The American Concrete Institute has announced that Stephen S. Szoke will join the staff in January 2017, in a new position concentrating on global efforts to disseminate and position ACI’s codes, standards and certification programs for the benefit of both the industry and public at large.

Szoke will work with the ACI engineering team to focus on expanding relationships with technical and regulatory authorities to advance adoption of ACI’s codes and standards, while working with industry groups to develop, implement and support code development programs.

“I’m pleased and excited that Steve will be joining the ACI staff,” stated Ronald G. Burg, ACI executive vice president. “His expertise as an engineer, and proponent of technical codes and standards, expands ACI’s efforts to develop and disseminate consensus-based concrete knowledge. Steve’s experience will aid in the global adoption and use of ACI codes, standards, and certification programs, fulfilling ACI’s vision of providing leadership to ensure our customers are equipped to sustainably address the needs of a changing world.”

An ACI member since 1997, Szoke is a Fellow of ACI and has been active in the Institute on a number of committees, including: Committee on Codes and Standards Advocacy and Outreach; 122-Energy Efficiency of Concrete and Masonry Systems--Joint ACI-TMS; and 216-Fire Resistance and Fire Protection of Structures--Joint ACI-TMS. Szoke’s experience includes work at the Brick Institute of America, National Concrete Masonry Association, Southeast Cement Promotion Association, Portland Cement Association, and more. Szoke is also a member of several other industry associations, including the American Society of Civil Engineers, Concrete Specifications Institute, and the International Code Council.

A registered professional engineer, Szoke received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, USA. He is also a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional of the U.S. Green Building Council and a graduate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Institute for Organization Management.

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