2020 ICRI Project Awards Announced

2020 ICRI Project Awards - Project of the Year
The Austonian has become a highly awarded building. It also received the Project of the Year Award

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announced the winners of its 2020 ICRI Project Awards. Firstly, The Austonian – Exposed Slab Edge Repairs was chosen as the ICRI 2020 Project of the Year. This year, three finalists were chosen. Additionally, the winner was announced at a virtual awards presentation on October 22, 2020.

ICRI also presented the award to Pivot Engineers on October 22, 2020, at the ICRI 2020 Virtual Fall Convention.

Less than six years after construction of a 59-story building located in downtown Austin, Texas, a large piece of concrete from a slab edge fell more than 200 feet. The repair design team performed a forensic investigation to determine the cause of the premature damage and also identify repair solutions. Based on the investigation findings, the adopted repair plan also included full-depth removal and replacement of all exposed slab edges in the building (approximately 1.75 miles). The repair design addressed numerous dimensional constraints, including steel congestion in the slab edges and also the presence of unbonded post-tensioning (PT) anchors along the slab edge. Also, to enhance durability, the repairs incorporated the installation of a waterproofing membrane on all exposed concrete in the building.

ICRI awarded five additional 2020 Awards of Excellence.

Historic Category

The Dayton Art Institute
Project of the Year Finalist
Dayton, Ohio
Submitted by LRT Restoration Technologies

Transportation Category

Both the repair and protection of Oldbury Viaduct
Project of the Year Finalist
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Submitted by Vector Corrosion Technologies

Longevity Category

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources,
Marine Resources Research Institute – 10 Years Later
Columbia, South Carolina
Submitted by Sika Corporation

Parking Structures Category

Garage Repairs at Wynford Tower
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Submitted by Sense Engineering, Ltd.

Special Projects Category

Rehabilitation of 30-year old Monolithic Salt Dome
Savage, Minnesota
Submitted by Vector Construction, Inc.

ICRI also awarded nine Awards of Merit.

High-Rise Category

The Yorktowne Hotel: Phase 1 and also Phase 2
York, Pennsylvania
Submitted by Sika Corporation

Historic Category

Dallas Municipal Building
Dallas, Texas
Submitted by JQ Engineering LLP

Historic Category

Dallas County Records Building Renovation
Dallas, Texas
Submitted by Sika Corporation

Industrial Category

AZP Girder Strengthening
Mooresboro, North Carolina
Submitted by Freyssinet Inc.

Masonry Category

Christ Church United Methodist Exterior Restoration
New York, New York
Submitted by Western Specialty Contractors

Parking Structures Category

390 Madison for both the rehabilitation and installation of an Impressed Current Cathodic Protection System
New York, New York
Submitted by Pullman SST, Inc.

Special Project Category

First Palo Alto United Methodist Church Restoration
Palo Alto, California
Submitted by Sika Corporation

Water Structures Category

Fountain Place Plaza Renovations
Dallas, Texas
Submitted by Mobile Enterprises, Inc.

Water Structures Category

Challenging Pier Repair Project
Lake Worth Beach, Florida
Submitted by Premier Corrosion Protection Services, Inc.

About ICRI

The International Concrete Repair Industry (ICRI) is an association of both concrete repair and restoration. It is also a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration and protection of concrete and other structures in accordance with consensus data. Founded in 1988, ICRI is made up of contractors, engineers and also manufacturers. These groups work together to improve both the understanding and training of the concrete repair industry.

ICRI had its origins at a World of Concrete seminar in February 1988, during which attendees voiced their frustration about the lack of standards and guidelines for concrete repair. They also expressed their concern over the proliferation of unqualified contractors entering the industry. These contractors did not receive the proper training in concrete repair and then they were underbidding them without proper knowledge of surface preparation, equipment, materials, techniques, etc.

The philosophy of the group is that if the quality of work is improved and purchasers of repair services feel that they are obtaining a durable product, the demand for both their products and services will increase and the image of the concrete repair industry will be elevated.

The founders also insisted that all classes and categories of membership be treated equally. Initially, it was to have been a contractors’ organization, but the immediate interest of engineers, manufacturers, and others in its formation and success made it obvious that it should be open to all. Every attempt is made to ensure equitable representation with both the ICRI Board of Directors and committees made up of members from all disciplines and all geographical areas.

For more information about ICRI, you can also visit their website at www.icri.org. Here you will find information about both membership and continuing education.

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