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TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE
Chair: Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals
TAC recommends, implements, and oversees technical activities consistent with policies established by the ICRI Board of Directors. This includes monitoring and oversight of all technical activities for content, progress, and compliance with approved policies. Activities include production of guidelines and other documents for use by the concrete repair industry as the committee deems necessary and appropriate and oversight of convention technical sessions, including selection of speakers and session moderators.
TAC adopted limited revisions to the review process for technical documents at the Spring 2014 meeting. A TAC subcommittee was appointed at the Fall 2014 meeting to conduct a detailed review of the current document development process and propose revisions as appropriate for TAC consideration. The goal of this subcommittee is to expand current guidance to include details on types of technical offerings from technical committees other than printed media and to streamline the overall production process. This document is intended as tool that can be used by committees from the beginning to the end of the development process.
TAC recently completed updating of the ICRI Technical Committee and Style Manuals. The two documents were then combined and successfully balloted. The 2015 TCM was uploaded to the ICRI website in March 2015 (see link above).
TAC-A Technical Programs
Chair: Peter Golter, 3M
This subcommittee is responsible for selection of presentations for technical sessions at each ICRI convention. Twenty-six abstracts were submitted and reviewed for potential presentation at the Spring 2015 convention, including the three deferred from the Fall 2014 convention. The subcommittee selected five presentations for each of the three technical sessions, and a special session on the last day of the convention. Also, one presentation was selected as an alternate. The remaining presentations will be considered for future conventions if resubmitted by the presenters. The deadline for submittal of presentation abstracts for the Fall 2015 convention is July 6, 2015.
Chair: Fred Goodwin, BASF Construction Chemicals
Chaired by the TAC Chair, the Coordinating Committee is made up of the TAC Secretary, ICRI Technical Director, all ICRI Administrative and Technical Committee Chairs, and members of the Technical Activities Committee. This committee is designed to facilitate harmonization of document development and the committee operation process between ICRI committees.
The Coordination Committee’s training breakfast meeting had 21 attendees at the Spring 2015 convention. The Chair briefly summarized the types of information available on the website and encouraged all to take advantage of these resources to expedite conduct of ICRI business. Chris Lippmann, ICRI Treasurer, presented an update on development and implementation of the ICRI Strategic Plan, followed by a brief discussion. Mark Nelson presented an update on the status of a new Guide for Committee Document Development. The consensus of a brief discussion was that this will be a valuable tool for committees.
Tanya Komas presented a brief update on Strategic Development Council (SDC) activities related to concrete repair with emphasis on the Concrete Repair Industry Branding Plan.
COMMITTEE 110 - GUIDE SPECIFICATIONS
Chair: Karl Rickert, Rickert Engineering, Inc.
Guide specifications in various stages of development include:
• Structural Concrete Repairs
• Balcony Repair
• Top Beam, Column, and Wall Repair
• Soffit Repair
• Full-Depth Wall-to-Wall Repair
The guide specification and commentary, “Structural Concrete Repairs,” was reviewed and approved by TAC pending satisfactory compliance with review comments (Spring 2014). The committee discussed the TAC comments at the Spring and Fall 2014 committee meetings and in periodic teleconferences. The large majority of Committee responses to TAC review comments were acceptable; however, there were concerns about <20 responses. TAC and Committee representatives met (Spring 2015) to discuss questionable responses. Results of this meeting were discussed at the Committee 120 meeting. Plans are to complete their revision and resubmit the specification to TAC before the Fall 2015 convention.
COMMITTEE 120 - ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY
Chair: Charles Brienza, Concrete Protection & Restoration, Inc.
The committee continues to explore potential methods for improved marketing of Technical Guideline No. 120.1-2009, “Guidelines and Recommendations for Safety in the Concrete Repair Industry.” A presentation to introduce the Safety Guideline to ICRI chapters has been developed and is available for download and use by members HERE. A Spanish version of the guide was produced and introduced at World of Concrete 2013.
Three White Papers developed by Committee 120 can be downloaded from the ICRI website Free Publications page.
The committee continues to draft content for “Safety Solutions,” a new column that was introduced in the Mar/Apr 2010 CRB. A number of additional articles have been published in subsequent issues of the CRB. The committee is currently working with the Awards Committee to include a “Safety” element in documentation for project awards. Also, they are planning to develop a “Safety Award” for annual presentation beginning in the Fall 2016.
