Anthony J. Lamanna, Ph.D., P.E., F.ASCE, a professor of Construction Management at Eastern Kentucky University, in Richmond, KY, has been named a Fellow by the ASCE Board of Direction.
Lamanna started his academic career in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Tulane University. After hurricane Katrina, when his department was permanently closed, 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 other excessive loadings. While a consultant, he taught as an adjunct professor at the University of New Orleans.
He sits on the 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, educating them in the proper usage of adhesive anchors. In 2016 he was appointed to the Educational Activities Committee of ACI, where he helps manage the affairs of the institute as it involves academic and practical education programs.
In addition to his recognition by ASCE, Lamanna was recently elected to the grade of Fellow by ACI.
He is an ABET Engineering Accreditation Commission evaluator for civil and construction engineering programs. He is active with the American Council for Construction Education in training their visiting team members in the new student learning outcome-based construction management program accreditation standards.
Lamanna also is active in his community; he served as the charter president of the Rotary Club of New Orleans Riverbend and is currently serving as president of the Rotary Club of Richmond, KY. He also designs and inspects houses for Habitat for Humanity.