After receiving his MS degree, Coleman moved to Minneapolis/St. Paul, where he practiced as a Structural Engineer with Ellerbe Associates, Inc. After completing his law degree in 1984, Coleman served as General Counsel for Ellerbe, Inc. (later Ellerbe Becket, Inc., and now part of AECOM). After spending 2 years with Hart Bruner & O'Brien, a Minneapolis boutique construction law firm, he started his own firm in 1991, which was quickly merged and renamed Coleman, Hull & van Vliet, PLLP.
He is a current member of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Concrete Council (MCC) and will serve as MCC President in 2013. He is also a member of the American Society of Concrete Contractors. Coleman is licensed as a professional engineer in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, and as a lawyer in Minnesota and Wisconsin; however, he practices regularly in other states through admission pro hac vice.
Robert J. Frosch, FACI, is a Professor of civil engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. He received his BSE from Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, in 1991 and his MSE and PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992 and 1996, respectively. He is active in both research and teaching specializing in structural engineering. He is a licensed professional engineer in Indiana and Louisiana. He is also a member of PCI, ASCE, and the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute.
Frosch is actively involved in technical committee work. He serves as Chair of ACI Subcommittee 318-D, Flexure and Axial Loads: Beams, Slabs, and Columns, and is a past Chair and member of ACI Committee 224, Cracking. He serves on ACI Committee 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; ACI Subcommittees 318-SC, 318 Steering Committee; 318 Task Group R-Reinforcement; and 318-WA, International Workshop-Structural Concrete in the Americas; Joint ACI-ASCE Committees 408, Bond and Development of Reinforcement, and 445, Shear and Torsion; ACI Faculty Network; Financial Advisory Committee; Membership Committee; and Publications Committee. He is also active with PCI, where he serves as a member of the Technical Activities Council and the Research and Development Council.
His research interests include the design and behavior of structural concrete, earthquake engineering, bridge engineering, and the repair and rehabilitation of structures. His work has been used in the formation of changes in the ACI Building Code and AASHTO Design Specifications. His excellence in teaching and research has been recognized by his students and colleagues at Purdue with the Harold Munson Teaching Award, the Edmund M. Burke Outstanding Professor Award, and the Roy E. and Myrna Wansik Civil Engineering Research Award. He is a recipient of the ACI Young Member Award for Professional Achievement, the PCI Young Educator Achievement Award, and the University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Young Alumnus Award.
Steven H. Kosmatka, FACI, is Vice President of Research and Technical Services at the Portland Cement Association (PCA), Skokie, IL. Previously, he was Managing Director of the same group (2000-2003). Kosmatka also served as Director of Construction Information Services (1996-1999) and Manager of Research and Development (1992-1995). He joined PCA in 1984 as a Concrete Engineer. Prior to that, he was in charge of the cement, concrete, and petrography laboratories for Twin City Testing Corporation, St. Paul, MN.
His current responsibilities include oversight of product standards, cement and concrete technology, concrete knowledge, library and technical services, and cement manufacturing. He also oversees the PCA Education Foundation's fellowship research program and PCA's core research, including research projects on buildings, cement technology, concrete technology, sustainability, pavements, bridges, cement manufacture, safety, and environmental technology.
Kosmatka is a member of ACI Committees 123, Research and Current Developments; 225, Hydraulic Cements; 232, Fly Ash and Natural Pozzolans in Concrete; 318, Structural Concrete Building Code; Subcommittee 318-A, General, Concrete and Construction; Concrete Research Council; and Strategic Development Council Technology Transfer Advisory Group. He is a past member of the ACI Technical Activities Committee. He is an Honorary Member of ASTM Committees C1, Cement, and C9, Concrete and Concrete Aggregates. He is also a member of Transportation Research Board Committees AFN10, Basic Research and Emerging Technologies, and AFN15T, Nanotechnology-Based Concrete Materials.