The Louisiana Chapter of ACI is interested in educating all members of the community in the proper use and benefits of concrete. There are local experts in the concrete field to help pass on information and answer questions concerning concrete. Take a look at our website to see all the functions our chapter holds that our members benefit from.
ACI is proud to announce that the first recipient of the Darrell F. Elliot Louisiana Fellowship is Rebecca Nylen. Ms. Nylen just graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in May 2016. Her first exposure to concrete was when she joined her university’s concrete canoe team and helped with the mix design, formwork and pouring of concrete. Her work in numerous lab settings, honor societies, and even on the track and field team at Auburn is extremely impressive. But she did not stop there; Rebecca became a founding member of Auburn’s ACI Student Chapter, and started Auburn’s first ACI student competition team that participated in the FRP composites competition at the spring 2015 ACI Convention in Kansas City. She has been accepted to the Georgia Tech Ph.D. program where she intends on advancing concrete research. Not only does Rebecca exemplify all of the qualities that the Louisiana Chapter finds commendable, but her fascination of the materials side of concrete represents Darrell Elliot’s appreciation of concrete. She also shares his desire for seeking and sharing knowledge with others. ACI Louisiana is excited for Rebecca’s future in the concrete industry and wishes her the best with her studies and research.
The 2015 Project Awards and 2016 Officers were presented Friday at the Metairie Country Club. CenturyLink took home 1st place for their Technology Center of Excellence and Parking Garage while Chris Caroll and Jacob Benton received 2nd for their Modular Strong-Block Testing System at University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Both projects will continue on to the ACI International Competition for 2016.
Gavin Gillen was awarded with the Chapter Activities Award for his hard work and dedication to the chapter. The Distinguished Chapter Member was renamed the “Darrell Elliot Distinguished Chapter Member,” in honor of Mr. Elliott who passed away last April.
ACI Louisiana is proud to co-host the Louisiana Civil Engineering Conference and Show with ASCE. The September 2017 conference marked our 27th anniversary and was enjoyable for attendees, speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors. The next conference will be held on September 26 and 27, 2018, for more details see the associated website