It’s something most of us take for granted. We enter our home, workplace and countless other buildings made of concrete and steel, feeling confident they won’t come crashing down upon us.
Tess Ahlborn never takes it for granted. Structural durability and safety are her life’s work. Ahlborn, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Michigan Technological University, was recently appointed to the American Concrete Institute Committee 318, placing her in the small group of people who establish the ACI structural concrete building code used around the world.