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Virtual Vancouver

On-Demand Access to 2020 ICRI Spring Convention Presentations – View Anytime!

Call it Virtual Vancouver! We have made significant strides to offer new technical content online since the cancellation of the 2020 ICRI Spring Convention.

Presenters from 14 of our scheduled presentations from the cancelled Vancouver convention agreed to record their presentations and offer them to you, on-demand.

These world-class presentations are offered at no cost to ICRI members for 90 days and at a low cost to our non-member colleagues. The recordings are being released 3-4 presentations at a time and over several weeks through the ICRI Learning Center - Learning Center Access Instructions.



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Eric Hammarberg

ERIC HAMMARBERG, Scott Henson Architect
*Communication, Collaboration, Investigation and Follow Through: How to Survive the Denial, Regrets and Revenge of Failures After New Construction

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Conditions documentation
  2. Communication with clients, contractors and occupants
  3. Material compatibility
  4. Constructability and adaptability of repair designs

Bio: Eric has been surrounded by construction his entire life, the third generation of a family of contractors, and later running his own firm. He has worked many facets of construction, including masonry and carpentry, and became involved in preservation as these experiences, education and interest coalesced. Eric’s experience spans from design and project manager for many historic restoration and preservation projects including condition surveys, preservation methodologies, façade evaluations and restorations, project programming, specification research and writing, and reviewing handicap, environmental and landmark rules compliance. Preservation expertise includes protection of historic structures adjacent to new construction, repair.

Edmund Baum

EDMUND BAUM, B Squared Engineering, LLC
*Using FRP to Correct Construction Errors and Modifications

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify where FRP may be a solution
  2. How to implement an FRP Solution
  3. Keys to successful FRP installation
  4. Example repairs

Bio: With more than 40 years of experience in the engineering industry Mr. Baum has attained a unique blend of project management, engineering supervision and practical structural design. He is currently the managing partner of B Squared Engineering, with duties including supervision of the daily design and restoration efforts, project management, and acting as the Quality Assurance Officer. He is an active member of the Technical Committee 330 - Strengthening and Stabilization and has performed hundreds of FRP designs throughout the US and Canada.

Daneil Mazzei and Adam Logan

DANIEL MAZZEI, Wallace Engineering, Inc.
, FORJAK Industrial

Evaluation & Repair of Three Severely Corroded Service Center Floors

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determine demand to capacity ratios of the (10) structural systems evaluated
  2. Create evaluation system and inspection form to rate damage for repair prioritization
  3. Develop triggers to determine when immediate shoring or closure required per ACI 562
  4. Evaluations and calculations per AISC 360, ACI 318, ACI 562 and local building codes

Bios: Dan Mazzei received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from the Virginia Military Institute and his Master of Science in Civil Engineering degree from Mississippi State University. Dan began his career as a construction engineer for the U.S. Military and is now a licensed Professional Engineer in 12 states and Puerto Rico and a licensed Structural Engineer in Oklahoma. Dan has served as the project engineer and engineer of record for a variety of retail, education, industrial and municipal structures. Dan and his team have performed hundreds of forensic investigations and building assessments to include development of applicable repairs required for safe occupancy and code compliance. Dan is a member multiple, professional organizations.

Adam Logan is the owner of FORJAK Industrial - multi-million-dollar company focused on repair and coating of industrial and commercial structures.

Brent Anderson

Water Control for Newly Constructed Structures

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the most common ways water enter a newly constructed structure
  2. Understand the most common reasons why waterproofing systems can fail
  3. Learn about water control methods that can be implemented during the construction process
  4. Learn about water control methods that can be implemented after the construction process

Bio: Brent Anderson, PE, is a design engineer and specialty contractor involved with interior water control barriers. He has designed and installed membrane systems on commercial, industrial, governmental, and residential facilities. An active member of ACI Committees 332 and 515, Brent is a frequent lecturer at World of Concrete and the University of Wisconsin Extension Division.

Jacob Borgerson

JACOB BORGERSON, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.
Concrete Placement and Finishing Defects: Causes, Evaluation, Repair, and Mitigation

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify causes of concrete placement and finishing defects
  2. Compare techniques for evaluating concrete placement and finishing defects
  3. Summarize repair methods for concrete placement and finishing defects
  4. Describe approaches for mitigating concrete placement and finishing defects

Bio: Jacob L. Borgerson is a Senior Associate with Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. He received a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Borgerson specializes in providing concrete expertise in multiple areas including low strength, mass concrete, cracking, finishing defects, repairs, in addition to others. He is a member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI). He is a licensed professional engineer in 10 states, including Illinois and Texas.

