Chair, Professor Antonio Nanni Receives ACI Foundation’s Arthur J. Boase Award

Chair, Professor Antonio Nanni Receives ACI Foundation’s Arthur J. Boase Award

By Matthew Perez

Chair, Professor Antonio Nanni Receives ACI Foundation’s Arthur J. Boase Award

By Matthew Perez
Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Chair and Professor Antonio Nanni has received the Arthur J. Boase Award from the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Foundation for his outstanding research, knowledge and leadership.

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) honored Antonio Nanni, chair and professor in the College of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, for his exemplary achievement, groundbreaking research, and service to ACI and the concrete industry. 

Specifically, for his outstanding research in concrete and pioneering work with fiber reinforced polymer composites; along with the knowledge, leadership, and accomplishments to bring applied research into practice for the development of ACI guidelines, standards, codes, as well as specifications for the concrete industry.

Nanni received the Arthur J. Boase Award, given in memory of a former chairman of the ACI Building Code Committee and ASCE Committee on Masonry and Reinforced Concrete, who was the driving force behind the creation of the Reinforced Concrete Research Council in 1948, now the Concrete Research Council. The Arthur J. Boase Award is given in recognition of a person, persons, or an organization for outstanding research in the structural concrete field or for outstanding contributions to the advancement of concrete technology through application of the results of structural concrete.

[Dr. Nanni’s] contributions to industry and to ACI and its community help to support progress, innovation, and collaboration,” explained Ann M. Masek, executive director of the ACI Foundation. “[His] work exemplifies our fundamental tenet - getting knowledge into practice.”