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“Durable Concrete Repairs That Last”
(How ICRI Vision 2020 and Material Data Sheet Protocol are Improving the Industry)
New industry standards and specifications have driven innovation of concrete repair and have improved the quality and durability of repair materials. This presentation will explore the factors that lead to premature failure of concrete repairs. The industry’s strategy to improve quality and durability of repairs will be discussed. Use of performance based specifications and ASTM test method for determining crack resistance of concrete repair materials are included.
Christopher is Market Segment Manager for Building Restoration. He is responsible for strategy and market development within the building restoration segment and has worked in the construction industry for 19 years. Christopher concentrates on protection and repair of concrete and masonry structures. He is a frequent speaker at various industry events and has authored several articles published in magazines and journals. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.
“New Concrete Surface for Helicopters”
Situated at the roof of a thirteen story major hospital is a 75’ by 120’ concrete structure that was originally constructed for landing four medical helicopters. The structure was presented to Torello Engineers with serious structural deficiencies, a deteriorated concrete slab for landing and structurally insufficient safety outriggers. Torello Engineers was charged with investigating the extent of the concrete repairs and redesigning the structure. The new design eliminated all deficiencies and provided upgrades for the facility. New high strength durable concrete can accommodate take-off and landing of larger helicopters, including Marine One in the event of a presidential emergency.
George has over forty years of experience with the design, review and inspection of buildings. He has been involved in the investigation of some notable building failures. His background with the analysis of structural failures is critically important to the evaluation and design of new structures and restoration of existing structures. “Teamwork between architect, engineer, Owner and builder is the key to most successful projects.”
George Torello, PE
George Torello Engineers, PC
“Where, When and Why to Use Acrylate Grouts”
This presentation will include an introduction to the use of acrylate resins and gels. Creating a waterproofing membrane under a concrete slab-on-ground or a grout curtain for vertical waterproofing applications will be discussed. Mitigation of water intrusion through concrete cracks and joints is included. Several high profile project case histories will be featured. Samples of acrylates will be mixed during the presentation.
Dry Works, Inc.
Monica started Dry Works in 1998 as a contracting and consulting firm. In 1991 she introduced acrylates to the civil engineering community. Monica was national president of ICRI in 2008 and is a Fellow of ICRI. In addition, she is national chairperson of the Certification and Nominating Committees. She co-authored ICRI Technical Guideline No. 03738, “Guide for Selecting Grouts to Control Water Leakage in Concrete Structures”. Monica has published papers and written articles for several industry trade magazines.
Overview of the ICRI Technical Guidelines
Presentation included an overview of all the present technical guidelines, how to use them and how the guidelines can assist to improve your business. ICRI technical guidelines are pertinent to design professionals, contractors, owners and manufacturers’ representatives.
Have you questioned “What type of surface preparation do I need?”, “How do I examine a post-tensioned slab?” or “What non-destructive test methods are applicable for my project?”. ICRI technical guidelines will answer these questions and countless others.
Eric Edelson, PE
Tadjer- Cohen- Edelson Associates, Inc.
Rick is a principal of Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson which provides forensic engineering and design of repairs for numerous types of deteriorated structures. He is past president of national ICRI and past chair of the ICRI Technical Activities Committee. In addition, Rick is a member of the committee for ACI 562, “Building Code for the Repair and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures”. He is past president of the ICRI chapter for metropolitan Washington, D.C.
Corrosion Rate Tests and Evaluations with Case Study - Implications for Corrosion Management of Historic Steel Frame Buildings
EChem Consultants, LLC
“Proven Repair Techniques for Stone and Concrete Masonry”
Presentation will focus on the current and best methods and materials used for masonry restoration. Based on case studies, we will review the use of restoration mortars, safe biodegradable cleaners, paint strippers, graffiti removers, paints and water repellents.
Cathedral Stone Products, Inc.
Dennis founded Cathedral Stone in 1982 to improve the masonry restoration industry. He is president and CEO. Today, Cathedral’s products and expertise are known throughout North America as “state of the art” in the industry. Dennis continually strives for Cathedral Stone to develop masonry restoration practices that are “cutting edge”, safe for the environment and the people using them.
