2016 Technical Session Schedule
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Learn more about the concrete repair industry with sessions from some of the most knowledgeable minds in the business. Hear about upcoming trends in the industry, the newest technology being used today, the latest educational developments, and what is going to happen with other materials and practices. Discover knowledge that can improve the performance of your repairs, build your reputation, and grow your business.

Earn 3 PDHs (Professional Development Hours) per session, which can add up to 12 total hours for the entire convention. PDH forms are available at registration and at the sessions.


Topics and times are subject to change.

Wednesday, March 16

8:30–9:15 am

“Influence of Surface Preparation on Bonding (The Good, the Bad and the Ugly)”
Jacques Bertrand, Ambex Concrete Technologies, Inc.


9:15–10:00 am

“Meeting the Challenges of Moisture Mitigation and Surface Tolerances in Concrete Floor Slabs”
Mike Tracy, ARDEX Americas


10:00–10:30 am

Break


10:30–11:00 am

“Protection for Concrete and Masonry Structures Utilizing Growth Crystals”
Mark Chew, Logan Contractors Supply


11:00–11:30 am

“Concrete Floor Preparation and Application of Chemical Resistance Coatings in Harsh   Environments”
John VanGorder, VanHearron, Inc.


11:30 am–12:00 pm

“Practical Learning Experiences Through Internship Under the CIM Program”
Jerhard Evangelista, Student, New Jersey Institute of Technology (Intern, Sika Corp)


Thursday, March 17

8:30–9:15 am 

“Repair and Protection of Underwater and Marine Structures by Encapsulation” 
Hazem Jadallah, BASF


9:15–10:00 am

Concrete Façade Restoration on the South Boston Waterfront”
Neil Rouleau and Matthew Copeland, Gorman Richardson Lewis Architects


10:00–10:30 am

Break


10:30–11:00 am

“Marble Bluff Dam Spillway Concrete Repairs”
Westin T. Joy, Bureau of Reclamation


11:00– 11:30 am

“Evaluation, Restoration and Protection of Sandstone Façade on a Historic Building”
Leo Whiteley, Walker Restoration Consultants


11:30 am–12:00 pm

“Value Added Waterproof Concrete: Why Aren’t You Using It?”
Brian MacNeil, Kryton International Inc.


12:00–1:30 pm 

Recognition Luncheon


1:30–2:15 pm 

“Post-Installed Reinforcing for Concrete Members”
Jeff Stoneman, Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.


2:15–3:00 pm

“Limiting Tendon Damage During Repair or Modifications of Post-Tensioned Structures”
Todd Allen, Radarview/Universal Construction Testing


3:00–3:30 pm

Break


3:30–4:15 pm

Use of FRP to Strengthen and Protect Marine Structures”
Julie A. Galbraith, SGH


4:15–5:00 pm

“Repair and Waterproofing Solutions for Corrosion and Crack Damaged Structures” 
Ismael Vazquez, Conspro Corp.


Friday, March 18

8:30–9:15 am

“Cathodic Protection of Concrete in Harsh Saltwater Environments”
Jason Chodacheck, Vector Corrosion


9:15–10:00 am

“Extending the Service Life of Concrete Structures in Harsh Environments: How Long Each Strategy May Last?”
Meghdad Hoseini, Levelton Consultants Ltd.


10:00–10:30 am

Break


10:30–11:00 am

“Repair and Protection of Concrete Subject to Harsh Abuse in Mines and Elsewhere”
Dave Flax, The Euclid Chemical Company


11:00–11:30 am

“Rio Antirio Bridge Concrete Maintenance Concept”
Michel Donadio, Sika Services AG


11:30 am–12:00 pm

“Unique Application of Epoxy Gel to Eliminate Penstock Cavitation and Improve Turbine Power Generation Efficiency”
Norm Klapper, International Coatings Inc.


Professional Development Hours

Many professionals have a need to track Professional Development Hours (PDHs) to meet state requirements for license or re-license. ICRI has made a commitment to help professionals meet these requirements. At ICRI conventions, you can earn up to 3 PDHs per technical session, which can add up to 12 total hours for the entire convention. To accurately keep track of those PDHs, please pick up the appropriate form at the registration desk or in the Technical Sessions room.

There are differences in the requirements from state to state, and each specific state registration board has the final authority with respect to approval of courses, credits and professional development hours for courses, and other methods of earning credit in that state. When applying for a license renewal, please check the specific requirements of the state where you are applying.

PDH tracking is voluntary but it is recommended for all convention attendees who need to substantiate participation in qualifying events. A PDH is a contact hour (nominal) of instruction or presentation. Because the presentations at an ICRI convention are less than one hour, credit is given based on the entire session rather than individual presentations.

ICRI strongly recommends that individuals regularly check with their state registration board for specific continuing education requirements in their jurisdiction that affect professional engineering licensure and the ability to renew licensure. A PDH—a nationally recognized unit of record in non-credit professional development programs—can be earned for participation in activities at this conference. If you registered for the convention and attended Technical Sessions, you have the opportunity to earn PDHs. For your records, use our convenient form to keep track of which activities you completed and the amount of credits earned.

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