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Lamanna Named Fellow to American Society of Civil Engineers

Dr. Anthony Lamanna

One great accomplishment leads to another - or so it seems for Dr. Anthony Lamanna, Associate Professor of Construction Management. News of Fellowship election by the American Society of Civil Engineers comes following on the heels of a similar appointment by the American Concrete Institute.

"I didn’t expect this to happen so quickly on the heels of the ACI Fellow," commented Lamanna. "The past few years the Fellows were all older than me." According to the ASCE website, ASCE Fellows have made celebrated contributions and developed creative solutions that change lives around the world. It is a prestigious honor held by fewer than 3.5 percent of ASCE members.

Lamanna currently teaches Construction Management at EKU. He started his academic career teaching in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tulane University. After hurricane Katrina, his department was permanently closed, and he started his own consulting firm in New Orleans, Lamanna Engineering Consultants, concentrating in repair and hurricane resistant retrofits of existing buildings.  He has extensive experience in mitigating damage to buildings from extreme loads; hurricane winds, storm surge, blast, and excessive loadings. While a consultant, he taught as an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans.

Lamanna sits on American Concrete Institute’s committee 355 Anchorage to Concrete, which writes the qualification procedures for anchors in concrete, including expansion bolts and adhesive anchors.  He has taught seminars around the country for engineers and contractors to educate them in the proper usage of adhesive anchors. In 2016 he was appointed to the Educational Activities Committee of ACI, which manages the affairs of the institute involving academic and practical education programs. He was recently elected to the grade of Fellow of ACI.

Lamanna is an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission evaluator for civil and construction engineering programs. He is active in the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) in training their visiting team members in the new student learning outcome based construction management program accreditation standards.

He is active in his community; he served as the charter president of the Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend, and is currently serving as the president of the Rotary Club of Richmond, Ky. He also designs and inspects houses for Habitat for Humanity.

For more information on the Construction Management program at EKU, visit

Published on February 21, 2017

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