Ward R. Malisch, technical director, American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), St. Louis, Mo., received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the ASCC on September 17, 2011 at the organization’s Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Lifetime Achievement Award is ASCC’s highest honor, acknowledging recipients for their body of work within the industry and their service to ASCC.

Malisch has answered the ASCC technical telephone hotline for 25 years. In addition to the hotline, his work on ASCC’s behalf includes 62 Troubleshooting Newsletters, 36 Position Statements, numerous technical bulletins and articles, multiple presentations, representation on industry committees, research projects, and co-authoring Tolerances for Cast-in-Place Concrete Buildings.

Malisch holds a B.S., an M.S. and a Ph.D in civil engineering from the University of Illinois. He taught engineering at several universities and worked in quality control for

Daniel Construction Company (now Fluor Corp.). He was the editor of Concrete Construction magazine for 14 years, served as director of construction information services for the Portland Cement Assn., and was a senior managing director of the American Concrete Institute.

“There is no way to adequately thank Ward for what he’s done for ASCC,” said executive director Bev Garnant. “The time, experience, knowledge of concrete, humor, patience and understanding he has shared has defined much of what ASCC is today, and has made it a stronger and more credible body.”

The ASCC is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete, and to providing them a unified voice in the construction industry. Members include concrete contracting firms, manufacturers, suppliers and others interested in the concrete industry such as architects, specifiers and distributors. There are approximately 470 member companies in the United States and 11 foreign countries.

For more information visit www.ascconline.org or call the ASCC office at 866/788-2722.