Ph. D., P.E.
NRMCA Executive Vice President of Engineering
Colin L. Lobo is Executive Vice President of
the Engineering Division of the National Ready Mixed Concrete
Association in Silver Spring, Maryland. Besides managing the Engineering
Division, his responsibilities include managing programs of NRMCA
Research, Engineering and Standards Committee and the NRMCA P2P Steering
Committee, coordinate and report on some of the Association’s research
studies, provide information to the membership and others, coordinate
and administer NRMCA technical training programs, and develop NRMCA
technical publications. Colin manages the NRMCA certification programs
for Ready Mixed Concrete Production Facilities, Concrete Technologists
and Pervious Concrete Contractors
Colin has been with NRMCA since 1991.
Colin holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering from
Mysore University in India. He received a Masters of Science Degree from
Northeastern University in Boston and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in
West Lafayette, Indiana. He has published several papers as a result of
his research work at Purdue and NRMCA.
Colin is an active member on various committees of the American Society
for Testing and Materials (ASTM) and the American Concrete Institute (ACI).
He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and
participates in the technical committee work of the Transportation
Research Board (TRB). Colin has been a member of technical task groups
and research panels of AASHTO and FHWA. He is a registered professional
engineer in the State of Maryland.
On ACI, Colin is a member of ACI Committees 318 (Building Code), 301
(Specifications), 214 (strength testing), 211 (mixture proportioning),
and educational committee E701 on concrete materials. He serves as the
recording secretary of ACI 301. He is a Fellow of the ACI.
On ASTM, Colin is a member of ASTM Subcommittees 09.94 data analysis,
09.96 (CCRL), 09.40 (ready mixed concrete), 09.60 (fresh concrete
tests), 09.61 (strength testing), 01.10 (cement specifications) and many
others. He serves as recording secretary for 09.60 and 09.40.
He serves as NRMCA’s representative on the FHWA Concrete Pavement
Technology Program Engineering ETG (Task 65), Performance Specifications
ETG, Mixture Optimization ETG, PCA’s Product Standards and Technology
Subcommittee and other technical committees as pertinent to the goals of
Colin has coordinated and reported on research activities at NRMCA
related to measurement of water content in fresh concrete, use of wash
water in ready mixed concrete, effects of reuse of returned concrete on
concrete properties, testing high strength concrete and cores, alkali
silica reactivity tests, reuse of returned concrete, maturity of high
volume fly ash concrete, concrete durability research and several
smaller research projects.
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