About Our Speakers

Mike Praul

Mike Praul is the Senior Concrete Engineer in the Federal Highway Administration’s Office of Preconstruction, Construction, and Pavements.  Mr. Praul leads a variety of FHWA initiatives in the areas of concrete materials, concrete construction, and quality assurance, including FHWA’s efforts to implement performance specifications for concrete.  Additionally, Mr. Praul manages the FHWA Mobile Concrete Technology Center Program which works to implement new concrete technologies throughout the country.  Mike’s work in concrete and quality assurance has been formally recognized with a USDOT Secretary of Transportation Meritorious Service Award and with an FHWA Administrator’s Superior Achievement Award.  In 2013, Mike received the National Leadership Excellence Award for Pavements and Materials.  He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Clarkson University, a Master of Engineering Degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), and is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Maine.  Mike has two grown daughters and lives in Augusta, Maine with his wife Jody and two dachshunds.