The ACI 562-16 Repair Code is primarily intended for the Licensed Design Professional for providing the requirements necessary for assessing and designing repairs and rehabilitation of existing concrete structures. The ICRI Concrete Surface Repair Technician (CSRT) Certification Program provides training and certification for the technician inspecting and implementing repairs.
The presentation was recorded on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 during a Special Technical Session on the ACI 562 Repair Code and Joint ACI/ICRI Guide to the Repair Code.
The CSRT Program states that the Certified Concrete Surface Repair Technician will:
Be aware of the causes and problems associated with reinforced concrete deterioration and embedded metal corrosion;
Be introduced to types of concrete deterioration including: embedded metal corrosion, freeze-thaw, erosion/abrasion, and disintegration;
Understand the requirements for a quality repair;
Be aware of the various repair methods and materials; and
Be qualified to perform pre-placement and post-placement inspections and testing.
This video will identify and outline repair code requirements that the repair technician should be aware of for each of the above bullet points covered in the ICRI CSRT certification program.
Eric “Rick” Edelson, P.E., joined Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates, then known as Tadjer Cohen Associates, in 1968 through Drexel University's cooperative engineering work/study program and was a Principal of the firm until his retirement in January 2014. He is now with Edelson Consulting Group LLC. Rick has specialized in forensic analysis of buildings and building envelopes including residential projects, industrial, commercial and educational buildings, hotels, apartment and office buildings of structural steel, reinforced concrete, pre-stressed and post tensioned concrete, and wood for over thirty years. After participating in Vision 2020 creating the “roadmap” for the repair industry, Rick served as the Chair of ACI 562, Chapter 7 Structural Repair during the creation of the first edition of the ACI 562 Code. He remains an active member of the ACI 562 Committee and also served as Chair of ICRI Committee 150 and on the task group that created the “Guide to the Use of the ACI 562”. Rick is the Past-Chair of the ICRI Technical Activities Committee; the past Chairman of ACI 562, Chapter 7 Structural Repair; currently serves on the ACI 562 Committee and ICRI Technical Activities Committee and is one of the newly appointed ICRI Secretariats. His is also a former Chairman of the Structural Committee for the Building Code of the District of Columbia. Rick received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University, is a registered PE in numerous states and has been an active member of ICRI and ACI.