COMMITTEE 130 - PROCUREMENT METHODS AND RELATIONSHIP ARRANGEMENTS
Chair: Brian Daley, C.A. Lindman, Inc.
The committee is developing a procurement document to provide guidance to owners, designers, and contractors on ways to formalize agreements among themselves to design and/or perform restoration projects. The guideline will discuss responsibilities and liabilities of each member of the restoration team, give examples of different contracting methods, and establish an ICRI-recommended process to serve as the industry standard.
The “Guideline for Procurement of Concrete Restoration Services (130.2)” was reviewed by TAC and returned to Committee 130 for revision, reballot, and resubmittal. The committee discussed TAC comments at the Spring and Fall 2014 meetings. The document has been reformatted in accordance with TAC comments. Revised assignments were made (Spring 2015) for development of new text to address TAC comments. Plans are to return the document to TAC before the Fall 2015 meeting.
COMMITTEE 140 - LIFE CYCLE PERFORMANCE & COST
Chair: Peter DeNicola, Evonik Corporation
TAC approved development of “Guideline for Service Life Management of Concrete and Masonry Structures,” in Oct 2009. The committee is continuing to develop technical guidance on managing the serviceability of concrete structures. This management will encompass the structure’s entire life cycle and building sustainability will be optimized through a “cradle to grave” approach using preventative maintenance systems and quality concrete repairs. Given the slow progress on document development under the previous chair, Committee 140 discussed (Spring 2015) a potential merger with Committee 160 Sustainability and requested TAC guidance. Committee 160 agreed with the proposal. TAC approved the merger and directed that details be addressed by the current chairs.
COMMITTEE 150 - ICRI NOTES ON ACI 562 CODE REQUIREMENTS
Chair: Rick Edelson, Edelson Consulting Group LLC
The committee is developing ICRI Notes on how to implement requirements of ACI 562 Code Requirements for Evaluation, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Buildings. The committee is organized with 8 subcommittees, each corresponding with a chapter in ACI 562. An article providing information about this committee and the ACI 562 code appears in the Sept/Oct 2012 CRB. Committee 150, ACI, and SDC are working with WJE to expedite development of Notes (Fall 2014).
The current work of this committee is essentially complete (Spring 2015). ACI 562-16 is being balloted now or should be done shortly. The guide is going to be out before the new code comes out with changes throughout. Chair reported that ICRI has a very large presence in the guide and references are made specifically under Quality Assurance to the ICRI Repair Testing Technician Certification Program. Final balloting of ACI 562 is in April. No meeting of Committee 150 is currently scheduled for the Fall 2015 ICRI meeting.
COMMITTEE 160 - SUSTAINABILITY
Chair: Leo Whiteley, Walker Restoration Consultants
Committee 160 drafted a chapter, “Sustainable Concrete Repairs,” included in the US Green Concrete Council’s book, “The Sustainable Concrete Guide – Applications.”
A White Paper, “Sustainability for Repairing and Maintaining Concrete and Masonry Buildings,” was reviewed by TAC and approved for publication in April 2014. An Introduction to the White Paper was published in the Sept/Oct 2014 CRB. The entire White Paper can be downloaded from theFree Publications link on the ICRI website.
The committee also drafted guidance on how sustainability issues can be addressed in other ICRI technical documents and criteria for the Awards Committee to use in judging nominations for a Sustainability Award (Spring 2014). The updated draft Sustainability requirements for Project of the Year Application Form was reviewed (Spring 2015) and committee voted to develop checklist for sustainability bullet points.
A draft document, “Guideline for Evaluating Concrete and Masonry Building for Sustainability,” was posted on the 160 website following the Fall 2013 meeting. Subsequent reviews indicated that division into two individual guidelines for concrete and masonry buildings was preferable. Consequently, separate document development requests were submitted to TAC and approved at the Spring 2014 meeting. The committee reported (Spring 2015) that progress is being made on both guidelines.
COMMITTEE 210 - EVALUATION
Chairs: Todd Allen, Universal Construction Testing/Radarview
and Dennis Wipf, Gervasio & Associates Inc.
