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Ken Hover

Professor of Civil Engineering & Construction at Cornell University
Ithaca, NY
United States

Ken Hover, PhD, PE began work for Dugan & Meyers Construction Co. in Cincinnati in 1968, beginning as an estimator, then Assistant Superintendent, Project Engineer and Project Manager. After service as an officer in the U.S Army Corps of Engineers, Ken joined THP Ltd. Consulting Engineers as a designer, specifications-writer, and eventually Partner and Manager. In 1982 Ken won an Exxon Foundation grant to complete Ph.D. studies in Civil Engineering at Cornell University. At Cornell, Ken teaches reinforced concrete design, concrete materials and construction management courses. His research concentrates on hot- and cold-weather concreting, concrete and masonry testing and durability, with emphasis on the effects of weather and construction operations on concrete testing, performance and durability. Ken's publications include freeze thaw durability, scaling resistance, air-entrained concrete, and cold- and hot-weather concrete. Ken is Past-President of ACI, past chairman of ACI committees 308 (curing) and 301C (materials & construction), and member of ACI Committees 305 (hot weather), 306 (cold weather), and 318A. He won national research awards from ACI and ASCE, and has been a top ranked technical speaker at the World of Concrete for over twenty-two years. He has earned the top teaching awards in Civil Engineering at Cornell University, and holds ACI and ACPA Educators Award, Structural Research Award, Philleo Research Award, and Arthur Anderson Award from ACI. In January 2006 Ken was recognized in Concrete Construction Magazine as one of the 10 “Most Influential Persons in the Concrete Industry.”

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