Dr. Bruce Suprenant, Ph.D., P.E., FACI, Boulder, Colo., has joined the staff of the American Society of Concrete Contractors, St. Louis, Mo., as technical director, Bev Garnant, executive director, announced today.
Suprenant’s experience in the construction industry includes working as a structural engineer with Sverdrup & Parcel, St. Louis; as a structural manager with Lapin, Ellis and Dabler, St. Louis; as an analytical structural engineer with the Portland Cement Association, Chicago; as vice president, engineering and technical services at Baker Concrete Construction, Monroe, Ohio; and as a vice president of Structural Services, Inc., Dallas.
He also served as editorial director and vice president of The Aberdeen Group. For 16 years he taught structures, construction and materials at Montana State University, the University of Wyoming, the University of South Florida and the University of Colorado-Boulder. Most recently he was owner and president of Concrete Engineering Specialists, Boulder, a concrete construction consulting firm.
Suprenant often serves as an expert witness in the litigation and arbitration of concrete structures, construction and materials.
He is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and a member of ACI 302, 117 and 301. He co-writes a monthly column for Concrete Contractor magazine and has authored numerous other magazine and journal articles. He has published over 100 papers and presented more than 100 lectures.
Suprenant is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, American Concrete Institute, Prestressed Concrete Institute, the American Concrete Pavement Association, American Society for Testing and Materials, Sigma Lambda Chi, Chi Epsilon, Pi Mu Epsilon and Sigma Xi. He is listed in Who’s Who in Technology Today and American Men and Women in Science. He has a B.S. in Construction from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in Structures from the University of Illinois and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Montana State University.
Suprenant replaces Ward Malisch, who will continue with ASCC in a part-time position as concrete construction specialist.