The committee request to develop a guideline, “Owner’s Guide to Inspection and Maintenance for Concrete and Masonry Buildings,” was approved by TAC at the Spring 2010 meeting. Questions for the Chico State repair industry survey were discussed at the Fall 2013 meeting. Results of the survey were reviewed at the Spring 2014 meeting. Committee reported (Spring 2015) that they are focusing on describing symptoms (effects) to owners. Also, there was a Committee 160, Sustainability, member present at the meeting for coordination with the 160 owner’s guide.
210-A Verification of Epoxy Injection of Concrete Cracks
Chair: Matt Sherman, Simpson, Gumpertz & Heger
The revised document 210.1R, “Guide for Verifying Field Performance of Epoxy Injection of Concrete Cracks,” was reviewed by TAC and approved pending satisfactory compliance with review comments (Spring 2014). Committee reported (Spring 2015) that remaining TAC primary comments have been resolved; document will be balloted this summer and resubmitted to TAC prior to the Fall 2015 meeting.
210-C Tensile Pull-Off Testing
Chair: Todd Allen, Universal Construction Testing/Radarview
The revised document 210.3R-2013, “Guide to Using In-Situ Tensile Pull-Off Tests to Evaluate Bond of Concrete Surface Materials,” was published in December 2013.
COMMITTEE - 310 SURFACE PREPARATION
Chair: Andrew Fulkerson, MAPEI Corporation
Guideline 310.1R-2008, “Guide for Surface Preparation for the Repair of Deteriorated Concrete Resulting from Reinforcing Steel Corrosion,” was published in March 2009. Revised Guideline 310.3R, “Preparation of Concrete Surfaces for Repair Using Hydrodemolition Methods,” was reviewed and approved for publication in December 2013. The guideline was published in June 2014.
A committee request to develop a guideline “Surface Preparation of Contaminated Concrete,” was submitted to TAC in October 2014 and approved at the Fall 2014 meeting. TAC emphasized that the committee should concentrate on “how and where to use” appropriate methods and equipment. Detailed technical background on why procedures work should be minimized or avoided. It was reported (Spring 2015) that a small Task Group has been formed to start the document with plans to have a draft for review at the Fall 2015 meeting.
310-A Sealers, Coatings and Polymer Overlays
Chair: Pat Winkler, Rampart Hydro Services, LP
Guideline 310.2R-2013, “Selecting and Specifying Concrete Surface Preparation for Sealers, Coatings, Polymer Overlays, and Concrete Repair,” was revised to include a more aggressive profile chip (CSP 10) and additional content. The guideline was published in October 2013 and available for purchase with CSP 10 at the Fall 2013 convention.
COMMITTEE 320 - CONCRETE REPAIR MATERIALS AND METHODS
Chair: Ashish Dubey, PhD, FACI, USG Corporation
Guideline No. 320.3R-2012, “Guide for Inorganic Repair Material Data Sheet Protocol,” is available as a free download (CLICK HERE) on the ICRI website.
320-A Application Methods for Concrete Surface Repair
Chair: Peter Kolf, CTLGroup
The revised Guideline 320.1R-1996, "Selecting Application Methods for the Repair of Concrete Surfaces," was approved by TAC pending satisfactory compliance with review comments (Fall 2014). Committee 320 has proposed to update one section of the document in accordance with TAC comments and submit for a preliminary TAC review (June 2015) before proceeding with the entire document.
320-B Materials for Concrete Surface Repair
Chair: Ashish Dubey, PhD, FACI, USG Corporation
Guideline No. 320.2R-2009 (formerly 03733), “Selecting and Specifying Materials for the Repair of Concrete Surfaces,” was successfully balloted in March 2014 with 4 negative votes to be resolved. The document was revised based on comments from the previous review and successfully balloted in January 2015. Plans are to submit the revised guideline for TAC review during summer 2015.
320-C Grout Material Data Sheet Protocol
Chair: Aamer Syed, Sika Corporation
The “Guideline Structural Grouts Material Data Sheet Protocol” was submitted for TAC review in January 2014. TAC returned the document to Committee 320 for revision, reballot, and resubmittal to TAC. It was reported (Spring 2015) that the revised document will be submitted to TAC June 2015 for a preliminary review prior to committee ballot in December 2015.
