Recently, the American Concrete Institute awarded Hamid Farzam, Cemex USA Vice President – Technical Service and Quality Assurance, the ACI Wason Medal for Materials Research for his coauthored paper on the study of hydration kinetics and reactivity of ferrite in industrial cement, which was published in the ACI Materials Journal.
A fellow of the ACI, Farzam has over 29 years of experience in cement and concrete technology and the chemical admixtures used in underground, mining and civil construction. This is the second time he has received the prestigious Wason Medal in his career, but the first since joining Cemex. By producing papers and being active in organisations like the ACI, Farzam and his team are helping to elevate Cemex USA’s reputation as the top supplier of advanced, technical solutions in the construction-materials industry.
“We want the specifying engineers and the industry at large to know that CEMEX has the technical capacity and know-how to design customised concrete mixtures to meet any performance requirements—no matter the size, scope or complexity. We are the supplier of choice,” he said.
Adapted from press release by Rebecca Bowden
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcement.com/the-americas/14062016/hamid-farzam-awarded-aci-wason-medal-269/