Jerry Holland, PE, FACI
Vice President / Director of Design - Principal
Jerry Holland, PE, FACI, is a Vice President, Director of Design Services and a Principal who works in the Atlanta, GA office. He was formerly with Lockwood Greene Engineers, Atlanta, GA. Jerry has over 45 years of worldwide experience in design and construction along with troubleshooting and forensics investigations for concrete materials, floors, pavements, topping slabs, other structures and related geotechnical problems. He specializes in concrete mix designs, floor slabs on ground (including superflat and other specialty floors) and suspended slabs, fiber reinforcement, post-tensioning, shrinkage-compensating concrete, paving and liquid containing structures. He has had projects in every state in the U.S. and on every continent except Antarctica. His projects included commercial, industrial, and military projects in the U.S. and in 51 other countries.
Jerry’s honors and awards include the following: the ACI 1997 Wason Medal for the most meritorious paper; ACI Fellow since 1998; Concrete Construction magazine’s 2007 most influential people in the concrete industry, 2009 "Sam" Golden Trowel Award for the "outstanding accomplishments in and contributions to the art and science of high quality horizontal concrete construction."; ACI Educational Activities Committee 2008-2009 Speaker of the Year; ACI 2014 Joe W. Kelley Award for work improving the world-wide concrete industry, and nine projects that have won First place in the ACI Georgia Chapter Awards Competition including a world record shrinkage-compensating pavement placement.
Jerry has published numerous papers in national and international publications. These articles discuss such topics as slab and pavement designs including curling and shrinkage, reinforced slabs, shrinkage-compensating slabs, post-tensioned slabs, fiber slabs, superflat slabs, warehouse slabs, light-reflective floors, covered slabs, sustainable floors, slab jointing including spacing, doweling and aggregate interlock, floor finishing, slab geotechnical considerations, and construction methods used in other countries.
For many years Jerry has been a speaker at the World of Concrete on topics related to slab design, curling, shrinkage, reinforcing, concrete mix materials and design, associated geotechnical issues, troubleshooting, and remediation. In 1992 he set up the curriculum for the ACI Slab-on-Ground seminars and has been the coordinator and an instructor for that and other ACI seminar programs ever since. Jerry has presented seminars and assisted in the construction of high performance demonstration slabs all over the world. He is also an ACI examiner for the Certification Programs for “Concrete Flatwork Finisher” and “Commercial/Industrial Concrete Flatwork Finisher”.
Another area of Jerry’s expertise is in the science and art of Value Engineering. He has presented seminars on this topic in several countries and has participated in over 50 value engineering studies, several of which were outside the U.S.
Holland is a member of the following committees: ACI 360, Design of Slabs-on-Ground (Past Chair); ACI 223, Shrinkage-Compensating Concrete; ACI 330, Concrete Parking Lots and Site Paving; ACI 302, Construction of Concrete Floors; ACI 325, Concrete Pavements; ACI 522, Pervious Concrete; ACI C640, Slab Craftsmen Certification and ACI 350, Environmental Engineering Concrete Structures. Jerry is also a member of the Post Tensioning Institute Advisory Board and the National Pervious Concrete Pavement Association Board.