2008 Project Awards winners announced

The International Concrete Repair Institute has chosen “Restoration of Arkwright House — 10 Years Later” as the ICRI 2008 Project of the Year as part of the 2008 Project Awards. ICRI presented the award to C-Probe Systems Ltd. at the ICRI 2008 Fall Convention in St. Louis, Mo.

The Arkwright restoration project was submitted in the Longevity category. The Arkwright House, a historic landmark in central Manchester, U.K., was saved following a unique $9 million repair project completed in 1998 after a 24-month restoration period. The now 81-year-old building had been suffering from corrosion of the building’s steel frame. Cracks in the Arkwright House had been beginning to appear in external masonry. If not remedied, they could have caused serious structural problems. A painstaking repair program involved carefully removing the building’s stone and brick cladding to treat the embedded steel frame underneath.

ICRI awarded 11 2008 Awards of Excellence. Detailed descriptions of the winning projects can be found in the November/December 2008 issue of the Concrete Repair Bulletin and at the ICRI Web site. ? www.icri.org

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