Mike Tracy

10 Significant Global Construction Trends

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Promote awareness of emerging technologies
  2. Provide an overview of new means and methods of design and construction
  3. Describe new government regulations and tariffs impacting industry
  4. Identify the impact of changing demographics

Bio: Michael F. Tracy is the Business Development Manager at ARDEX Americas, a global leader in the development and manufacture of high-performance building products, with U.S. Headquarters in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. As a 35-year veteran of the commercial construction, concrete repair restoration industries, Mr. Tracy has established and grown ARDEX businesses in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean Basin. Since 2009, Mr. Tracy has led the development and market introduction of ARDEX Engineered Concrete Systems, ARDEX Polished Concrete System, ARDIFLO and ARDEX Concrete Management Systems (U.S Patent 8,857,130 B1). Mr. Tracy is a graduate of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business

Pete Barlow

PETE BARLOW, Contech Services, Inc.
When Things Did Not Go The Way It Was Planned

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Determining if repair is necessary
  2. Steps to evaluating and implementing a repair
  3. Implementing the repairs
  4. Repair solutions

Bio: Pete Barlow is Vice President, America’s with Contech Services, Inc., of Seattle, Washington a wholly owned subsidiary of BMGroup LTD, an international construction firm based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Contech Services, Inc., is a specialty contractor that performs concrete strengthening, repair and waterproofing. Pete has been in the concrete repair industry since 1975 and has been a member of the Structural Engineers Association of Washington since 1976, the American Concrete Institute since 1978 and International Concrete Repair Institute since 1987. Additionally, he is a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (FACI), active both on a local and national level, he is the current chairman of ACI Committee’s 546-Repair.

Nigel Parker

NIGEL PARKER, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd
Evaluation and Repair of Extensive Cracking of a New Suspended Parking Garage Slab

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Assess cracking of structural elements
  2. Create testing protocols
  3. Implement the expertise of the concrete repair industry in new construction
  4. Identify and implement potential solution for crack repairs

Bio: Nigel graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and again with a Masters in Engineering Management specializing in Engineering Management. After graduation Nigel joined RJC Engineers and was made an associate of the firm in 2018. Nigel is a Licensed Professional Engineer licensed to practice in Ontario and Nova Scotia and a LEED Accredited Professional with the specialty designation of Building Design and Construction. Nigel’s experience in structural restoration and assessment work has included cast-in-place, post-tensioned, and precast concrete. Outside of this, Nigel has focused on new construction waterproofing design and CSA S413 parking garage durability consultings.

Anirudh Goel and Charles Hammond

ANIRUDH GOEL(l) and CHARLES HAMMOND (r), Walker Consultants
First Responders for the Built Environment

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Introduction to emergency response services in a forensic restoration project
  2. A brief discussion on the qualitative and quantitative approach to mitigating immediate life safety hazard posed by structural distresses
  3. Case studies that discuss the approach taken to tackle distresses in new construction, including: a) codes and standards referred; b) design assumptions made; c) field testing conducted; d) qualitative and quantitative analyses performed
  4. The necessity of providing repair construction monitoring to evaluate conformance with construction documents

Bios: Anirudh (Ani) Goel is a Restoration Engineer II in the Houston office. He performs evaluation, non-destructive testing, and designing of repairs for a variety of structural, architectural, and material distress related projects. His experience includes computer modeling, analysis and design of steel, concrete, masonry, and timber structure and retrofits. Ani has over four years of experience in the field of structural engineering with forays in the oil and gas industry and traditional structural engineering consultancies. He is currently a registered EIT.

Charles Hammond is a senior restoration consultant in the Austin office. Charles’ diverse international and domestic background has included restoration projects, new design projects, forensic investigations, and litigation work. Services provided on these projects include structural analysis, construction administration, repair design, load testing, non-destructive testing, failure investigation peer review, and expert witness services among others. Charles has 12 years of design and forensic experience on structures that have utilized a variety of materials included structural steel, wood, concrete. Charles also holds multiple certifications, including PE license in multiple states, LEED accreditation, and a certified welding inspector.

