The installation of externally applied FRP systems has been slow to evolve due to limitations of materials used in the field. This demonstration will show how to make the most out of the materials with efficient application methods that will save time and money.
Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) can cause significant damage to concrete structures including bridges, roadways, airport runways, and nuclear power plants. When reactive aggregates are included in a mix, the presence of moisture initiates a reaction between the alkaline cement paste and reactive amorphous silica. The result is a gel that continues to dilate, which may cause cracks in the concrete mass. A research program was undertaken at the University of Toronto to investigate the effects of ASR on large-scale and small-scale concrete specimens. Several specimens were constructed using reactive (ASR) concrete and non-reactive (regular) concrete, and their short-term and long-term structural and mechanical behavior were compared. In this presentation, we will discuss the results of the research program, will offer best practices to minimize the risk of ASR in concrete during placement, and will propose several strategies for repair of structures that have been degraded due to ASR.
How to properly mix, place and finish MG-Krete, a 2-component product and permanent repair material, will be demonstrated. The demonstration will show methodologies employed in horizontal, vertical, overhead and structural repairs using MG-Krete. Participants will learn the chemistry behind the product and the reason why it is a successful permanent repair material. There will be a full technical review of the product benefits.
High Traffic Commercial/Light Industrial applications including light manufacturing, warehouse/big-box stores and high traffic retail applications present their own unique challenges in concrete repair. This presentation will review concrete repair options that a focused on those application that may require both fast application/turnaround time and strength/use durability for forklifts and trucks. High Traffic Commercial/Light Industrial applications including light manufacturing, warehouse/big-box stores and high traffic retail applications present their own unique challenges in concrete repair. This presentation will review concrete repair options that a focused on those application that may require both fast application/turnaround time and strength/use durability for forklifts and trucks. While there are many option for quick repair that can be open to use in a matter of hours, it is important to acknowledge he potential limitations of these options over the long term.
Phoscrete is an easy-to-use, fast-setting, long-lasting Magnesium-Alumina-Liquid-Phosphate (MALP) concrete repair material for repairs in extreme environments (-15°F to +115°F). Instead of water, Phoscrete’s pre-extended dry component mixes include Liquid Phosphate Activator (Freezing Point = -20°F). Working time and set time are easily controlled by supercooling the activator in hot temperatures, and by adding fast-set admixtures in cold temperatures. The presentation will include laboratory testing, field installation, and a small installation.
From the days of boiled Linseed oil, to the discovery of membrane forming cures, to the development of carbon dioxide injection; curing has evolved to accommodate the demands of the construction industry. This presentation will look back at the early standards developed by ASTM, contrasting them to the standards that are currently under consideration. There are many ways to cure concrete, this presentation will review the various product options framed in the context of weather. Lastly, the presentation will explore the various methods discussing the features and benefits of the common curing practices of today.
Dallas City Hall and Plaza are recognized by many due to the opening scenes of Dallas, the television show. What is less known is that the structure is a significant early example of bonded post-tensioned concrete which was utilized throughout the superstructure and two-story parking garage constructed beneath the plaza. Opened in 1977, the parking garage is a two-way bonded post-tensioned concrete slab with unreinforced drop panels supported by flared circular concrete columns. The garage covers two city blocks, extends under two adjacent multi-lane streets, and supports mature landscaping, pool, fountain, and up to 11’-0” of soil. In 2017, several square feet of a drop panel fell from the structure and subsequent observations found multiple locations of drop panel and column capital failures. A structural investigation including destructive and non-destructive testing, and analysis of the existing structure was undertaken to determine the cause of the failures.
The demonstration will cover the basic steps, products, and processes involved with dying and polishing concrete. The equipment, tooling, chemicals, and processes used to achieve a polished floor will be demonstrated.
EDCC is an extremely novel and first of its kind application for use primarily in the seismic retrofit of unreinforced masonry walls. This spray-on technology incorporates a highly sustainable and cost-effective mixture of recycled admixtures that have proven to be extremely effective at greatly enhancing the ductility and strength of unreinforced structures. Its ease of placement and unique flexural advantages make it very unique in the field of seismic upgrade with the potential for additional applications with other infrastructure improvements.
Two projects will be explored in this presentation. The first is a concrete structure which for 20 years was exposed to extreme heat. The second is a structure which was exposed to extreme vibrations. Both these structures were integral parts of manufacturing processes and required limited down time to repair. The questions needing to be answered were: what is the condition of the existing concrete and what are the repair options for these structures. We turned to non-destructive techniques to evaluate these structures. Non-destructive techniques can provide insight into structures when accompanied by experienced engineers and petrographic analysis. Repair options were provided at the end of our evaluation leading to reduced down time and well-planned repairs.
The demonstration will cover the use of MAPEI’s high alkaline corrosion inhibitor, Mapefer 1K and encapsulation of the repair area with Planitop 12 SR. Planitop 12 SR is a versatile, sulfate resistant, fiber-reinforced, with silica fume and corrosion inhibitor that can be applied by hand, pump, or spray on horizontal and vertical surfaces. Demonstration will show how to utilize these products in accordance with ACI Repair Application Procedures (RAP) 3, 6, and 7 as well as ICRI Guideline Nos. 310.1R and 310.2R. Demonstration will showcase a project where Planitop 12 SR was recently used to repair a Wastewater Treatment Tank.
