ACI 301 - Specifications for Structural Concrete for Buildings
Jim Cornell - Beck Group
Bio – James N (Jim) Cornell, II P.E. FACI
Jim is a General Superintendent with The Beck Group, a design-build firm based in Dallas.
He has been engaged in building construction for 34 years in diverse project roles including preconstruction, project manager, superintendent, operations manager and program manager. His building construction projects include-high rise, mid-rise, corporate campus, healthcare, higher education, life sciences, hotels, pharmaceutical, and parking facilities. Jim’s roles include the management of the construction process including the safety and the quality control programs. He also teaches and mentors project management and superintendents and has been recognized by AGC for his teaching. The American Subcontractor Association Houston Chapter recognized Jim’s leadership skills. Jim graduated Texas A&M B.S. Civil Engineering in 1977. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Texas. He earned LEED AP in 2005.
An active 25-year member of the American Concrete Institute, he has served on ACI Committee’s 15 Construction Liaison, 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete, 305 Hot Weather Concrete, 308 Curing, 347 Formwork, Publications, TAC Concrete Terminology, TAC Construction Standards, and E707 Specification Education. His previous leadership roles include chair of the 305 Hot Weather Concreting, subcommittee chair for 301 Formwork-Reinforcing, and 308 Curing Specification. Jim is the outgoing chair for 301 Specifications for Structural Concrete which was published in 2016. ACI has recognized Jim’s contributions — he became a Fellow of the Institute in 2013 and earned the ACI Roger H. Corbetta Concrete Constructor Award in 2016.
Within The Beck Group Jim serves on the board for Beck Community Development Foundation, a non-profit organization developing individuals as entrepreneurs for small business opportunities in Puebla, Mexico.
Jim likes to bird hunt, snowshoe, fly fish and write concrete specifications.