Landscape Architect & Specifier News

DEC 2018

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26 Landscape Architect and Specifier News American Society of Concrete Contractors The ASCC is a non-profit concrete contractors association dedicated to enhancing the capabilities of those who build with concrete. As the world's premier cast-in-place concrete association, the ASCC is committed to providing concrete contractors a unified voice in the construction industry. Concrete contractors with exemplary safety records for 2017 were recognized by the Safety & Risk Management Council of the ASCC at their Annual Conference in Charlotte, N.C. on September 20. W. Burr Bennett Awards for Safety Excellence were given to specialty contractor Lloyd Concrete Services, Rustburg, Va., (above) and general contractor Shiel Sexton Co., Inc., Indianapolis, Ind. These awards are presented in partnership with CNA, Chicago. International Erosion Control Association (Region One) The leading association for the stormwater, erosion and sediment control industry, the IECA helps professionals develop their skills and further their careers by providing access to unique and relevant content and exclusive member services. IECA's members represent over 30 countries and 22 fields of professional practice. The 2018 IECA Annual Conference and Expo was held in Long Beach, Calif., February 12-14. Keynote speakers included Penny Luering, the Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) program leader for the USDA, Forest Service, and Andrew Wright, an attorney with more than 30 years experience as a senior congressional staffer, association executive and lobbyist. The Environmental Excellence Award, IECA's premier award, recognizes an outstanding stormwater and erosion and/or sediment control project, program or operation. Paul Kofi Nsiah, Brandenburg Technology University, Germany received the award for his biological geotextiles in an erosion and sediment control project during gold mine reclamation in Ghana. For the Outstanding Professional of the Year Award, IECA board of directors' member, Jonathan Koepke, CPESC, LEED- AP, was nominated by last year's outstanding professional of the year award recipient Adam Dibble, CPESC-IT, CESSWI. Gustavo Salerno, CPESC, PE won the 2018 Sustained Contributor Award, which recognizes an IECA member who has provided distinguished service to the association, has made outstanding contributions to improve the erosion and sediment control industry for a sustained period of time and demonstrated leadership by example to the industry and to the IECA. The winner of Presenter of the Year award, given to the person who received the highest classroom evaluation and the 2018 IECA most distinguished technical paper voted on by industry peers, was Dr. Eve Brantley for "The Stormwater Secrets to Success or When Did We Have to Learn People Skills." The most distinguished technical award was presented to Marc S. Theisen, M.Sc., CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI and J.P. Johns, PE for their paper, "Inspection and Data Collection Protocol to Monitor Performance of Biotic Soil Technology." IECA Region One welcomed Samantha Roe, IOM, as the new executive director of the association. Roe brings a depth of involvement in chapter management, membership development a n d i n t e r n a t i o n a l experience. Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute, founded in 1993, is the trade association representing the segmental concrete pavement industry in the United States and Canada. The mission of ICPI h a rd s c a p e a s s o c i a t i o n s Penny Luering, Andrew Wright J.P. Johns Marc S. Theisen Paul Kofi Nsiah Samantha Roe Gustavo Salerno Jonathan Koepke Dr. Eve Brantley Continued on page 28

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