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March 27, 2017

PCA’s Novak Receives ACI Education Award

Recognized for Outstanding Contribution to Concrete Education

March 27, 2017, WASHINGTON, D.C. – Portland Cement Association (PCA) Senior Director of Structural Engineering & Codes Larry Novak has been awarded the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Education Award.  Presented at the ACI Spring Convention in Detroit, the award is in recognition of Novak’s volunteer efforts and contributions to the organization’s educational activities.

"We congratulate Larry on earning this prestigious award, and thank ACI for recognizing him," said PCA President and CEO James G. Toscas.  "Besides being a structural engineering expert, Larry has consistently been one of the most highly-rated educators in the cement and concrete field.  He is a tremendous asset to PCA and to the industry as a whole."

The ACI Education Award was established in 2015 to recognize individuals who have made notable contributions to the advancement of ACI Education or educational support activities. Novak’s award also cited his “unique ability to convey concrete knowledge through energetic and interactive presentations geared toward inspiring others to greater heights.”

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About PCA: The Portland Cement Association (PCA), founded in 1916, is the premier policy, research, education, and market intelligence organization serving America’s cement manufacturers.  PCA members represent 92 percent of U.S. cement production capacity and have facilities in all 50 states.  The Association promotes safety, sustainability, and innovation in all aspects of construction, fosters continuous improvement in cement manufacturing and distribution, and promotes economic growth and sound infrastructure investment.  For more information, visit

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