At this year’s ACI Concrete Convention on March 31, Euclid Canada President Claude Bédard was recognized with the prestigious Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award for his lifelong contribution to innovative concrete applications.
Hosted by the American Concrete Institute (ACI), this annual convention brings together concrete professionals from around the world to network, gain knowledge and advance the progressing world of concrete technology.
The ACI’s Innovation in Concrete Award, established in 2010 to commemorate long-time ACI committee member Jean-Claude Roumain, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the improvement of manufactured materials for concrete production. Award recipients have developed innovative ways to use new and existing materials, improved concrete construction and serviceability, and supported a sustainable built environment.
An active member of ACI for nearly 40 years, Bédard currently serves on its Self-Consolidating Concrete Committee and Concrete Research Council. Previously, Bédard served as a member of ACI’s Board of Direction, Canadian Standards Association and Standards Council of Canada. In addition, he is a former trustee and chair of the ACI Foundation. His research interests include chemical admixtures and fibers, as well as their use in high-performance concrete applications.