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Recognition Award

Each year, the ACI Board of Directors evaluates the possibility of awarding a Recognition Award to someone who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of cement concrete technology during his career. You can send suggestions to the Local President and the General Manager by clicking on the following link: Suggestions. Thank you !

Names

Year

The 2020 Recognition Award was given to Benoit Fournier. Ing., Ph.D, professor in the department of geology and geological engineering at Laval University and expert, in particular, in the expansive reaction of aggregates in concrete (iron sulphides in aggregates and alkali-aggregate reaction). The award was presented to him for all his efforts and hard work over the past 30 years in the concrete industry, locally, nationally and internationally. He has, and is still very involved in international standards committees, but especially national (CSA). Thank you Benoit for all these accomplishments in concrete science! 2020
Given to Michel Pigeon, founder of the CRIB and former rector of Laval University. 2019

Engineer in the field of concrete, emeritus researcher, valued collegue, the prize is given posthumously to Philippe Pinsonneault.

2018

Pierre Lacroix has been serving the City of Montreal since 2003. Mr. Lacroix has been a member of the local for more than 25 years, during which time he was president twice. He is known for being a passionate, innovative and responsive person.

2017

Given to all members of the local for their participation in the various activities of the local as well as for their involvement.

2016

In 2015, the Board of Directors decided to award three "Recognition Awards" :

  • Gerry Ierfino, Lafarge Canada for more than 40 years
  • Marc Bouliane, 47 years in the concrete field (Miron et Ciment Québec)
  • Jean-Claude Leduc, Holcim - development of admixtures, cement and binders
2015
Claude Bédard, President of Adjuvants Euclid Canada Inc. and Senior Vice President, Euclid Chemical Company. Mr. Claude Bédard has worked for many years at ACI, both locally and internationally. His constant motivation, improvement, development and sharing of knowledge in the field. 2014
Richard Morin has been serving the City of Montreal for 25 years. His peers recognize in him his rigour for quality, his sense of communication, his constant concern for the improvement of techniques and, finally, his consideration for taxpayers. He always has in mind the durability of the works defending certification, particularly that of the BNQ. 2013
Kamal H. Khayat from the Université de Sherbrooke. His main research focuses on the rheology and workability of cement grouts, mortars and concretes, the stability of fresh concrete, mechanical properties, viscoelastic and structural performance of special concretes. 2012
Louis Carol Duchesne, Director General of the ABQ, for his contribution to the development of concrete pavements and the promotion of the certification of ready-mixed concrete plants. 2011

Roger Daudelin, Careers St-Dominique for his long involvement in promoting the use of compacted concrete roll.

2010

Pierre-Louis Maillard, Eng. Canadian Cement Association

2009

Guy Roberge of Produits Chimiques Handy.

2008

In 2007, the Executive Board decided to award two "2007 Recognition Awards" :

  • André Bisaillon, retiree and one of the founders of Concrete Laboratory Ltd - Groupe Qualitas.
  • Jean Bérard, geologist and retired professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal. He was the first Quebec researcher to focus on alkali-aggregate reactions in concrete.
2007

In 2006, the Executive Board decided to award three "2006 Recognition Awards" :

  • George Cameron, Ciment Québec.
  • Yves Lapalme, Lafarge Canada.
  • François Lemaire, Demix Béton.

2006

Jules Houde, Professor at École Polytechnique de Montréal.

2005

Jacques Beaulieu, ing., Qualitas - Laboratoire de Béton ltée.

2004

Marc André Bérubé, Geology professor at Université Laval.

2003

Maurice Marcil, Treasurer-Secretary of the ACI Local.

2001

Daniel Vézina, Transports Québec, use of new technologies.

2000

Pierre-Claude Aïtcin, Université de Sherbrooke.

1998

Mohan Malhotra, CANMET, founding member.

1997

Gilbert Haddad, Terratech, member for more than 30 years.

1996