Ferraro Receives Leadership Award from Concrete Institute

Christopher Ferraro, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Coastal Engineering

Christopher Ferraro, Ph.D., P.E., a civil engineering assistant professor within the University of Florida Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment (ESSIE), has received the American Concrete Institute’s (ACI) Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award for his work on technical committees. Dr. Ferraro is one of three recipients to be awarded for 2022.  

“Dr. Ferraro’s service award is well earned,” said Kirk Hatfield, Ph.D., ESSIE director. “The volume and quality of his professional and academic service are extraordinary, particularly for a faculty member so early in his career.” 

The Institute’s Board of Directors selected Dr. Ferraro for his outstanding leadership on the ACI Committee 207, in which he has been chair since 2016.  

“This level of recognition is truly an honor, and I am humbled to receive this award,” Dr. Ferraro said. “The members of the committee generously donate their time to revise guidance documents. Our goal is to make massive concrete structures and elements more efficient, durable and sustainable.” 

This recognition was established in 1969 as the Distinguished Service Award, and it was later renamed in 1972 to honor Delmar Bloem, a dedicated member who passed. The honor is bestowed to a chair who has done outstanding performance on their committee.  

Dr. Ferraro joined ACI in 2002, became a professional member in 2011 and was named a Fellow in 2017. He said he joined ACI because it is a leading global authority for the development, dissemination and adoption of its consensus-based standards, along with its technical resources, educational and certification programs. 

Dr. Ferraro was recognized at the ACI Spring 2022 Concrete Convention on Sunday, March 27.