Michael J. Paul Elected President of American Concrete Institute

SOURCE: ACI | April 28, 2024

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announces its 2024-2025 president, vice president, and four board members.

Michael J. Paul has been elected to serve as president of the Institute for 2024-2025, and Scott M. Anderson has been elected ACI vice president for a two-year term. Additionally, four members have been elected to serve on the ACI Board of Direction, each for three-year terms: Corina-Maria Aldea, James H. Hanson, Werner K. Hellmer, and Enrique Pasquel.

Michael J. Paul, FACI, has more than 40 years of construction and engineering experience and is a recognized leader in the concrete industry. He currently serves as Principal Structural Engineer for Larsen & Landis, Inc., based in Philadelphia, PA. In this role, he oversees the engineering, documentation, and management of structural engineering for commercial, institutional, industrial, recreational, and residential projects. Paul’s experience includes troubleshooting, repair, restoration, and rehabilitation of existing concrete structures, in addition to new structure design.

A Fellow of ACI, Paul’s leadership and volunteer efforts with ACI amass a long list. He presently serves as a Trustee of the ACI Foundation and a member of the Foundation’s Financial Task Group and Legal Task Group. He recently stepped down as Chair of the ACI Foundation Development Committee. Paul is also Chair of the ACI Board Task Group on Centers of Excellence, immediate past Chair of the ACI Membership Committee, and a member of the ACI Financial Advisory Committee. His previous service to ACI, which extends nearly 40 years, includes the Board of Direction, Chair of the International Project Awards Committee, and ACI Committee 124, Concrete Aesthetics, for which he edited the “Notable Concrete” series produced for ACI conventions and excerpted in Concrete International. In addition, he served on the editorial review panel for both Sustainable Concrete Guides of the U.S. Green Concrete Council. He is a member or past member of several other ACI committees, including 120, History of Concrete. A frequent speaker and author on concrete topics, Paul has contributed several articles to Concrete International on projects involving the renovation or restoration of historic concrete structures. Paul received the 2018 ACI Strategic Advancement Award and the 2023 ACI Foundation Building the Future Award.

In addition to his ACI activities, Paul is an active member of ASTM International, serving on ASTM Committee E06, Performance of Buildings, and is a past member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), having served on the editorial panel of the Leadership and Management in Engineering journal. He is a member of the Historic Preservation Commission of the Town of Oro Valley, AZ, USA, and is acting coordinator in the state Disaster Assistance Program for the Arizona Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

Paul’s contribution to the industry is also evidenced by his 20 years of undergraduate teaching. Paul was the Coordinator for the Senior Design capstone course in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA. The course received the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) Engineering Award Grand Prize in 2010.

Before joining Larsen & Landis, Inc., Paul held engineering positions with Built Form, LLC; Duffield Associates; Thornton Tomasetti; Guardian Companies; and Gredell & Paul, among others. He has received numerous honors and awards from professional, technical, and community organizations, including the 2008 Engineer of the Year Award from the ASCE Delaware Section.

Paul received his BA from Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH, USA, and his MSCE and MArch from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. He is a licensed professional engineer, a licensed architect (AIA), and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED AP).

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