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Dr. David McDonald, Ph.D., P.E., FACI

David McDonald

Dr. David McDonald became Managing Director of the Epoxy Interest Group of CRSI in 2009. As Managing Director, David is responsible for day-to-day operations of EIG including fielding technical questions regarding corrosion and concrete as well as promoting the benefits of epoxy-coated reinforcing steel. After graduating from his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering in Australia in 1991, David worked for Wiss Janney and Elstner Associates in their materials group. Here he evaluated and researched many different materials, such as corrosion inhibitors, concrete additives and reinforcing bars. He worked on many structures including the collapse of a major bridge in Palau and led a team conducting site surveys for the Gatun locks in the Panama Canal. He led a $1.2 million project for the FHWA on the evaluation of corrosion resistance of reinforcing steel, developing new techniques and evaluating new materials.

Prior to joining CRSI, David worked at USG Corp, a Fortune 500 company, in development and research of building products. Whilst there he managed several different groups including the Cement Board, Analytical Chemistry and Industrial Products laboratories. One of his concepts led to USG being awarded with a Chicago Innovation Award in 2005. David also worked in an Innovation lab, where he worked with others in developing new concepts and ideas. Work at USG led to several patents. During this period he also attended the Kellogg Management Institute at Northwestern University.

David has been active in technical committees including ACI, NACE, ASTM and PCI. He is has been a Licensed Professional Engineer in Illinois since 1996 and was named a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute in 204. In 1999 he was awarded the American Concrete Institute Young Members Award and in 1997 won the Precast Prestressed Concrete Institute, Charles Zollman Award for paper on the long-term durability of precast concrete.

Select Papers

McDonald, D. (1990). Selected Topics on Drying Shrinkage, Wetting Expansion and Creep of Concrete. (Ph.D.), University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Smith, R., Pfeifer, D., Landgren, J., Buttke, B., & McDonald, D. (1992). Laboratory and Field Corrosion Test Methods for Highway Metals Exposed To Inhibited Rock Salt (Abridgment). Transportation Research Record, 1347, 66 - 68.

McDonald, D. (1993). Development of a simplified code procedure for the prediction of shrinkage and creep. Paper presented at the Creep and Shrinkage of Concrete, Proceedings of Fifth International RILEM Symposium, Barcelona, Spain

McDonald, D., & Roper, H. (1993). Accuracy of prediction models for shrinkage of concrete. ACI Materials Journal, 90(3), 265-271.

McDonald, D., & Roper, H. (1993). Prediction of drying shrinkage of concrete from internal humidities and finite element techniques. Paper presented at the Creep and Shrinkage of Concrete, Proceedings of Fifth International RILEM Symposium, Barcelona, Spain.

Pfeifer, D., McDonald, D., & Krauss, P. (1994). The Rapid Chloride Permeability Test and Its Correlation to the 90-Day Chloride Ponding Test. PCI journal, 39(1), 38-47.

McDonald, D., Pfeifer, D., Krauss, P., & Sherman, M. (1994). Test methods for new breeds of reinforcing bars. Paper presented at the Corrosion and Corrosion Protection of Steel in Concrete,, Leeds, UK.

Rogalla, E., Krauss, P., & McDonald, D. (1995). Reducing transverse cracking in new concrete bridge decks. Concrete Construction, 40(9), 735-737.

McDonald, D. (1995). Design options for corrosion protection. Paper presented at the Concrete 95 Toward Better Concrete Structures, Brisbane Australia.

McDonald, D., Krauss, P., & Rogalla, E. (1995). Early-Age Transverse Deck Cracking. Concrete International, 17(5), 49-51.

McDonald, D., Sherman, M., Pfeifer, D., & Virmani, Y. (1995). Stainless steel reinforcing as corrosion protection. Concrete International, 17(5), 65–70.

McDonald, D., Sherman, M., Pfeifer, D., Administration, U. S. F. H., & Wiss, J. (1995). The performance of bendable and nonbendable organic coatings for reinforcing bars in solution and cathodic debonding tests: Federal Highway Administration.

Sherman, M., McDonald, D., & Pfeifer, D. (1996). Durability Aspects of Precast Prestressed Concrete-Part 1: Historical Review. PCI journal, 41(4), 62-74.

Sherman, M., McDonald, D., & Pfeifer, D. (1996). Durability aspects of precast prestressed concrete Part 2: Chloride permeability study. PCI journal, 41(4), 75-95.

McDonald, D., Pfeifer, D., Sherman, M., & Blake, G. (1996). Slowing Corrosion Damage in-Concrete: The Use of Organic-Coated, Ceramic-Clad, Metallic-Clad and Solid Metallic Reinforcing-Bars.

McDonald, D., Pfeifer, D. W., & Blake, G. T. (1996). The Corrosion Performance of Inorganic-, Ceramic-, and Metallic-Clad Reinforcing Bars And Solid Metallic Reinforcing Bars In Accelerated Screening Tests (pp. 112 p.). McLean VA: Federal Highway Administration.

McDonald, D., Sherman, M., & Pfeifer, D. (1996). The performance of bendable and nonbendable organic coatings for reinforcing bars in solution and cathodic debonding tests Phase II screening tests. McLean, VA: Federal Highway Administration.

McDonald, D. B., Virmani, Y. P., & Pfeifer, D. (1996). Testing the Performance of Copper-Clad Reinforcing Bars. Concrete International, 18(11), 39-43.

