver (2015) ACI conventions.
He is Chair of the R.N. Raikar International Conference “Advances in Concrete and Technology” held biennially in India. Manjrekar has participated in numerous conferences and workshops including the two-day workshop on Concrete Repair, September 2017, Monterrey and Toluca, Mexico; SCC – Self Compacting Concrete, May 2013, Chicago, IL; International Conference on Advances in Sustainable Concrete Materials & Civil Engineering Systems, April 2017, UAE; CONSEC 2016, September 2016, Lecco, Italy; International Conference on Concrete Construction, September 2008, UK; and a workshop held by the Fédération internationale du béton (fib) International Federation for Structural Concrete, February 2014, Mumbai. He also participated as a member of the International Advisory Committee for the first International Conference on Cement and Concrete Technology organized by the Institute of Concrete Technology (ICT), UK, held in Oman in November 2017.
Manjrekar was an invited guest at the ISO/TC 71 joint ACI, ANSI, and ISO meeting, March 2008, San Francisco, CA, and the ACI International Summit, July 2012, ACI Headquarters to assist in expanding ACI’s international activities.
He is the signatory to the National Skill Development Corporation, an initiative of the Ministry of Chemicals and Petrochemicals Sector Skills Council (C&PSSC), Government of India. C&PSSC works to develop standards and manpower skills for the chemicals and petrochemicals sector.
In March 2017. Manjrekar received the Industry Doyen award by the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) Government of India, the highest recognition of the construction industry in India.
Manjrekar received his PhD from Bombay University, Bombay, Maharashtra, India, in 1977.
Edward K. Rice
“for outstanding lifelong contributions in the advancement of concrete and cement technology and particularly shrinkage-compensating cements”
Edward K. Rice, FACI, began his career at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, in 1951, when he joined the Engineering Faculty as a Lecturer in Engineering.
His career has been characterized by passion for construction, creativity, and concrete technology, and an ongoing pursuit of solutions to human problems in a technological society. Rice worked with Alexander Klein in the development of Type K cement. He holds 27 patents in cement and concrete technology. He is the inventor of the single-strand post-tensioning system, which is in worldwide use today. Rice was the developer of the Los Angeles World Trade Center, and a partner in downtown Plaza Associates, developers of eight blocks in downtown Sacramento, CA.
He is a member of ACI Committees 223, Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete, and 524, Plastering. Rice has been an ACI member for more than 65 years and became a Fellow of the Institute in 1997. He is also a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Rice has received many awards including the 1987 UC Berkeley Distinguished Engineering Alumnus, induction to the Post-Tensioning Institute Hall of Fame in 2005, the 2002 UCLA Engineering Service Award, and the 2013 UCLA Lifetime Contribution Award . In 2013, he was named an honorary member to ASTM International Committee CO1, Cement.
He served on the UC Berkeley Engineering Advisory Board from 2003 to 2008 and the UCLA School of Engineering Advisory Board since 1990.
Rice received his BS and MS in civil engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA., in 1949 and 1951, respectively.