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Congratulations to Professor R. Doug Hooton (CivE), who has been selected to receive the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Arthur R. Anderson Medal. Established in 1972 to honour a past ACI President, this award is given for outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge of concrete as a construction material.

Professor Hooton holds the NSERC/CAC Senior Industrial Research Chair in Concrete Durability and Sustainability. He has been active on over 40 standards, technical and code committees in Canada, the United States and Europe, and has held a number of leadership positions in these organizations. In June 2010, Professor Hooton was honoured with a special named session at the International Conference on Concrete in Severe Environments. He has received the Award of Merit from the Canadian Standards Association and American Standards for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and is a Fellow of ASTM and ACI.

“Professor Hooton’s research contributions impact one of the foundations of Canadian society, our physical infrastructure,” said Cristina Amon, Dean, Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering. “We are delighted that he has been recognized for his outstanding research on concrete and cementitious materials, and for his leadership in improving standards and specifications in this field.”

Professor Hooton will receive his award on April 3, 2011 at ACI’s annual convention in Tampa, Florida.

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