PITTSBURGH (Oct. 16, 2019) — Kent Harries, PhD, FASCE, FACI,
P.Eng., professor of civil and environmental engineering at the
University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering, was elected a Fellow
of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) this month. The Fellow status,
FASCE, signifies members of the organization who have made celebrated
contributions to the field and developed creative solutions that have enhanced
lives. Fellows make up just three percent of ASCE’s members.
The election recognizes Harries’ work on international
standards-writing committees and on the use of nonconventional materials, like
carbon and glass fiber-reinforced polymers, for structural repair, the
structural application of full-culm bamboo, and his design-oriented teaching
that teaches students to use both conventional and nonconventional materials.
Harries' research interests also include the seismic design
and retrofit of building structures, the design and behavior of high-rise
structures, applications of full-scale structural testing and the history and
philosophy of science and technology. He received his bachelor's, master's and
PhD in civil engineering - structures from McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
currently serves as a vice-president of IIFC, Senior Editor of Journal of
Construction and Building Materials, chair of ACI Committee 440F (Repair of
Concrete with FRP) and on numerous other U.S. and international codes and
standards development committees including ASCE FCAPS. Harries is presently
leading the effort to revise ISO 22156 Bamboo Structural Design. A Fellow
of both ACI and IIFC, Harries is a professional engineer in Ontario, Canada,
and was Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the University of Bath (UK) in 2018.
Maggie Pavlick, 10/16/2019
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