This demonstration video will provide information and details from Commercial and Healthcare projects for scheduling, materials, manpower, methods and protection measures necessary for the installation of a moisture vapor control (MVC) system along with self-leveling underlayments (SLU) for floor finish preparation and protection.
The FRCM externally bonded Composite Strengthening Systems repair and reinforcement solution combines high-performance sprayable mortar with a carbon-fiber grid that creates a thin structural layer without significantly increasing the structure's weight or volume. With FRCM, contractors can effectively repair, protect, and strengthen concrete and masonry structures in a single application for a fraction of the installed cost of traditional shotcrete.
This demonstration will highlight the various product forms that can be integrated in a retrofit solution for extreme loading, that the product utilizes existing retrofit construction implementation practices and provides a lighter-weight retrofit solution when compared to retrofits that utilize standard or high-strength concrete solutions, and has superior multi-threat mitigation performance when compared with other concrete retrofit mitigation solutions for extreme loading events.
This demonstration covers MiraGard Granite, a water-based dual component, self-crosslinking acrylic resin binder specifically designed for use as a decorative vinyl flake broadcast system to simulate the depth and texture of natural granite stone. The product is moisture vapor permeable and can be used as a beautiful decorative topcoat over new concrete or existing concrete needing repairs whether exterior, interior, slabs-on-grade or elevated slabs. It is also rapid curing and can be completed in one day with fast return to service typically in as little as only 24 hours, and offers outstanding durability and wear resistance, UV stable for superior color retention and weathering resistance, good resistance to moisture absorption, environmentally friendly and VOC compliant and water-based for easy clean-up.
This demonstration will show the repair of cracks in concrete using structural polyurethane injection without pumps, ports or cutting, featuring Roadware 10 Minute Concrete Mender and Easy Injection System. This no cutting method generates almost no dust making silica dust mitigation much easier.
Grout-filled socks combined with threaded bars are gaining popularity to form a strong chemical and mechanical bond for securing external walls to hollow concrete floor slabs, for stitching cracked solid and multi-lead walls, for stabilizing rubble-filled walls, and securing unstable parapet walls and arches. This technology is ideal where high levels of performance are required in bending for heavy duty, high load applications. The demonstration session will provide an overview of this fast, efficient, proven installation technique.
The case-histories based presentation will focus on the use of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) methods to detect flaws and damage in concrete construction. Case histories will be presented for detection and mapping of flaws and damage in concrete such as cracking, delamination, honeycomb, void, corrosion, fire damage, alkali-silica reaction and low strength concrete. The case histories for the concrete structures are anticipated to include parking structures, bridges, buildings and dams. NDE methods will include sonic/ultrasonic, infrared thermography, radar and corrosion technologies where the results in many cases were confirmed by coring. The use of some of the NDE methods for QA of concrete repairs such as epoxy injection and patching will also be discussed.
Sikalastic One Shot products, Sikalastic-720 One Shot & Sikalastic-726 Balcony One Shot, will be demonstrated. Sikalastic One Shot products are an innovation in traffic coating membranes that replace the need for a base coat and multiple top-coats in a single step. These products re-imagine how traffic coating systems are designed with a polyurethane resin that has both a flexible crack-bridging ability and is extremely durable. Sikalastic-720 One Shot is a one coat system of 45 mils with a proprietary aggregate blend designed for vehicular traffic. Sikalastic-726 Balcony One Shot is a primer-less single step polyurethane system of 35 mils with a proprietary integral texture designed for balconies and pedestrian traffic....
Three precision epoxy grouts: E3-Deep Pour, E3-Xtreme and E3-Flowable will be demonstrated. These products are precision grouts used to support equipment and machinery in demanding environments. The demonstration will explain why and where epoxy grouts are used, how they are tested, project preparation, mixing and application, and other considerations. The features and benefits of each product will be described, and newly patented dust-limiting aggregate technology will be introduced.
Demonstration will show what an acceptable CMU substrate for application of air barrier materials looks like, how to prepare Sprayable Cat 5 air barrier coating for application, discuss proper pump specifications for spraying the material, and demonstrate best practices for spraying Sprayable Cat 5, a Silyl-Terminated Polymer air barrier to a CMU substrate, while providing “tips & tricks” along the way.
The recommended application methods utilized to successfully install Pecora Deck HB1000, a two-part polyurethane traffic coating, will be demonstrated. Demonstration and discussion will include primers, waterproofing base coats, and high-build, UV resistant topcoat.
