Art and Science of Matching Historic Concrete
Tell a Friend About This EventTell a Friend

ICRI Webinar - August 5 - 1-2pm Central


 Export to Your Calendar 8/5/2020
When: Wednesday, August 5, 2020
1:00-2:00 pm CDT | 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Where: Webinar
United States
Contact: ICRI
+1 651-366-6095

« Go to Upcoming Event List  

Join us on Wednesday, August 5, for the webinar
Art and Science of Matching Historic Concrete
presented by Amy Woods, International Masonry Institute (IMI)

Matching concrete sounds simple, but there are many factors that affect color, texture, and aesthetics. There is often a challenge with using modern cementitious materials for matching older and historically manufactured cements. Whether your project is historic or contemporary, this presentation will outline materials and methodology that are important to understand when concrete matching is important. With many mid-century buildings coming of repair age, this is a critical time for understanding these concepts. The presentation will include the fundamentals of concrete materials, how cementitious materials affect concrete color, how to use color measurement technology in developing a color match mix design, how aggregate exposure affects aesthetic perception, and other helpful tips when it comes to matching concrete for durable and aesthetic results. Regionally available materials will vary, but the methodology for color matching durable repairs is fundamentally the same. Craftworkers that are trained and educated in concrete matching are assets to project teams and play a significant role in successful historic concrete repair projects.

Learning Objectives
  • Learn the background and basics of concrete and cement history.
  • Understand manufacturing processes and how it affects cement color.
  • Understand current cementitious materials and pozzolans that are available to use to mimic old cements.
  • Learn the methodology for approaching and achieving durable historic concrete repairs that match aesthetically.
Continuing Education Credits: 1.0 PDH and Approved AIA
  • ICRI Member - $15
  • Non-Member - $25
  • Volume Fee: 10 or more participants from the same company: 40% off


Follow these steps to register for an ICRI webinar to get the appropriate member rate:

  1. Click on the link above to be taken to the webinar in the Learning Center
  2. Click on "Sign In" in the upper right of that page.
  3. Click on the orange button that reads, "I have an ICRI account." (If you are not an ICRI member you can proceed as a guest.)
  4. If you were not already logged onto the ICRI website, you will be prompted to login to the Learning Center with your ICRI website login credentials
  5. You can then search for Webinars and other Learning Center products under "Media Types" located in the upper left side of the page

Amy Woods

Amy Lamb Woods, PE: Amy is the Director of Technical Education with the International Masonry Institute (IMI) and a licensed Professional Engineer in Washington, Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Oregon. Her background combines architecture, historic preservation, and civil engineering materials. Ms. Woods has over 20 years of experience in the field of forensic engineering of building materials, both historic and contemporary structures. Her experience includes facade and failure investigations with materials such as brick masonry, terra cotta, stone, concrete, terrazzo, and stucco. Her primary interest is with projects involving the investigation and repair of historic masonry and concrete materials. From the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ms. Woods obtained a BS in Architecture, MA in Architecture Historic Preservation, and an MS in Civil Engineering Building Materials with a focus on cement chemistry. She is a Board member for the Association for Preservation Technology International (APT), past Board member of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Seattle and Chicago chapters, and founder of Women in Restoration & Engineering (WiRE).

ICRI Supporting Members

International Concrete Repair Institute, Inc.
1000 Westgate Drive, Suite 252
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114 USA
Phone: +1 651-366-6095 | Email:

Copyright © 2015-2020 International Concrete Repair Institute, Inc. (ICRI) All rights reserved.

Privacy Policy | Antitrust Policy | Terms of Use | Email Deliverability | Contact Us | Site Map

This website is optimized for Firefox and Chrome.
If you have difficulties using this site, see complete browser details.

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these cookies are used for visitor analysis, others are essential to making our site function properly and improve the user experience. By using this site, you consent to the placement of these cookies. Click Accept to consent and dismiss this message or Deny to leave this website. Read our Privacy Statement for more.