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Doug Hooton

Professor Doug Hooton (CivE) has added to his banner year with another award, the Frank E. Richart Award, presented by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

Professor Hooton has long been recognized as a leading figure in engineering research and leadership, currently serving as NSERC/CAC Industrial Research Chair in Durable and Sustainable Concrete.

The Frank E. Richart Award, which is presented only once every three years, recognizes meritorious contributions to the Society in research and standardization with concrete and concrete aggregates.

He was also recently inducted as a 2013 Fellow in the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE) alongside 46 of his colleagues from around the country, including 13 U of T engineers.

Professor Hooton is well known as an expert on cementitious materials and concrete durability. He has been active in more than 40 industry standards, technical and code committees in both North America and Europe, and holds a number of leadership positions on these committees.

Several new standard-test methods and building-code changes related to concrete durability in Canada and the U.S. have been developed or championed by Professor Hooton based on the results of his research.

“On behalf of the Faculty, I would like to congratulate Professor Hooton on his prestigious ASTM award,” said Dean Cristina Amon. “We are delighted that he is once again being honoured for his pioneering research in the field of concrete materials.”

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