Trouble-Free Expansion Joints and
Current Innovative Trends”
(Parking Structures, Plaza Decks, Stadiums and Building Facades)
Mutual goals for the Owner, design team, general contractor, manufacturer and subcontractor for a successful project will be discussed. Improved process in design, innovation in manufacturing and installation, new product technologies and the importance of relationships will be emphasized. The theme of “Think, Design, Detail, Specify, Bid, Erect, Manufacture and Install in 3-D” will be explored. Expansion joints contribute to sound attenuation, improve fire safety systems, optimize energy performance, eliminate high-emitting VOC, mitigate formation of molds and save materials and resources through long life cycle material choices.
Emseal Joint Systems, Ltd.
Irene is a Specifications Development Engineer with twelve years of experience in the expansion joint and sealing industry. She has a degree in Industrial Design. Irene has served as a consultant to other industries and has taught design for many years at the university level.
“Bonded Overlay Repair for Parking Structures”
(Long Term Case Study)
Can a structural repair for a parking structure perform for the long duration? How does the bond for a cement-based material function for the long term? Very little information has been published on this subject. Learn of the performance of a project with a 20 year track record. Also, the performance of an epoxy bonded overlay system will be presented.
David Carlson, PE, SECB
Spiegel Zamecnik & Shah – Structural Engineers
New Haven, Connecticut
Dave is a principal at Spiegel Zamecnik & Shah with over thirty years of structural engineering experience. He is a registered professional engineer and is board certified with an engineering degree from University of Connecticut. Dave’s recent projects include the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. He is a member of numerous professional organizations and is current president of the Connecticut Building Congress. Dave was past president of the Connecticut chapter and is an active board member for more than ten years.
“Commercial Masonry Problems and Solutions”
The presentation discusses common masonry problems related to water penetration, efflorescence, staining, cracks, flashing, differential movement, grout and detailing and how to avoid these problems. Masonry project types include: load-bearing concrete masonry, brick masonry veneer, composite masonry and stone masonry structures. Case studies are used to illustrate problems encountered during projects, repair methods and means for identifying and avoiding problems early in a project.
Andy Dalrymple, PE
Whitlock Dalrymple Poston & Associates
Andy specializes in the evaluation, repair and restoration of existing masonry, concrete and steel structures. He received a Masters degree in structural engineering from Clemson University. Andy is active in national organizations such as The Masonry Society, American Concrete Institute, ICRI and American Society for Testing and Materials. He serves on numerous national masonry standards committees.
“Moisture Remediation Strategies for Concrete Slabs-on-Ground with Floor Finish”
There is much discussion on how to test concrete slabs for moisture prior to installing a floor finish. But what do you do when the test results indicate the results are high? There is no one remedial strategy that works in every situation. It is important to understand the nature of the particular slab in question and the requirements of the owner. This presentation will include the various strategies available to remediate a “wet” concrete slab, when each strategy might be employed, as well as their advantages and limitations.
Pinelle Construction Sciences, LLC
Hooksett, New Hampshire
Dennis established the firm in 2008 subsequent to eight years as a staff consultant with Simpson Gumpertz and Heger. He has experience as a materials engineer, research and development manager and technical director with firms that manufactured construction products. He is a member of ACI Committee 562 for the development of a concrete repair code for North America. Dennis is a fellow and past national president of ICRI.
“Corrosion of Reinforced Concrete”
Presentation will include the fundamentals of corrosion in steel reinforced concrete, chloride-induced corrosion, chloride penetration mechanisms, corrosion cell reactions, halo effect, mitigation/prevention strategies, mechanical/physical strategies, electrical strategies and chemical strategies.
Jim is a product specialist with BASF and has over twenty years of experience in the construction industry. He has bachelor and master degrees in engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in New York State. Jim was employed as a design engineer with Parsons Engineering for ten years. He was also the research and development manager and marketing manager for Watson Bowman Acme.
“Repair & Protection of Parking Garages”
Condition and root cause analyses, top 15 accelerators of damage to
concrete in garages, common types of garage construction, spall and
crack repairs, sealants, structural strengthening options, corrosion
mitigation, monitoring the structural health of concrete, protecting an
Dave is Senior Project Sales Representative with Sika Corp. and has thirty
years of experience in the construction industry. He has been involved
with building façades, parking garages, roads, bridges, highways, ports,
piers and dams. Dave has authored several case studies for concrete
repair that include a featured article on building facade restoration in the
July 2007 issue of Structure Magazine.
