Dr. Randall Poston is Sr. Principal at Pivot Engineers, a structural engineering consulting firm in Austin, TX. An internationally recognized expert in structural engineering and member to the National Academy of Engineering, Randall Poston has established himself as one of the preeminent structural consultants in the United States. Dr. Poston has authored and delivered hundreds of papers and presentations related to the structural engineering industry, championed the repair of existing structures for upwards of 30 years, and dedicated his career to advancing the state of structural engineering knowledge. As past Chair of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Committee 318 Structural Building Code (2008-2014), he oversaw a monumental effort to completely reorganize the concrete code, the first undertaking of its kind in the history of ACI. Engineering News-Record (ENR) named him a “Top 25 Newsmaker” of 2014 for his code reorganization leadership and ACI bestowed him with the Henry L. Kennedy Award for this work. Dr. Poston became the 96th President of the American Concrete Institute at the conclusion of the ACI Convention in Quebec City on March 28, 2019.
Dr. Poston will work alongside faculty in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering in research focused on structural engineering. At the recently held Spring 2019 Convention of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) in Quebec City, Dr. Poston gave his acceptance speech as the next President of ACI.