The American Concrete Institute (ACI) honored over 100 professionals, groups, and companies during the The Concrete Convention and Exposition Opening Session and Awards Program, in Milwaukee, WI. 

The program began with ACI's highest honor, the induction of five new Honorary Members—John A. Bickley, David Darwin, Vitervo Astrubal O’Reilly Diaz (posthumously), W. Calvin McCall, and Cloyd E. (Joseph) Warnes. This honor recognizes persons of eminence  in the field of the Institute’s interest, or one who has performed extraordinary meritorious service to the Institute. ACI then honored 25 individuals who were 50-Year Members before honoring 30 Fellows for their outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products, and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction or management.

To conclude the evening, the following medals and awards were presented:

ARTHUR R. ANDERSON MEDAL- Colin L. Lobo
ROGER H. CORBETTA CONCRETE CONSTRUCTOR AWARD- James N. Cornell II
JOE W. KELLY AWARD- Frank J. Vecchio
HENRY L. KENNEDY AWARD- Lawrence F. Kahn
ALFRED E. LINDAU AWARD- Jorge I. Segura
HENRY C. TURNER MEDAL- Instituto del Cemento y del Hormigón de Chile
CHARLES S. WHITNEY MEDAL- Gary J. Klein, Sami Hanna Rizkalla, Gregory W. Lucier, Paul Zia
CEDRIC WILLSON LIGHTWEIGHT AGGREGATE CONCRETE AWARD- Erik Holck
CONCRETE SUSTAINABILITY AWARD – John W. Roberts, Larry Rowland, Alan Sparkman
ACI CERTIFICATION AWARD – Alejandro Durán Herrera, Joe Hug, John R. Wilson
ACI YOUNG MEMBER AWARD FOR PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT- Zachary C. Grasley, Ishita Manjrekar
WASON MEDAL FOR MOST MERITORIOUS PAPER- Rémy D. Lequesne, José A. Pincheira
ACI CONSTRUCTION AWARD- Ahmed Osman, Whitney Morris, Ahmad Mohamed El-Magdoub
WASON MEDAL FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH- Hugh H. Wang, Delia de Leon Guajardo, Hamid Farzam
CHESTER PAUL SIESS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN STRUCTURAL RESEARCH- H.S. Lew, Yihai Bao, Santiago Pujol, Mete A. Sozen
ACI DESIGN AWARD- Roberto T. Leon, Weng Yuen Kam, Stefano Pampanin
DELMAR L. BLOEM DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD- Mary Beth Deisz Hueste, Jeffrey W. Coleman, Sri Sritharan, Barzin Mobasher
CHAPTER ACTIVITIES AWARD-Xiomara Sapon-Roldan, Jeffrey Tanabe
WALTER P. MOORE, JR. FACULTY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- Gaurav N. Sant
ACI EDUCATION AWARD- Jay H. Paul, Lance Boyer
DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARD- Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association
The Distinguished Achievement Award is given to nonmembers who have made notable contributions to the advancement of the concrete industry. Wisconsin Ready Mixed Concrete Association was awarded for providing the advancement of the concrete industry through advocacy and legislative action, promotion, and education.