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Eldon (Tipp) Tipping, PE, FACI

Founder - Vice-Chairman - Principal

Eldon (Tipp) G. Tipping, PE, FACI is an industry leader, educator and a pioneer in developing placement, finishing, and monitoring procedures that make construction of superior on-grade and suspended slabs practical.  To further his innovative slab construction techniques and to assemble a team of industry leaders, Tipp founded in 1988 Structural Services, Inc. (SSI), a privately held company based in Texas.  His contributions to the concrete industry were recognized in 2005 by Concrete Construction magazine, and he was selected as one of the most influential people in the concrete industry.  Additionally, Tipp has received other industry awards and honors:

  • 2000 – Elected as a Fellow in the American Concrete Institute,
  • 2005 – Received ACI’s Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award for Chair leadership of ACI Committee 302 (Construction of Concrete Floors),
  • 2006 – Received Texas A&M College of Architecture’s Outstanding Alumni Award in recognition of his exceptional leadership and accomplishments,
  • 2008 – Received the Samuel A. Face, Jr. Golden Trowel Award for his “accomplishments in, and contributions to, the Art and Science of High Quality Horizontal Concrete Construction.”
  • 2006-2009 – Elected to the ACI Board of Direction

Tipp recently served for six years as a member of ACI’s Technical Activities Committee where he helped provide oversight for several technical committees.  His other ACI committee memberships include 117 (Tolerance Committee - Past Chair), 302 (Construction of Concrete Floors - Past Chair), 330 (Concrete Parking Lots and Site Paving – Current Chair) and 360 (Design of Slabs-on-Ground). He has published numerous articles in professional publications, has spoken annually at the World of Concrete, and leads educational seminars.

Tipp has over 40 years of professional experience in the structural design of commercial, industrial, and military projects in the U.S. and in other countries.  As a leading authority, he has been asked to perform forensics investigations and has provided innovative remediation solutions.  Tipp started his career as a structural designer for commercial and industrial structures and later served as Vice-President for a commercial materials testing laboratory where he monitored construction projects.

Tipping received a BS in Architectural Construction in 1969 and an MArch in Construction Management in 1973 from Texas A&M University with an emphasis on structural design and management. He is a registered professional engineer in the States of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Kentucky and Maryland.  His professional affiliations include the American Concrete Pavement Association, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Society of Concrete Contractors, ASTM International, the International Concrete Repair Institute, and the Structural Engineers Association of Texas.

Related News

"All They Do Is Fight! Conforming to ACI tolerances might be harder than you think", Concrete Construction, December 19, 2010 - Contact Eldon (Tipp) Tipping, PE, FACI for article or more information.
"Exceptional Floors", Concrete Construction, December 2, 2008 - Contact Eldon (Tipp) Tipping, PE, FACI for article or more information.
"Tolerance Considerations for Movie and TV Production Studios", Concrete International, March 1, 2005 - Contact Eldon (Tipp) Tipping, PE, FACI for article or more information.
"Floor Tolerances", Concrete International, June 1, 1998 - Contact Eldon (Tipp) Tipping, PE, FACI for article or more information.
"Surface Tolerances for an Air-Levitated Vehicle", Concrete International, July 1, 1994 - Contact Eldon (Tipp) Tipping, PE, FACI for article or more information.
"Tolerance Conflicts and Omissions in Suspended Slab Construction", Concrete International, August 1, 1992 - Contact Eldon (Tipp) Tipping, PE, FACI for article or more information.
"Controlling the Quality of Suspended Slab Construction", Concrete International, August 1, 1992 - Contact Eldon (Tipp) Tipping, PE, FACI for article or more information.
"Flatness and Levelness of Elevated Surfaces", Concrete International, January 1, 1990 - Contact Eldon (Tipp) Tipping, PE, FACI for article or more information.

About Company

Structural Services Inc. has 5 offices, and provides specialized concrete consultation, training and forensics for the most advanced concrete applications.

Contact Us

115 Park Place Boulevard
Suite 300
Waxahachie, TX 75165
877.774.2677
FAX: 214.522.6796

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Corporate Headquarters - Dallas, TX
214.522.6438

Atlanta, GA
678.545.0582

Overland Park, KS
913.961.2222

New Smyrna, FL (Daytona/Orlando)
386.566.6132

Greenville, SC
864.420.0232

Moline, IL
309.314.4138