Holland to Receive NRMCA's Gaynor Award

The NRMCA Research Engineering and Standards (RES) Committee annually recognizes an individual who has shown excellence and made significant contributions to the ready mixed concrete industry in the areas of research, engineering and standards. The award is named for Richard D. Gaynor who served with the NRMCA for more than 40 years heading up the Engineering Division. For 2021, the committee selected Terence C. Holland, a consulting engineer, who will be presented the award on March 2 during the award session at the virtual Annual Convention.

Mr. Holland has been involved in the concrete industry for more than 40 years. He is an independent consulting engineer specializing in the areas of concrete materials, codes and specifications, concrete durability and concrete construction. Throughout his career, he has emphasized the practical side of concrete technology, always remembering that concrete is specified, made, placed and finished by people who are not materials scientists.

Mr. Holland holds a bachelor’s degree from the US Military Academy at West Point and master of engineering and doctor of engineering degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a veteran who has served in Vietnam and Korea. He has worked at the US Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station in Vicksburg, MS, and was instrumental in bringing silica fume to market in the U.S. in the 1980s. Mr. Holland also headed the Silica Fume Association and worked in the admixture business, supporting market acceptance of traditional and innovative admixture products.

He has been active in the American Concrete Institute, serving on technical and leadership committees. He is a past president and Honorary Member of the Institute. He has been a member of ACI Committee 318 responsible for the Building Code for Structural Concrete and the chair of the subcommittee responsible for concrete materials in the code for more than 20 years. He has facilitated several revisions to improve code requirements for concrete materials, durability, construction, and requirements and acceptance criteria for strength. He has been a strong proponent for industry initiatives to evolve industry standards to be more performance based. Mr. Holland has interacted and has been supportive of initiatives of the NRMCA Research Engineering and Standards Committee.

NRMCA congratulates Mr. Holland for this recognition. Click here for more information on the Gaynor award along with past recipients.

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