SKOKIE, Ill.--Portland Cement Association (PCA) named Jerry M. Spiker, PE, AIA, LEED AP, as a regional engineering manager in the Engineered Structures department. Spiker will offer technical assistance to engineers, architects, contractors, owners, and universities on the benefits of concrete structure buildings.

Spiker, located in Virginia Beach, Va., will provide support throughout the eastern portion of the United States.

Prior to joining PCA, Spiker was with the architectural and engineering firm MMM Design Group in Norfolk, Va. He has more than 25 years of design and engineering experience and was the structural engineer of record for numerous steel, concrete, and masonry projects. Spiker is the author of two Unified Facilities Criteria design guides and several guide specifications for the Department of Defense. He also was instrumental in the adoption of the International Building Code by the Department of Defense.

Spiker is a registered professional engineer in North Carolina, Virginia, and Florida as well as being a registered architect in Virginia. He holds a Masters of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary, a Masters of Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

He is active in several professional societies including the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Architects, American Concrete Institute, and the International Code Council.

About PCABased in Skokie, Ill., the Portland Cement Association represents cement companies in the United States and Canada. It conducts market development, engineering, research, education, and public affairs programs.

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