2019 ICRI Project of the Year and Awards of Excellence Winners

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) recently announced the winners of its 2019 ICRI Project of the Year Awards. The Ile-aux-Tourtes Bridge Rehabilitation was chosen as the ICRI 2019 Project of the Year. This year, three finalists were chosen, and then the winner was announced at awards ceremony on November 12, 2019.

ICRI presented the award to Sika Canada, Inc. on November 12, 2019 during the ICRI 2019 Fall Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Ile-aux-Tourtes Bridge, a 54-year-old highway structure in a Montreal suburb, needed repairs due to corrosion of prestressed strands in concrete girders. A complex mix of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CRFP) fabric and also external post-tensioning have been put in place to provide the structure with 15 more years of service. Some of the latest technologies in construction were used including the 3D scanning of bridge elements and also radar detection of steel reinforcement and prestressed cables. Both concrete slab and girders also needed repairs with mortars and epoxy injections.

Additionally, ICRI awarded seven additional 2019 Awards of Excellence. Detailed descriptions of the winning projects can also be found in the November/December 2019 issue of the Concrete Repair Bulletin. They are also available at www.icri.org.

Historic Category

Napa Valley Courthouse
Project of the Year Finalist
Napa, California
Submitted by PULLMAN

Water Structures Category

Repairs & Strengthening to Brick Arch Masonry
Storm Water Drains for MCGM
Project of the Year Finalist
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Submitted by Kasturi Projects Pvt Ltd

High-Rise Category

Signature Place Condominium
St. Petersburg, Florida
Submitted by R. L. James, Inc. General Contractor

Longevity Category

Lake Merritt Boathouse – 10 Years Later
Oakland, California
Submitted by Sika Corporation

Parking Structures Category

University of Houston East Garage
Fire Emergency Response
Houston, Texas
Submitted by Walter P Moore & Associates, Inc.

Parking Structures Category

The Promenade Apartments
New York City, New York
Submitted by Sika Corporation

Special Projects Category

Eisenhower Barracks at West Point
West Point, New York
Submitted by STRUCTURAL

ICRI also awarded seven Awards of Merit.

High-Rise Category

The Ritz Carlton Naples Façade Repair
Naples, Florida
Submitted by Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates, Inc.

Historic Category

Northeastern State University Wilson Hall Renovation
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
Submitted by Restek, Inc.

Historic Category

The Lancaster Hotel
Houston, Texas
Submitted by Walker Consultants

Longevity Category

Sound of the Sea II
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
Submitted by SKA Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Parking Structures Category

Poff Federal Building
Birmingham, Alabama
Submitted by Concrete Protection & Restoration, Inc.

Special Project Category

Trinity Stadium Rehabilitation
Haverhill, Massachusetts
Submitted by Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc.

Water Structures Category

Innovative Repairs Restore Northern Spillway Pier
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Submitted by Vector Construction Ltd.

About ICRI

The International Concrete Repair Industry (ICRI) is an association of both concrete repair and restoration. It is also a leading resource for both 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 that work together to improve both the understanding and training of the concrete repair industry.

ICRI begin during a World of Concrete seminar in February 1988. Attendees voiced their frustration about the lack of both standards and guidelines for concrete repair. They also expressed their concern over the proliferation of unqualified contractors entering the industry.

In response to these concerns, the International Association of Concrete Repair Specialists was then formed. It began with a formal organizational meeting in Naperville, Illinois during May 1988. The attendees also consisted of 66 repair specialists. In 1993, the name was then changed to the International Concrete Repair Institute.

The organizing members agreed on the following statement of purpose: To improve the quality of concrete restoration, repair, and protection through education of, and communication among, the members and those who use its services.

In 1989, ICRI then published the first issue of the Concrete Repair Bulletin. Then, the first technical guide was published. Afterward, this spurned the first chapter of ICRI.

Joining ICRI

Lastly, as a member of ICRI, there are numerous benefits that are included. These benefits include directory listings, advertising discounts and also discounted access to Technical Guidelines among many other benefits. There are three ways to become a member of ICRI: as a company member, as a supporting member or also as an individual member. There is also a vast peer network that members can tap into.

To learn more about membership in ICRI, you can also visit ICRI.org

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