North / South America
New elected president of American Concrete Institute
Apr, 25 2012
(USA) -- James Wight, the Frank E. Richart Jr. Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI). ACI is the largest concrete organization in the world, with about 20,000 members and more than 100 chapters around the globe. Wight will serve for one year.
Wight is known for his work in earthquake-resistant design of concrete structures. His more recent research has concentrated on the strength and inelastic behavior of connections in composite structures (reinforced concrete and steel) and the use of high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete composites for earthquake-resistant design of critical members in concrete structures. He has been involved with post-earthquake damage studies following earthquakes in Mexico, Chile, Armenia, Egypt, California, Japan, and India.
He has been an active member of ACI since 1973. Read the full story at the American Concrete Institute.
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