320-D Pictorial Atlas of Concrete Repair Equipment
Chair: Andrew S. Fulkerson, MAPEI Corporation
Guideline 320.5R-2014, “Pictorial Atlas of Concrete Repair Equipment,” was revised to include a section on finishing and hand tools, approved by TAC, and published in May 2014. The committee is currently collecting information on other types of equipment (i.e. pumps, shotcrete equipment, slab jacking equipment) to expand the guideline. October 2015 is the estimated date for completion of another section.
COMMITTEE 330 - STRENGTHENING AND STABILIZATION
Chair: Greg Blaszak, PE, Milliken, Inc.
Guideline No. 330.1-2006, “Selection of Strengthening Systems for Concrete Structures,” was reapproved in 2012. The committee then initiated drafting of a guide specification and commentary for externally bonded FRP fabric systems for strengthening concrete structures. TAC approved the second draft of the document pending satisfactory compliance with review comments (September 2012). Subsequent revision of the document based on TAC and Committee 110 resulted in substantial changes that required reballoting and resolution of an additional negative. The revised draft was resubmitted for TAC review in May 2014. TAC approved the specification pending satisfactory compliance with review comments at the Fall 2014 meeting.
The objective of the Spring 2015 meeting was to resolve all remaining TAC comments. Following the meeting, responses to comments will be balloted by committee by No-Protest Consent Notice. Assuming approval, the document will then be submitted to TAC to determine compliance with review comments.
A review of a draft outline for a FRP Applicator Certification Program (Spring 2015) generated significant discussion, questions, comments, and concerns. Committee 330 is committed to provide an approved outline to the Certification Committee by Fall 2015.
COMMITTEE 410 - MASONRY
Chairs: Patrick J. Morrissey, ConSpec Associates, Inc.
and John M Wathne, PE, Structures North
Guideline No. 410.1-2008, “Guide for the Evaluation of Masonry Facade Structures,” was released in March 2009. This guideline describes the tools, techniques, and processes that are used in the evaluation of masonry facade structures.
Following publication of the evaluation document, the committee began drafting a guideline for repair and strengthening of masonry facade structures. A committee ballot of the draft document was initiated in December 2013. Reports of ballot comments being resolved continue (Fall 2014). A meeting was potentially scheduled to follow the Spring 2015 meeting for resolution of remaining negative comments.
New topics and goals were discussed at the Fall 2014 meeting and the committee proposed to develop a series of guideline publications that are tentatively being called “Practice Guides.” A practical guide to structural in-place stabilization of distressed ornamental terra cotta units was selected as the first task. A document development request, “Practice Guide: In-place Stabilization of Terra Cotta,” was submitted to TAC and approved at the Fall 2014 meeting. TAC advised that the guide should emphasize “how to use” appropriate stabilization techniques and detailed technical background on procedures should be minimized or avoided.
Most of the Spring 2015 committee meeting was devoted to review and editing of the current draft of the Practice Guide. Plans are continue development of the Guide this summer with committee members submitting sections via e-mail. These will be merged into the master document for review and editing during the Fall 2015 meeting. Spring 2016 is the goal for completion.
COMMITTEE 510 - CORROSION
Chair: Matt Sherman, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.
A committee request to develop an overall “Corrosion and Protection Guideline” was approved by TAC. The guideline will be a compilation of stand-alone documents with a long-term goal of an integrated document that will provide a single source of information on corrosion. Drafting of the document is currently on hold pending completion of other committee guidelines.
Committee reported (Spring 2014) that they formed two Task Groups to develop documents that address corrosion rate testing and half-cell potential testing. The committee reported (Fall 2014) that the two task groups formed in Spring 2014 had been combined into one. Consequently, a request for development of an overall guide for conducting corrosion testing was drafted. A detailed outline was also drafted and both were submitted to TAC. The request for development of “Guide for Conducting Half-Cell Potential, Corrosion Rate, and Resistivity Testing for Steel Reinforced Concrete Structures” and detailed outline were reviewed and approved by TAC at the Fall 2014 meeting.
Reportedly (Spring 2015) a significant portion of the Half-Cell section has been drafted. Task Group was adjusted to focus efforts and finish three sections by Fall 2015. Committee will ballot Half-Cell, Corrosion Rate Testing, and Resistance sections individually as completed.