“Infrastructure Repairs with Shotcrete”
Allentown Shotcrete Technology, Inc.
Ray is past president of American Shotcrete Association, member of ACI
Committees 506 – Shotcreting and C660 – Shotcrete Nozzleman
Certification. He has over 30 years of shotcrete nozzling experience with
wet and dry mix handheld and robotic processes. In addition, Ray is an
ACI certified Nozzleman, ASA approved shotcrete trainer and ACI
approved shotcrete examiner. He is the Sales and Underground Shotcrete
Specialist for Allentown Shotcrete Technology.
“Concrete Repairs for Modern Architecture Restoration of Guggenheim Museum – New York”
Comprehensive structural assessment that focused on the Main Rotunda of the museum was performed. An overview of the components of the investigation, structural analyses and repair design will be presented. The investigative phase included laser scanning, non-destructive evaluation, probes, material tests and structural monitoring. Finite element model and analyses identified structural deficiencies from the original construction for the upper ramp walls and repairs were required. This structure had limitations on repairs that impacted the exterior. Carbon fiber reinforcement, steel brackets and dampers concealed on the interior were implemented.
Nancy R. Hudson, PE
Robert Silman Associate
Structural engineer with 15 years of experience and an Associate with RSA. Nancy has worked on numerous renovation, stabilization and preservation projects. She is currently responsible for the rehabilitation and addition to the Sterling Chemistry Laboratory Building at Yale University. Nancy obtained a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering from University of Colorado.
"Historic 5.8M Rehabilitation of Wadsworth Museum”
“Self-Consolidating Concrete, Pervious Concrete and
Flowable Fill for the Concrete Restoration Contractor”
Kronenberger & Sons Restoration
Doug O’Neil – National Ready-Mix Concrete Association
Christmas Holiday Meeting
“Masonry Mortar 101: Basic Things You Should Know About Masonry Mortar (but were confused, misled or maybe just afraid to ask)”
Basics of both modern and historic mortars are presented with explanations of how each component material contributes to performance and durability. Historical evolution of masonry mortars and the accompanying changes in performance properties are reviewed with extensive references to current ASTM standards and historical restoration guidelines. Controversies surrounding traditional uses of mortar materials in the United States versus European materials currently promoted in North America are also discussed.
Common mortar proportioning pitfalls and comparison of quicklime “hot mixing” versus lime putty mortar preparation will be demonstrated.
Edison Coatings, Inc.
“Masonry Repair Techniques Used to Remediate Distress in Three Historic Restoration Projects – College, Church and Prison”
Masonry repair has many forms. Remediation that uses steel, electrical current and concrete in conjunction with traditional masonry materials will be explored in the context of three historic nineteenth century buildings: a college residence and classroom building, a church and a prison. Their unique problems, causes for distress and the solutions that were implemented will be presented.
Elizabeth Acly, PE
John Wathne, PE
Structures North Consulting Engineers
Salem, Massachusetts and Hartford, Connecticut
“Repair of Common Defects in New Construction”
Repair and protection concepts will be discussed. Case studies will be reviewed such as cracked bridge deck, seismic upgrade, irregular joint, moisture problem, misplaced reinforcing bars, poor finish and insufficient concrete cover.
This presentation was provided at the 2008 World of Concrete and 2007 ICRI National Convention.
Director of Marketing – Repair and Protection
Lyndhurst, New Jersey
“Corrosion Mitigation Systems for Concrete Structures”
During the past 10 years, there have been significant advancements in corrosion mitigation technology for reinforced concrete structures. This presentation will provide an overview of corrosion mitigation systems available today with a particular emphasis on distributed galvanic protection systems that are used to provide protection for large areas or entire concrete structures.
J. Christopher Ball
Vector Corrosion Technologies
“REPAIR of INDUSTRIAL CONCRETE SLABS”
Despite the best of intentions, problems often occur with industrial concrete slabs on ground. The most common problems are slab curling, joint deterioration and random cracks. In this program the cause and remedy of such problems will be presented in a step-by-step approach that includes case studies from projects where the methods used have proven successful for over 20 years.
