The American Concrete Institute will honor Andy Scanlon with a four part symposium and reception at the ACI Fall 2011 Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Andy Scanlon, a professor of civil engineering at Pennsylvania State University for the past 24 years, has served the concrete industry in many ways including his role as Chair of ACI Committee 435, Deflection of Concrete Building Structures, and his involvement in ACI Committee 224, Cracking; 348, Structural Reliability and Safety; and 437, Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Structures. In 2011 Andy received the Delmar L. Bloem Award for his outstanding leadership on ACI Committee 435. In 2003 he was elected a Fellow of ASCE and in 1998 a Fellow of ACI.

The Andy Scanlon Symposium on Serviceability and Safety of Concrete Structures: From Theory to Practice, Parts 1-4, will cover issues related to serviceability and safety of concrete structures from both a theoretical and design perspective. Part one will be held Oct. 16, parts two and three will be held Oct. 17, and part four will be held Oct. 18. Presentations will be delivered by individuals who have worked closely with Scanlon in his areas of interest.

The Reception in Honor of Andy Scanlon will take place from 6 - 7 p.m. Oct. 17. Join ACI in recognizing Scanlon for his outstanding long-term dedication to the concrete industry.

The convention will be held at the Millennium Hotel and Duke Energy Convention Center. The Millennium Hotel is offering reduced sleeping room rates for convention attendees based on availability. Attendees who register for the convention by Sept. 18 will receive reduced registration rates.

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