American Concrete Institute names 2011-2012 officers
Harris received his MS and PhD in structural engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Ill.
Cecil L. Jones also joins the ACI Board of Direction this year. He is the president of Diversified Engineering Services, Inc., located in Raleigh, N.C., and has more than 38 years of experience in construction and materials related to the transportation area. Prior to establishing Diversified Engineering Services, he worked with the North Carolina Department of Transportation for more than 30 years with assignments ranging from field construction engineering to the position of state materials eEngineer.
Jones has been active within ACI and is currently chair of ACI Committee C601, New Certification Programs. He is a past member and chair of the Educational Activities Committee and past chair of ACI Committees 308, Curing Concrete, and E905, Training Programs. He is a member of the Responsibility in Concrete Construction Committee, the Construction Award Committee, and ACI Committees 308, Curing Concrete; C610, Field Technician Certification; C630, Construction Inspector Certification; C631, Concrete Transportation Construction Inspector Certification; and E905, Training Programs. He is a past member of the Certification Programs Committee, the Committee on Nominations, the Strategic Planning Task Group, and the Student and Young Professional Activities Committee.
Jones is also a member of the Transportation Research Board, where he is a committee chair and has served on numerous National Cooperative Highway Research Program research panels, monitoring research efforts on a variety of materials-related work in the transportation area. He has been involved in the activities of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), including the Executive Committee of the Subcommittee on Materials, where he was a regional vice chair and led the Recycling Task Force. He is active in ASTM International, is a former Advisory Board Member of the Recycled Materials Resource Center, and has been involved with other committees and task force efforts within AASHTO, ASCE, and the Federal Highway Administration.
Jones received his BS in civil engineering from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. He is a licensed professional engineer in North Carolina.
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