Concrete Floor Specialist
“Vapor Barriers – Nuisance or Necessity?"
(Protecting Concrete Slabs on Ground)
What is the problem and is it worth solving?
What constitutes an effective vapor barrier?
Interaction with flooring systems, adhesives and coatings
Critical performance characteristics and standard for installation
Director of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic Regions
Stego Industries, LLC
“Building Envelope Solutions with Brick Veneer”
Brick veneer masonry wall systems: basic behavior, detailing and specifications, engineering design, installation, field inspections,
and quality control
Masonry Consultant - Structural Engineer
New York City Brickwork Design Center
“Building Envelope Integration”
Water, air, vapor and insulation barriers will be discussed. Case study with illustrations of building envelope failures and how to correct and avoid. Design concepts will be included.
Senior Project Manager
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
"Round Table Discussion on Expansion Joint Systems"
Watson Bowman Acme
MM Joint Systems
“If OSHA Visits Your Worksite, Are you Prepared?”
(High Hazards in Construction – What OSHA Focuses On and
OSHA’s Multi Employer Citation Policy – What Can You Be Cited For
as the Employer With Overall Site Responsibility)
Compliance Assistance Specialist Region 1
U.S. Department of Labor – OSHA
"Architectural Concrete Masonry Units"
Mike and members of the Westbrook Block sales team will present their entire Architectural Concrete Masonry Unit product line, specifically the introduction of their newest product the Ground Face Polished CMU.
Products covered will be: SPLIT FACE, GROUND FACE, GROUND FACE POLISHED, UL FIRE-RATED, INSULATED BLOCK, RETAINING WALLS, SOUND BLOCK, BRICK BLOCK
In addition to product descriptions, a brief virtual tour of our Ground Face manufacturing facility will be offered. They have received positive feedback of this virtual tour and we hope that you will find it informative and interesting.
Westbrook Concrete Block Co., Inc.
"RESTORING THE LANDMARK SKYSCRAPERS: THE CHRYSLER AND EMPIRE STATE BUILDINGS"
This lecture illustrates the engineering difficulties involved in restoration work on tall buildings on constrained sites. It contrasts the Empire project, which took 16 years, with the fast-track Chrysler project, a 2-year project in which various phases of work were performed "concurrently" rather than "consecutively." Hammarberg, Project Manager for devising the fast-track Chrysler restoration from grade to pinnacle, is a board member of the Association for Preservation Technology, Northeast Chapter.
Assoc. AIA, Vice-President, Director of Historic Preservation,
"NEW TECHNOLOGIES IN CONCRETE REPAIR"
Vernon Parks & Anthony Mone
Sawtwc, Division of US Filter
Ron Devaux & Mark Cunningham
"CONCRETE & MASONRY REPAIR TECHNOLOGIES"
Symposium & Trade Show
Restoration of Existing Masonry
Masonry Materials & Details for Repair & Restoration
Chloride Removal Methods
Mystic Aquarium Rehabilitation
Spiegel Zamecnik & Shah
"Concrete Failures: Warranties, Bonds and Insurance"
Timothy Fisher, Esq.
Cummings & Lockwood
"How to Construct a Concrete Canoe that Floats and is Competitive for Racing"
Paul Sheehan and Matt Buellieu
Central CT State University
"How to Turn a Repair Job into Property Enhancement"
Christmas Holiday Meeting
"Utilization of Non-Destructive Evaluation in Strengthening and Repair of Deteriorated Structures: Evolution and Case Histories"
Randall Poston, PhD., P.E.
"Lessons Learned From Non-Failures: A Structural Engineer's Perspective"
"Concrete Surface Preparation Procedures and Equipment"
Paul Kelley, P.E.
Master Builders, Inc.
"Fiber Wrapping of Concrete Columns"
Joseph Bilotti, P.E.
R. J. Watson, Inc.
"ICRI Technical Guidelines"
"Selection and Use of Water Repellents for Building Facades"
"Evalustion of Corrosion in Bonded and Unbonded Post-Tensioned Slabs and "Carbon Fiber Wrapping of 8 & 11 Foot Diameter Bridge Columns to Enhance Shear Capacity"
Schupack Suarez Engineers