Schindler named chairman of American Concrete Institute committee

Published: Feb 20, 2015 11:00:00 AM
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Anton Schindler, professor in Auburn University's Department of Civil Engineering and director of Auburn’s Highway Research Center, has been selected to serve as chairman of the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Self-Consolidating Concrete committee. The 100-member committee includes engineers, architects, researchers, educators, contractors and materials specialists from around the world. The committee focuses on self-consolidating concrete, which is a highly flowable, nonsegregating concrete that can spread into place, fill the framework and encapsulate a reinforcement without any mechanical consolidation. 

Schindler was recognized as a fellow of ACI in 2013 for outstanding contributions to concrete applications. He also received the Wason Medal for Concrete Materials Research from ACI, as well as the Frank G. Erskine Award from the Expanded Shale Clay and Slate Institute. He has been honored for excellence in teaching with the William F. Walker Merit Teaching Award from the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering and the Excellence in Teaching Award from Chi Epsilon.

Founded in 1904, the ACI is one of the world’s leading technical and educational organizations in the field of concrete with nearly 20,000 members spanning more than 120 countries.