510-A Electrochemical Techniques for Corrosion Mitigation in Concrete Structures
Chair: David Whitmore, Vector Corrosion Technologies
Guideline 510.1, "Electrochemical Techniques to Mitigate the Corrosion of Steel for Reinforced Concrete Structures,” approved by TAC in January 2013 and published in June 2013.
510-B Corrosion Inhibitors
Chair: Tim Gillespie, Sika Corporation
The subcommittee has been drafting a guideline to provide information on penetrating surface treatments for corrosion mitigation of reinforced concrete structures. This information is intended to provide guidance and supplement sound judgment by engineers, consultants or others specializing in the restoration of reinforced concrete structures suffering from corrosion induced damage. As of the Fall 2013 meeting, approximately 75% of the committee ballot comments had been resolved. Committee reported (Fall 2014) that all primary ballot comments had been resolved. The document was submitted for TAC review at the Spring 2015 meeting.
COMMITTEE 710 - COATINGS AND WATERPROOFING
Chair: Peter Golter, 3M
710-A Horizontal Waterproofing of Traffic Surfaces
Chair: Kevin Buck, Huntsman
Guideline 710.2-2014, “Guide for Horizontal Waterproofing of Traffic Surfaces,” was published in October 2014.
710-B Moisture-Related Issues with Concrete Floor Finishes
Chair: Lee Eliseian, Independent Floor Testing and Inspection
A request to develop a new document initially titled “Guide for Moisture and pH Testing, Collecting Data, Interpreting Concrete Results, and Mitigation Options” was approved by TAC in the Spring of 2010. An article summarizing subcommittee plans for the guideline and soliciting participation from additional members was published in the Jan/Feb 2011 CRB. The draft Guideline, “Moisture-Related Issues with Concrete Floor Finishes,” was submitted to Committee 710 for ballot in March 2014. The ballot was unsuccessful because at least 1/2 of all voting members on the committee roster did not cast an affirmative vote. The committee requested (Spring 2014) an MOU with SSPC on concrete moisture-related issues. Since SSPC is working on and has balloted their own similar document, SSPC will not be able to jointly participate with ICRI on this document.
The Chair reported (Fall 2014) that a task group of three had volunteered to “review and scrub the existing document as it is currently too lengthy and detailed.” Reportedly (Spring 2015) the guideline has been thoroughly revised and a subcommittee ballot will be initiated by May 2015. Subcommittee proposes to address moisture mitigations options/solutions for exterior applications in future.
710-D Polymer Flooring Systems
Chair: Tom Murphy, Adhesives Technology Corp.
Guideline No. 710.1-2004 (formerly 03741), “Design, Installation, and Maintenance of Protective Flooring Systems,” was published as a joint document with NACE and SSPC. The Guideline contains detailed information on the aspects of flooring technology, performance properties, surface preparation requirements, installation procedures, and testing to help the user attain long-term service from a variety of polymer flooring systems in a wide range of applications. Subcommittee requested (Spring 2014) a MOU with SSPC and NACE for joint revision of the document. Both SSPC and NACE have agreed to participate in the updated guideline and an agreement between them and ICRI has been signed by all parties (Fall 2014).
The subcommittee plans (Spring 2015) to revise this document in modular format. Potential modules include:
• Concrete Repair (Joints, Spalls, Cracks, Overlays)
• Surface Preparation
• Moisture Mitigation
• Finish Flooring, i.e. Polymer Flooring
Chair: Mark LeMay, JQ
The Grouting Task Group produced Guideline No. 340.1, “Guide for the Selection of Grouts to Control Leakage in Concrete Structures,” in 2006. TAC disbanded the Task Group when ICRI adopted the current Committee structure and transferred responsibility for document maintenance to Committee 710 (Spring 2014) that Committee 710 initiate a ballot to reapprove this document, then begin a revision as appropriate. The committee reported (Fall 2014) that a subcommittee has been formed to revise the document.
Reportedly (Spring 2015) the document has significant deficiencies and should be completely rewritten. Draft #1 of the proposed outline for revision was reviewed and revised at the meeting. Also, the subcommittee proposes to revise the title to “Nonstructural Grouting for Leaking Structures.”
Reviewed/Updated April 2015