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T&DI Announces Shiraz Tayabji as the Winner of Wilbur S. Smith Award

Thursday, January 21, 2016

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Shiraz Tayabji

Shiraz Tayabji, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, Senior Principal Engineer, Applied Research Associates, was announced as the winner of Wilbur S. Smith Award. The Wilbur S. Smith Award was established by the Highway Division (now T&DI) of ASCE in recognition of the outstanding professional accomplishments of Wilbur S. Smith, Hon.M.ASCE. It was instituted by the Board of Direction in July 1984.

Dr. Shiraz Tayabji serves as a Senior Principal Engineer in the Transportation Infrastructure Division of Applied Research Associates, Inc. and as President of Advanced Concrete Pavement Consultancy LLC.  He has been actively involved in developing, improving, and implementing technologies for highway and airfield concrete pavements for over 35 years. His current activities include improvements to precast concrete pavement technology and developing guidelines for best practices for long-lasting concrete pavements. Dr. Tayabji obtained his B. Sc. In Civil Engineering degree from the University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya and M. Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana, Illinois. He is a registered Professional Engineer in several US States. He is an Emeritus Member of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Founding Member, Past President and Honorary Member of the International Society for Concrete Pavements (ISCP), Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and a Past Chair of ACI 325 - Concrete Pavements, Life Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Member of American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), and is actively involved in technical committees of TRB, ACI, ASTM, and ASCE.