Title: 2009 Legends of Post-Tensioning Award Winners Date: 06-04-2009
For Immediate Release
5 Legends of Post-Tensioning, 10 Fellows
and 6 TAB Award recipients are recognized at the 2009 PTI Technical Conference
Hills, Michigan – The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) announced the 2009
Legends of Post-Tensioning, PTI Fellows, and Technical Advisory Board Award
recipients Monday, May 4, at the Legends of Post-Tensioning Awards Program.
program, which was held amid PTI’s annual conference in Portland, OR, honors
individuals for career accomplishments, committee service, and various
contributions to PTI and the post-tensioning industry.
Legends are selected for their extensive career dedication to the field of
post-tensioning and the monumental impact that they have had on the industry
thereof. Gene Christian, Alan Mattock, Khaled Shawwaf, Mario Suarez
and Robert Tuttle received this
prestigious award in recognition of their significant long-term contributions
to the development of post-tensioning in North America and around the globe.
PTI Fellow award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding
contributions to the production or use of post-tensioning and who have made
significant contributions to PTI committees. A minimum of 5 years active PTI
membership is required to receive this award. The 2009 PTI Fellow inductees
are: James Cagley, Gregory Chacos, John Crigler, Jack Graves
Jr., Scott Greenhaus, Terry Johnson, Rattan Khosa, Larry Krauser,
Thomas Mathews and Harley Nethken.
PTI TAB presents awards to groups and individuals who have gone beyond the call
of duty and provided PTI with time and resources that are out of the ordinary.
There are three categories selected by TAB Members. The first award, the James
Cagley Medal for Most Active Technical Committee Chair was presented to David Goodyear for his dedication and
active involvement in the Cable-Stayed Bridge Committee. The Russell Price
award for Most Active Committee Member was given to Brian Juedes for his active involvement and contributions to the
Slab-on-Ground and Alternate Slab-on-Ground Design Committees.The Ken Bondy Award for Most Meritorious
Technical Papers was given to Brian
Swartz and Andrea Schokker for
the technical paper titled Design Guide
Development for Post-Tensioned Bridge Decks, in the August 2008 PTI JOURNAL, and Gregory Chacos for his technical paper titled Back-Up Bars for Residential Slab-on-Ground Foundations in the July
2009 PTI JOURNAL.
evening’s awards were presented by PTI President, Ken Bondy. Kris Kriofske
emceed the event infusing the program with his charisma and humor.
information about the awards program, conference, or the institute, visit the
PTI website at http://www.post-tensioning.org or
Theodore L. Neff, Executive Director
Country Club Drive
Hills, MI 48331
Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI)
Established in 1976, The
Post-Tensioning Institute is recognized as the worldwide authority on
post-tensioning. PTI is dedicated to expanding post-tensioning applications
through marketing, education, research, teamwork, and code development while
advancing the quality, safety, efficiency, profitability, and use of
post-tensioning systems. Members of the Institute include major post-tensioning
materials fabricators and manufacturers of prestressing materials in the U.S.,
Canada and Mexico, as well as companies that supply other materials, services
and equipment used in post-tensioned construction. In addition, PTI has more
than 400 professional members, including engineers, architects, inspectors and