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PCI honors fellows at 2010 awards breakfast

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. — At the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute’s 56th Awards Breakfast May 30, 2010 — during the Third International fib Congress and 2010 PCI Annual Convention & Exhibition and Bridge Conference outside Washington, D.C. — individual PCI members were named PCI Fellows for their outstanding service to and achievements in the precast concrete industry.

Recipients of the 2010 honor include Neal S. Anderson, vice president of engineering for the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute in Schaumburg, Ill.; Millard J. Barney, director of marketing for Concrete Technology Corp. in Tacoma, Wash.; John D. (Jack) Cowan, founder of John D. Cowan & Associates Inc. in Columbus, Ohio; John S. Dick, consultant, executive editor of Aspire magazine and past director of transportation systems for PCI; L. S. (Paul) Johal, past director of research and development for PCI; Frank Nadeau, vice president of technical services for Tindall Corp. in Spartanburg, S.C.; and Andrew E. N. Osborn, senior principal of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc. in New York, N.Y.

Anderson has served on PCI’s Industry Handbook, Research & Development, and Student Education committees. He contributed a new chapter on material properties for the recently released seventh edition of the PCI Design Handbook: Precast and Prestressed Concrete, and provided a complete rewrite of the anchorage provisions of chapter 6 of that book’s sixth edition. He has also served as a judge of PCI’s Engineering Student Design Competition, or Big Beam Contest, for several years.

Barney is chair of PCI’s Journal Advisory Committee. He has served two terms on PCI’s Board of Directors (2002–3 and 2006–7) and is a current member of the Bridge Producers and Pile Producers committees.

Cowan is past chair of PCI’s Membership Committee and has also served on the Bridge and Marketing committees. He was very active with the Ohio Prestressed Concrete Association, as well as a founding member of PCI of Illinois and Wisconsin. It was through his efforts that the PCI Associate Member Award program was established.

Dick is past director of transportation systems, past director of certification, and past director of structural prestressed concrete services for PCI. He has coordinated PCI’s Committee on Bridges, as well as the Bridge Producers, Pavement, Pile Producers, and Bridge Manual committees. Dick was instrumental in publishing the Precast Prestressed Concrete Bridge Design Manual; fostered a favorable environment for design and construction specifications for precast, prestressed concrete bridges by hosting AASHTO Technical Committee T-10, Concrete Bridges, at PCI Convention and Committee Days events; helped expand PCI’s awards program for bridges; and launched Aspire magazine.

Johal, past director of research and development for PCI, substantially expanded PCI’s research and development program during his 19-year tenure. He chaired PCI’s Advisory Committee on Strand Development Length Research; was secretary of the Committee on Research & Development and Ad Hoc Committee on ATLSS & PRESSS; and was a member of the Building Codes, Concrete Materials Technology, Journal Advisory, Parking Structures, Professional Member, Strand Bond, and Student Education committees. Johal received the Martin P. Korn Award for a 1975 article published in PCI Journal. In addition to his work at PCI, he has been very active with several ACI technical committees and is a Fellow of ACI as well.

Nadeau is chair of the LCA subcommittee of PCI’s Research & Development Committee. He also serves on the Parking Structures, Precast Sandwich Wall Panels, and Research & Development committees and the Sustainability Council, and is a past member of the Technical Activities Council.

Osborn is chair of PCI’s Technical Activities Council. He is a member of the Educational Activities Council and Prestressing Steel and Research & Development committees, and past chair of the Connection Details Committee.

With the distinction of fellow, PCI members are recognized for their contributions to the precast, prestressed concrete industry and topic within the areas of education, research, design, production, quality, erection, marketing, and management.