As stated in ACI's Bylaws, a Fellow is an individual who has made "outstanding contributions to the production or use of concrete materials, products, and structures in the areas of education, research, development, design, construction, or management." The rank of Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI) was first established by the Institute in 1973.
Ashok Kakade is Principal Engineer and President of Concrete Science, Inc. located in Hayward, CA. He has approximately 40 years of experience in construction, forensic investigation, and repair of concrete structures. He has published various research articles and technical papers in Concrete International, Concrete Repair Bulletin, and other national and international technical journals. For several years, he taught concrete technology classes through the University of California, Berkeley engineering extension. He has also been involved in lecturing and organizing numerous technical education seminars. He is a licensed professional engineer in California, Nevada, and Arizona.
Mr. Kakade is a past Chair and current member of ACI Committee 364, Rehabilitation. He is Chair of ACI Subcommittee 364-L, Liaison Committee. He is also a member of ACI Committees 332, Residential Concrete Work, and 437, Strength Evaluaton of Existing Concrete Structures. He is currently serving as a Director of the Northern California & Western Nevada Chapter, American Concrete Institute.
The Chapter would like to congratulate Director Ashok Kakade for achieving this well-deserved honor!