ICC-ES veteran to spearhead ACI NEU, NEX certification work

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

The American Concrete Institute has enlisted Mahmut Ekenel to support development of certification and conformity assessment programs, primarily those of two ACI Centers of Excellence: NEU for Carbon Neutral Concrete and NEX for Nonmetallic Building Materials. He brings extensive experience in acceptance criteria for building material evaluation in accordance with the model building codes, plus a working knowledge of International Standards Organization (ISO) standards and quality control inspections.

Mahmut Ekenel

An ACI Fellow, Ekenel arrives at the Institute after 17-plus years with the International Code Council Evaluation Service, most recently as senior staff engineer. He is a licensed civil engineer in California and licensed professional engineer in Ohio, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, and holds a PhD from the Missouri University of Science and Technology. 

“His knowledge and skills significantly enhance our ability to expand conformity assessment and related code advocacy activities, and further complement robust personnel certification program development capabilities,” says ACI Senior Managing Director, Certification and Chapters John Nehasil. “We’re better equipped to assist in advancing the Centers of Excellence and supporting ACI Certification.”