The Ituango dam is an embankment dam that is currently under construction on the Cauca River in Colombia. The largest hydroelectric power plant in Colombia’s history. Three large diversion tunnels used to divert the water from the river around the construction site during construction collapsed as a result of heavy rainfalls. The nearly completed pump house had to be flooded to accommodate premature water build-up in the reservoir. These tunnels would need to be permanently sealed. “Pre-stoppers” would need to be constructed in place to serve as bulk heads between which would ultimately be excavated and back-filled with concrete to permanently seal the tunnels. Additional to standard anti-washout properties, the grout had to withstand swiftly flowing water and exhibit an extended working time at temperatures above 32 degrees C. A custom grout was developed for this application. In the end, hundreds of grout micropiles were tremied, consuming more than 1,650 tons of grout, to produce...
ICRI in-person conventions consist of numerous networking opportunities. In many cases, we catch up with old friends who we have not seen in a while, and get to know new friends. Great stories abound, including how ICRI members came to be involved in the organization. Tune in to hear some of these stories in a relaxed, “sitting-at-the-bar” exchange among notable ICRI leaders.
Shotcrete has been used widely for rehabilitation and retrofit of concrete structures. More and more large infrastructures, in particular, in the hydro power industry, is using shotcrete for major rehabilitation and retrofit. Recently, the US Army Corps of Engineers has been engaged in structural modifications to reinforced concrete draft tube exits from the turbines in the Ice Harbor Lock and Dam located on the Snake River, Washington. This presentation details the structural modification to the draft tube which was successfully completed using wet-mix shotcrete.
Since the invention and introduction of Portland cement-based, self-leveling underlayments in the U.S. in 1978, sub-floor preparation technologies, means and methods have continuously evolved. This evolution has been driven by dynamic market forces, including more manufacturers, a larger and more experienced installer base, increased adoption rates with a wider range of applications, ever-increasing project sizes and complexity, new flooring structures with more demanding requirements, the ability to handle high moisture levels with less surface preparation and fast track construction.
Presentation will discuss Vision 2020 (Development, Successes and Challenges) as well as items which still need to be completed. This portion of the presentation will be followed by an overview of the presenter's perspective on the future needs for the concrete repair industry. All attendees will be invited to participate in a workshop to develop a complete list of industry needs (consensus if possible).
After only six years of service, a 6-foot long narrow piece of concrete spalled off an exposed slab edge of a 680-foot tall high-rise in Texas, and fell 160 feet to the podium below. The spall was attributed to premature corrosion at the drip edge. The building featured approximately 9,200 feet of exposed slab edge over its height. Given the potential risk to safety and property of additional concrete spalls, the Owner requested forensic investigations, which (1) identified other areas with signs of similar distress and (2) determined the underlying problem of low reinforcement cover at the drip edge was pervasive. In response, repair options were developed to address the problem and restore intended durability. Given the building height, difficult exterior-only access, downtown environment, and post-tensioning anchors along the slab edge, the repair design and construction both had unique challenges to consider and overcome.
This update includes fall protection requirements for low slope roofs, façade access, and ladders as well as a timeline for compliance. This seminar not only addresses the recent 2017 updates to 29 CFR Part 1910 General Industry, but is an overview of all fall protection standards found in both Part 1910 for General Industry and Part 1926 Construction. The components of a Comprehensive Managed Fall Protection Program are also presented as well as specific requirements for the fall protection options available. Because many in the industry either do not understand the standards, are unaware of the available OSHA interpretations, or prefer not to spend money training their employees, misinformation is being spread. This seminar provides the truth about the required implementation of the updated fall protection standards and the standards that remain in place.
The demonstration will include historical products and processes used for repair of tilt-up wall and precast concrete structures, new technology developments, proper material selection, and application methods.
Selection of the most appropriate, professional tools for the setting of foam backer rod at the correct, consistent depth, without puncturing the skin, is the first step in creating a sealant joint that is long lasting and meets sealant manufacturer specifications. Next is the selection of the optimal sealant dispenser and nozzle. The size and orientation of the joint and the viscosity of the specified sealant will guide an installer to the most efficient drive, material containment unit (MCU) and nozzle for the application. Lastly, the selection of the most appropriate caulk finishing spatula and the technique employed are critical for the sealant to adhere and perform to specification.
Proper installation of the RFP and Mesh system on stucco substrates that have cracking issues will be demonstrated. This involves application of the product with embedded mesh. Also shown will be the application of a "Kiss Coat" of material applied over the previous first coat installation. Finally, how to perform a field adhesion test to ensure adequate bond will be demonstrated. The product, history, benefits and procedures for a successful application and installation will be discussed as well as proper surface preparation and how weather conditions can affect the installation. Demonstration will be hands-on installation on an actual building.
As long as there is concrete there will be concrete cracks. There is no shortage of repair methods for cracked concrete but the challenge is to find the right one that meets your specific needs. This product demonstration will cover polyurethane injection for leak mitigation. The area of focus will be understanding why concrete cracks, when to use polyurethane or epoxy injection, safety and equipment required for injection work, and lastly, the injection process itself.
Repairing and extending the service life of concrete in severe environments first requires that one understands what may be considered severe why it may be considered so. This presentation will discuss the ways in which different organizations and technical committees around the world define ‘severe environments’ for concrete structures; types of deterioration mechanisms and materials-related distress that may severely and quickly deteriorate concrete, type of structures with potentially severe environments, and U.S. geographical considerations.