Welcome to the meetings, member list, and officer information page for the Baltimore Washington chapter.
ICRI Mission Statement
The Mission of the International Concrete Institute is to be a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protection of concrete and other structures in accordance with consensus criteria.
ICRI is an organization composed of Engineers, Consultants, Contractors, Manufacturers and other material suppliers, property managers and owners all working together for the betterment of the industry and of all involved. Providing an open forum to speak about our work, new technologies and methods, exchange ideas.
Creating and Following standards to produce the best results for all involved.
Website - www.icribwchapter.org
Chapter Address: 8201 Greensboro Dr, Suite 708, McLean, VA 22102
Dear ICRI-BW Chapter Members,
Happy New Year to all of our Baltimore-Washington DC Chapter ICRI members and families. I hope this year brings good health, happiness and prosperity.
Special thanks to Shannon Bentz, Chapter’s Past President, as well as the 2017 Board of Directors for all of their time and effort to making our Chapter great. I would also like to introduce our three (3) new Board members this year: Brian Heil, Paul Askham and Adam Hibshman (couldn’t get enough the first go around). Please make sure to give them a warm welcome at the first quarter dinner meeting.
The Board of Directors met on January 16th and set the Chapter goals for the upcoming year (shown below). This is a collective effort and we appreciate help from our membership to achieve or exceed these goals.
- Achieve Chapter of the Year status
- Grow our Chapter membership to 200 members (currently, 171 members)
- Increase dinner meeting attendance
- Branch out to local college students and faculty members
- Maintain our student scholarship awards (highest amongst all Chapters including National)
Important notice to all current and future Chapter sponsors. In an effort to simplify the sponsorship renewal process moving forward, the Board voted to move the expiration date of sponsorships for all sponsors to the same date. Beginning January 1, 2018, all sponsorships will expire on December 31st of every year. You should receive an invoice for the full sponsorship amount on or about December 1st of every year starting in 2018. The Chapter will distribute invoices for prorated amounts for new sponsors joining mid-year as well as for current sponsorships expiring prior to December 31st. Please review the Chapter website www.icribwchapter.org for more information.
This year, we are attempting to increase membership involvement with several socials throughout the year. Rich Barret (Facilities Committee Chairman) is hard at work coordinating these fantastic events. Topics discussed at the January 16th Board meeting include friendly “competitive” racing at the Autobahn in Laurel, MD (good way to resolve project change orders) as well as a social event at one of the three Casinos in our region. We would like to know your opinion if the social events would be better on a weeknight or weekend. Please reach out to Rich Barrett or any other Board members with your ideas.
A special thanks to Tom Ouska who, without hesitation, agreed to be the Programs Committee Chairman again this year. This committee is one of the more time-consuming groups and Tom has always done an outstanding job. Brian Baker will be serving out his remaining one-year term as Treasurer this year. We tried to persuade/bribe him to take on another three-year term, but he reluctantly declined. Nick Henn stepped up to the plate and will be shadowing Brian this year with the intent to be the Treasurer-elect next year. We encourage you, our membership, to become involved and volunteer on the Chapter’s technical committees. It could also be something as simple as providing a technical article for the Aggregate (I know Mike Payne could use some articles).
Our first quarter dinner meeting will be held on February 8th at Maggiano’s Little Italy in the Tyson’s Galleria. This is our annual joint meeting with our friends from the ACI National Capitol Chapter. This year, the presentation will focus on the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV’s) and their roles in assisting us with building condition assessments & inspections, construction QA/QC and other uses related to engineering and construction. Our feature speaker is Mr. Gordon Dowrey, Principal of Osprey Assessments, LLC based out of Carmel, Indiana. Make sure to give Mr. Dowrey a warm welcome at the meeting.
Please check our Chapter website for the calendar of events for this year as well as contact information of the current Board of Directors and listing of the Committee Chairs. The Board voted in the January 16th meeting to renew our Chapter Management Agreement with Adverse Creations of Raleigh, North Carolina for another two and half years. Adverse Creations was our Chapter management company in 2017 and they were professional and a pleasure to work with. They will be updating the Chapter website throughout the year, publishing the quarterly Aggregate and distributing information for the Chapter events, amongst other administrative tasks.
I want to personally thank all of the Chapter membership for the opportunity to serve as the Chapter President this year. It is truly an honor. On behalf of the Board of Directors, we look forward to working with you. Please reach out to myself or any of the Board members with questions and/or concerns.
Engineering & Technical Consultants, Inc.
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Officers and Directors
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Robert A. Radcliff, PE
Kevin Kline, EIT
Brian J. Radigan
Shannon Bentz, PE
David W. Bickel Sr.
Nicholas M. Henn, PE
Justin Long, PE
Michael Payne, PE
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