Billy James

BILLY JAMES, JQ Engineering
Repair and Reconstruction of a Fire-Damaged, Post-Tensioned Concrete Parking Garage

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Show the types of fire damage that can occur in a post-tensioned cast-in-place structure during construction
  2. Show the steps that were taken to study the damage and discover the extent of damage
  3. Show the types of repairs that were undertaken to restore the structure and enable construction to continue
  4. Discuss the interaction between the owner and the insurance company and the impacts this had on construction schedule

Bio: With a diverse background in structural engineering spanning 42 years, Billy James, PE, brings comprehensive knowledge and expertise to JQ Engineering on a wide variety of project types. In his role as an Associate and JQ’s Engineering Technical Lead, Billy leads the Quality Assurance, Quality Control process for projects ranging from infrastructure and municipal to institutional and commercial. Billy graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering degree. He joined JQ Engineering six years ago. The firm employees 93 people across six Texas offices providing structural engineering, civil engineering, geospatial and facilities performance services.

Leon Geoxavier

LEON GEOXAVIER, Walker Consultants
Repair of Concrete Cracking in New Construction

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Cracking terms and definitions
  2. How to plan for future cracking
  3. Identifying concrete cracking
  4. Repair of concrete cracking in new construction

Bio: Leon is an expert in the evaluation, non-destructive testing, and design repairs of a variety of structural, architectural, and material distress related projects. His experience includes nondestructive testing of concrete structures, computer modeling and analysis of steel and masonry structures, design of repairs for steel structures, building envelope assessments, and investigation and repair of parking structures. Leon has over 16 years of experience in the assessment and repair of such structural systems as conventional reinforced concrete, steel frames, and masonry. His experience related to façade evaluation and repair design includes working with different stone cladding materials, curtain walls, brick, and concrete.

Scott Greenhaus

SCOTT GREENHAUS, Structural Technologies
Hard Hats to Helmets

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review current standards and requirements for head protection in the construction industry
  2. Review improvements to the standards and testing that indicates the degree of improvement that can be achieve.
  3. Current efforts to change the industry acceptance of helmets as an alternative to hard hats
  4. Examination of new technologies utilized in other activities such as biking and football and how this research can be applied to construction helmets

Bio: Mr. Greenhaus has 40 years of experience in the concrete repair industry and has been involved with all manner of repair, restoration and protection projects. Mr. Greenhaus has also worked extensively in the field of safety as Chief Risk Officer of Structural Technologies. He is a member University of Maryland Civil Engineering BOD and has been on the Board of Directors of the Post-tensioning Institute (PTI), International Concrete repair Institute (ICRI) and American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and served as the Chairman of the ASCC Safety and Risk Management Council. He is also a member of ASCE, ACI, ANS, and ASSE. Mr. Greenhaus was past president of PTI and has chaired many committees in these trade and technical associations.

Nathaniel Rende

NATHANIEL RENDE, Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
Nondestructive Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Retaining Walls at New Subway Station

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the use of NDE methods for assessment of internal concrete distress
  2. Understand effective data presentation and reporting of NDE results
  3. Understand how construction records can be helpful in determining the cause of observed distresses
  4. Understand the fusion of field assessment, laboratory testing and structural analysis to develop a solution for distress in existing structures

Bio: Mr. Rende is an Associate Principal with WJE and has managed a broad range of assignments, including structural condition assessment, failure investigation, testing and instrumentation, and repair design. He specializes in applying nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods to the evaluation of concrete, stone and masonry structures. Mr. Rende is affiliated with several professional societies and has given technical presentations and seminars in nondestructive evaluation throughout the US.

Khiam Sarwar

Repairs in New Construction: Waterproofing of ACP Roof Joints

Presentation Overview

Learning Objectives:

  1. Unseen Challenges in new Construction
  2. Waterproofing of Vibrating Roof Structure
  3. Waterproofing with Aesthetics
  4. Working on operating stations with challenges like Rainy Season and Height

Bio: Khiam Sarwar has been working in the field of specialty construction for nearly 14 years with over 90 projects of Refurbishment to his name Including Structural Strengthening with CFRP Systems, Flooring, Waterproofing anchoring etc. After getting graduation degree in chemical engineering from University of engineering & Technology Lahore, Pakistan he started working in composite materials. In 2011 he founded company "FAWCHEM" He worked on numerous projects including Structural strengthening Concrete repair Flooring (Epoxy & PU) Waterproofing Jetty Structures, Lighthouse, High-rise Buildings, Production Facilities, Data Centers, Cement Plants, Power Plants, Gas Fields, Schools, hospitals are to name a few.

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