In 2016, there were four people who made a huge impact in the concrete construction industry. A common theme among all four of these industry leaders is educating young people about concrete and the realities of construction.

  • The executive director of the Nebraska Concrete & Aggregate Association (NC&AA) launched a #ConcreteTough movement teaching students how rewarding a career in construction can be.
  • A Virginia contractor was the driving force behind adopting the new Tradesman Certification that can be awarded to a finisher that has good hand skills without having to pass a written test.
  • The chairman of the ACI Committee 301, wrote a specification to promote cooperation between the technical committees and the Specification.
  • The director of the Concrete Industry Management program at Middle Tennessee State University has been churning out future leaders of the concrete industry for more than 15 years.

Look below to learn all about the four individuals who were named the 2017 Most Influential People in Concrete Construction.