Portland Cement Association (PCA) named Jerry Spiker, PE, AIA, LEED AP, a regional engineering manager in the Engineered Structures department. Based

Portland Cement Association (PCA) named Jerry Spiker, PE, AIA, LEED AP, a regional engineering manager in the Engineered Structures department. Based in Virginia Beach, Va., he will provide support throughout the eastern U.S., offering technical assistance to engineers, architects, contractors, owners, and universities to help realize the benefits of concrete construction.

His 25-plus years of design and engineering experience prior to joining PCA include serving as structural engineer of record for numerous steel, concrete, and masonry projects at MMM Design Group, an architectural and engineering firm in Norfolk, Va. He is the author of two Unified Facilities Criteria design guides and several guide specifications for the Department of Defense. Spiker also was instrumental in the adoption of the International Building Code by the Department of Defense. Currently, he is active in several professional societies, including the National Society of Professional Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Institute of Architects, American Concrete Institute, and the International Code Council.

The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute board of directors announces 2008 Medal of Honor, Fellows, and Associate Member Award winners. The 2008 Medal of Honor recipient is Irwin Speyer, P.E., Irwin Speyer Engineers. Fellows include Ray Andrews Jr., Andrews Prestressed Concrete, Clear Lake, Iowa; Fred Heldenfels IV, Heldenfels Enterprises Inc., San Marcos, Texas; William Kriesel, Precast Specialties Inc., Monroeville, Ind.; Ken Kruse, BASF Construction Chemicals, Cleveland; and, Robert McCormack, former executive vice president and chief operating officer of The Spancrete Group in Waukesha, Wis. Associate Member Award winner is A. L. Patterson Inc., Barry Fleck, president.

CTLGroup has promoted Steven Smith, Ph.D., P.E., to group manager for its Washington, D.C., office. Licensed in more than a dozen states, Smith’s expertise includes forensic investigation and litigation support for construction failures, blast investigation, crisis-failure site management, crane accident investigation, and field testing.

In addition, Danielle Kleinhans, Ph.D., P.E., has been promoted to group manager of CTLGroup – Structural Engineering and Mechanics, which documents causes of deterioration and structural distress, besides performing structural analysis and repair design for all types of structures made from a wide range of materials. She brings eight years of structural engineering experience, focused on bridge design and construction and the use of fiber-reinforced materials for structural applications, to her current projects, including forensic investigations and litigation support for projects involving bridges, parking garages, and residential structures.

Separately, A. Derek Brown, BSc, MICT, has joined CTLGroup as senior microscopist to examine a variety of materials and produce technical reports. An experienced concrete petrographer and clinker microscopist bringing 28 years of forensic testing and R&D support, he is also proficient in the use of scanning electron microscopy and X-ray diffraction.