McDonald, D. B., Pfeifer, D. W., Sherman, M. R., & Blake, G. T. (1996). Slowing Corrosion Damage in Concrete: The Use of Organic-Coated, Ceramic-Clad, Metallic-Clad and Solid Metallic Reinforcing Bars. Materials for the New Millennium, 1266-1275.

McDonald, D., Virmani, Y., & Pfeifer, D. (1996). Testing the Performance of Copper-Clad Reinforcing Bars. Concrete International, 18(11), 39-43.

Krauss, P., McDonald, D., & Sherman, M. (1996). Corrosion investigation of four bridges built between 1973 and 1978 containing epoxy-coated reinforcing steel. St. Paul, Minn: Minnesota Dept. of Transportation, Office of Research Administration.

McDonald, D., & Perenchio, W. (1997). Effects of salt type on concrete scaling. Concrete International, 19, 23-26Thompson, T., & McDonald, D. (1997). Wet fireproofing causes building column corrosion. Materials Performance, 36(5), 70-71.

Phelps, L., & McDonald, D. (1998). Deterioration of Coatings Applied To Reinforcing Bars: Long-Term Outdoor Exposure and Correlation to Rapid Screening Tests. Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, 15(12), 14 p.

McDonald, D., Pfeifer, D., Krauss, P., & Sherman, M. (1998). Corrosion Resistant Reinforcement for Concrete Components. Federal Highway Administration Report.

McDonald, D., Pfeifer, D., & Virmani, Y. (1998). Corrosion-resistant reinforcing bars Findings of a 5-year FHWA Study. Paper presented at the International Conference on Corrosion and Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Structures, Orlando, Florida.

McDonald, D. B., Pfeifer, D. W., Sherman, M. R., (1998). Corrosion evaluation of epoxy-coated, metallic-clad, and solid metallic reinforcing bars in concrete. McLean, VA Springfield, VA: U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Research and Development Available to the public through the National Technical Information Service.

McDonald, D. (1998). Delayed ettringite formation and heat curing: Implications of the work of Kelham. Cement and Concrete Research, 28(12), 1827-1830.

Nmai, C., & McDonald, D. (1999). Long-term effectiveness of corrosion inhibiting admixtures and implications on the design of durable reinforced concrete structures. Paper presented at the The role of admixtures in High-performance concrete, Monterrey, Mexico.

McDonald, D. (2002). Corrosion evaluation of epoxy-coated, metallic-clad and solid metallic reinforcing bars in concrete. Australian civil engineering transactions, 44, 103-107.

Reed, R., Krauss, P., Sherman, M., & McDonald, D. (2003). Coating Repaired Rebar. World of Concrete, 48(3), 55-59.

McDonald, D. (2010). Bridge Deck Corrosion Protection Strategies. Paper presented at the NACE Eastern Area Conference.

McDonald, D. (2010). Do Epoxy-Coated Bars Provide Cost-Effective Corrosion Protection? Paper presented at the 2010 FHWA Bridge Engineering Conference: Highways for LIFE and Accelerated Bridge Construction, Orlando FL.

McDonald, D. (2010). Performance of Bridge Decks Containing Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Bars. Paper presented at the 2010 Concrete Bridge Conference, Phoenix.

McDonald, D. (2010). Use and Performance of Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Steel Over 37 Years. Paper presented at the International Bridge Conference, Pittsburgh.

McDonald, D. (2010). What We Have Learned About the Use and Performance of Epoxy-Coating Reinforcing Bars. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Board, Washington DC.

Sobolev, K., Sanchez, F., Raki, L., Betts, J., Kovler, K., Sonebi, M., . . . Livingston, R. (2010a). Bibliography on Application of Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials in Concrete: Portland Cement Association.

Lawler, J., Krauss, P., Kurt, J., & McDonald, D. (2011). Condition Survey of Older West Virginia Bridge Decks Constructed with Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Bar. Paper presented at the TRB 2011, Washington DC.

Lawler, J., Krauss, P., Kurth, J., & McDonald, D. (2011). Condition Survey of Older West Virginia Bridge Decks Constructed with Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Bars. Paper presented at the Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board.

McDonald, D. (2011). ACI 123 Forum - What's the current state of epoxy-coated reinforcing steel. Paper presented at the ACI Tampa.

McDonald, D. (2011). Corrosion Protection for Concrete Structures in Marine Environments. Paper presented at the Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice, San Diego, CA.

McDonald, D. (2011). Corrosion Protection for Concrete Structures in Marine Environments. Paper presented at the Conference on Coastal Engineering Practice, San Diego CA.

McDonald, D. (2011). Cost-Effective Methods for Improving the Corrosion Resistance of Concrete Paper presented at the PCI Annual Bridge Conference, Salt Lake City.

McDonald, D. (2011). Guildelines for the Inspection and Acceptance of Epoxy-coated Reinforcing Steel. Aspire, Fall.

McDonald, D., Kurth, J., Krauss, P. D., & Lawler, J. S. (2011). Condition Survey of Older West Virginia Bridge Decks Constructed with Epoxy-Coated Reinforcing Bars. Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, 2220(-1), 57-65. doi: 10.3141/2220-07

McDonald, D. B. (2011). ACI 123 Forum - What's the current state of epoxy-coated reinforcing steel. Paper presented at the ACI, Tampa.

McDonald, D. B. (2011). Cost-Effective Methods for Improving the Corrosion Resistance of Concrete. Paper presented at the 2011 PCI and National 57th Annual Bridge Convention Conference, Salt Lake City.