American Concrete Institute donates equipment to UTSA’s Construction Science Department

(June 26, 2019) -- The American Concrete Institute (ACI) San Antonio Chapter recently donated new equipment to the Construction Materials and Testing Laboratory, located in the Department of Construction Science at UTSA. The new equipment will enable construction science and management students to perform concrete field tests in the lab, exposing them to current industry best practices at the early stage of their program. This donation was achieved through the leadership and synergistic efforts of Dr. Ibukun Awolusi, the current instructor of the Construction Materials and Testing course, the support of Adjunct Professor Mr. Arnoldo Escobar and Mr. Arturo Villarreal Jr., and the recommendation of Dr. Manuel Diaz of the Department of Civil Engineering at UTSA. The ACI San Antonio Chapter executive board members, led by chapter president Ms. Amy Jimenez, presented the equipment to the Department of Construction Science, informed the students about the plethora of opportunities available for them in the areas of materials and testing, and encouraged them to make best use of the equipment to radically prepare themselves for their future career in the construction industry. Construction Science Department Chair Dr. Tulio Sulbaran and Dr. Awolusi received the new equipment with great excitement and offered words of appreciation to the ACI San Antonio Chapter for the generous donation. They reiterated the UTSA Department of Construction Science’s mission to continuously improve the construction science and management program, enhance students’ learning experience, and produce graduates that will excel and make real impacts in the construction industry.