PCA, NCMA veteran Szoke to lead ACI codes and standards expansion

Source: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

Effective January, Steve Szoke will fill a new ACI position concentrating on efforts to disseminate and position Institute codes, standards, and certification programs beyond North America, with special emphasis on outreach to technical and regulatory authorities.

A member since 1997, Szoke is an Institute Fellow and has served on the Committee on Codes and Standards Advocacy plus 122–Energy Efficiency of Concrete and Masonry Systems and 216–Fire Resistance and Fire Protection of Structures, both Joint ACI-The Masonry Society. His concrete and masonry industry tenure spans positions or contract work with the National Concrete Masonry Association, Portland Cement Association, Southeast Cement Promotion Association and Brick Institute of America. Szoke is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and International Code Council, and a registered professional engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa., and is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional.

“Steve’s experience will aid in the global adoption and use of ACI codes, standards, and certification programs, fulfilling [a] vision of providing leadership to ensure our customers are equipped to sustainably address the needs of a changing world,” says ACI Executive Vice President Ron Burg. “His expertise as an engineer, and proponent of technical codes and standards, expands ACI’s efforts to develop and disseminate consensus-based concrete knowledge.”