Awarded the Concrete Sustainability Award at the American Concrete Institute Convention
The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is pleased to announce Midwest Region Manager David Shepherd, AIA, has received the Concrete Sustainability Award by The American Concrete Institute. He was selected for the recognition for his “…exemplary achievement, groundbreaking research and service to ACI and the concrete industry.”
In his role at CRSI since 2019, Shepherd is responsible for the processes and promotion of the benefits of reinforced concrete in the Midwest Region. A licensed architect, Shepherd has more than 35 years of experience in the construction industry. Prior to CRSI, he spent 18 years at the Portland Cement Association where he most recently held the position of director of sustainable development, and previously as residential technology program manager.
Shepherd also worked for a commercial general contractor, was a construction manager for a leading real estate investment/management company, and was a principal of a residential design/build business. He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Architecture from the University of Illinois.
ACI annually recognizes select professionals, groups, and companies for their outstanding contributions and dedication to ACI and the concrete industry. Awardees were recognized at the ACI Virtual Concrete Convention which was held March 28-April 1.
Founded in 1924, the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute is a technical institute and Standards Developing Organization that stands as the authoritative resource for steel reinforced concrete construction. Among the nation’s oldest trade associations, CRSI offers many industry-trusted technical publications, standards documents, design aids, reference materials and educational opportunities. CRSI’s members represent more than 80 percent of the U.S. manufacturers, fabricators and placers of steel reinforcing bar and related products with more than 600 locations in 49 states, and with 15,000+ employees. Members produce, fabricate and install approximately 9 million ton of reinforcing steel per year using scrap steel in efficient manufacturing operations. It is estimated that the industry impacts more than 75,000 people in steel transportation and placement in North America. The CRSI membership also includes professionals across the country who are involved in the research, design and construction of steel reinforced concrete. CRSI staff comprises a nationwide region network of industry professionals. For more info, visit www.crsi.org.