The American Concrete Institute (ACI) has presented its Distinguished Achievement Award to the Cement Council of Texas (CCT). The award was presented at the ACI Spring 2012 Convention in Dallas, Texas, March 18.

The award is given to ACI nonmembers who have made notable contributions to the advancement of the concrete industry.   

CCT promotes the sustainable use of cement and concrete, including concrete pavements, soil cement, and high-performance building systems. CCT, celebrating 25 years this March, was incorporated by Texas cement shippers in 1987.

CCT has organized hundreds of conferences, seminars, and presentations over the past quarter century, training countless industry professionals in state-of-the-art practices. Most significantly, CCT and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have produced, since 2000, a biennial concrete conference presenting paving and bridge advances to hundreds of TxDOT engineers, contractors, and consultants.  Also, in the past year alone, CCT has offered multiple seminars on mainline paving, parking lots, pervious concrete, soil cement, and roller compacted concrete (RCC).  These have extensively used ACI documents produced by Committees 330, 522, 230, and 325/327, respectively.

CCT has promoted and influenced numerous construction initiatives, including:

· Installation of three phases of RCC pavement at the Port of Houston’s Bayport Terminal, collectively the largest placement of RCC pavement in the U.S.

· Construction of over 100 low income insulated concrete form homes, financed with HUD Community Development funds, in Lubbock.

· Promoting the implementation of full depth reclamation of asphalt pavements as a standard sustainable practice in numerous Texas agencies, including TxDOT, and the cities of Fort Worth, and Dallas.

· Ensuring that economical, long-lasting concrete paving alternatives are developed for recent local toll road projects in East Texas and the Rio Grande Valley, where asphalt roads are normally installed.

For more information on the Distinguished Achievement Award, please visit www.concrete.org.