World of Concrete has a legacy of bringing innovation to the jobsite. Bob Weatherton received the first Legacy Award presented by World of Concrete three years ago for his contributions to the concrete industry. Last year, WOC established the Bob Weatherton Award as a way to keep that legacy alive.

In keeping that legacy alive, while highlighting the Concrete Industry Management’s (CIM) similar success in training our industry’s next generation, students from program universities, California State University (Chico), Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Texas State University, were once again invited to present their industry papers during WOC for the honor of receiving the Award. The subject matter of the presentations was determined by the students with support from their faculty advisor; topics ranged from applied material research, studies on improving contractor efficiency, and new business development.

The award, along with a $2,500 scholarship, was presented on Tuesday, Feb. 2, to Jerhard Evangelista, from New Jersey Institute of Technology. The runner-up was Braden Byrd, of Texas State University.

Bob Weatherton (right) presents award of recognition to Jerhard Evanglista.
Credit: World of Concrete Bob Weatherton (right) presents award of recognition to Jerhard Evanglista.

Other presenters this year included:

  • Natalie Martin
  • Roger Insyxiengmay
  • Lauren Rose
  • Alex Burkhart
  • Maxwell (Max) Morgan

Designed to provide graduates with a broad array of initial opportunities within the concrete industry, the CIM program supplies the industry with future managers and leaders. CIM is a business intensive program providing solid management skills that are applicable in any industry, but developed specifically for the concrete industry.

The papers and presentations were judged by a panel of industry professionals who selected the best paper/presentation. Congratulations to all the participants and winner of this great program. We look forward to your future contributions to the concrete industry.