Rushing previously served on the ACI Board of Direction and is a past Chair of the Convention Committee and a past member of the Educational Activities Committee. He received the Henry L. Kennedy Award in 2011 "in recognition of his outstanding service to the Institute and his leadership of many educational and administrative committees." He received the Chapter Activities Award in 2003.
A member of the ACI Louisiana Chapter, Rushing previously served on the chapter's Board of Direction and was its President in 1998. He currently serves as the Chapter Awards Committee Chairman. Rushing served as Vice Chair of the ACI Fall 1996 Convention and Co-Chair of the ACI Fall 2009 Convention in New Orleans. He received the ACI Louisiana Chapter Activity Award in 2004 and the Chapter Distinguished Member Award in 2010.
He received his BS in civil engineering from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, in 1981. He is a licensed professional engineer in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, and Arizona. Rushing is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).
Roger J. Becker is the Managing Director of Research and Development for the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI), Chicago, IL. Prior to joining PCI, he worked for 26 years as a Consulting Structural Engineer specializing in design and research in precast concrete. He then joined The Spancrete Group, a multi-division, multi-plant precast concrete producer where he worked for 11 years in various capacities. He is a Fellow of ACI and PCI.
Becker is active in professional societies in addition to PCI. He is a member of ACI Committees 301, Specifications for Concrete; 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; ACI Subcommittees 301-F, Precast Concrete Panels; 318-C, Safety, Serviceability, and Analysis; 318-G, Precast and Prestressed Concrete; Joint ACI-ASCE Committee 423, Prestressed Concrete; the Concrete Research Council; and the Technology Management Committee of the ACI Strategic Development Council. He is also a member of the Structural Design for Fire Conditions Standards Committee at ASCE.
At PCI, Becker is responsible for the Hollow Core Slab Producers Committee, the Fire Committee, the Prestressing Steel Committee, the Parking Structures Committee, and the Sandwich Wall Panel Committee, in addition to the Research and Development Council. He has been the co-author of the first and second editions of the PCI Manual for the Design of Hollow Core Slabs and has co-authored papers on shear in hollow core slabs and a special precast concrete seismic resistant shear wall panel.
Becker is a licensed professional engineer in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Michigan, and a licensed structural engineer in Illinois.
Jeffrey W. Coleman, FACI, is both a licensed professional engineer and an Attorney at Law and Principal Partner in the law firm of Coleman, Hull & van Vliet, PLLP, Minneapolis, MN. He has been an ACI member for over 30 years. He is the author of Legal Issues in Concrete Construction, published by ACI in 2004, and previously authored the "Concrete Legal Notes" section of Concrete International.
Coleman is Chair of ACI Committee 132, Responsibility in Concrete Construction. He is a member of the Construction Liaison Committee, Financial Advisory Committee, TAC Construction Standards Committee, and ACI Committee 563, Specifications for Repair of Structural Concrete in Buildings. He previously served as a member of ACI Committee 301, Specifications for Concrete.
Coleman received his BS in civil engineering in 1976 and MS in structural engineering in 1977, both from Iowa State University, Ames, IA. His MS thesis work involved research funded by the Iowa Department of Transportation and studied fatigue behavior of air-entrained concrete. This led to his early involvement with ACI Committee 215, Fatigue of Concrete.