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Stories from the Bar—Reflections from ICRI Leaders


Category:
Technical Presentations
Presenter(s):
Ken Lozen FICRI FACI, FICRI FACI |  Rick Edelson, P.E. |  Elena Kessi |  Kristen Foreman
Duration:
45 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
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Description

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.

Presenter(s)

Ken Lozen FICRI FACI's Profile

Ken Lozen FICRI FACI Related seminars and products: 1

Technical Director

International Concrete Repair Institute


Ken Lozen is the Technical Director of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI), starting in August 2013. As Technical Director, Ken oversees the technical aspects of ICRI; provides technical support to the board, committees and members; is responsible for reviewing/approving technical articles for ICRI’s Concrete Repair Bulletin (CRB); and assists with speaker selection and the coordination of technical presentations and product demonstrations at ICRI Conventions, and the development and implementation of certification programs/education products and other technical offerings.

Prior to ICRI Technical Director, Ken was a Principal Engineer/Associate for NTH Consultants, Ltd in Michigan. He has over 35 years of experience in restoration engineering and consulting, construction materials quality control, concrete technology and troubleshooting, project management and litigation, and structural rehabilitation.

Ken is a founding member and original Treasurer of ICRI. He is an ICRI Fellow and has served on many ICRI committees, including the ICRI Technical Activities Committee (TAC), and the ICRI Board. Ken is also a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and serves on several ACI Committees, including ACI 546 Repair, ACI 563 Specifications for the Repair of Structural Concrete in Buildings, and E706 Concrete Repair Education. He also served on the ACI Greater Michigan Chapter board for 26 years.

Ken has received several awards and has authored articles on repair, restoration, demolition, and maintenance of concrete structures. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan.


Rick Edelson, P.E.'s Profile

Rick Edelson, P.E. Related seminars and products: 2

Edelson Consulting Group LLC


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.


Elena Kessi's Profile

Elena Kessi Related seminars and products: 2

President

Aquafin Building Product Systems


Elena Kessi is the President for Aquafin, Inc., a manufacturer of concrete repair mortars, waterproof coatings, moisture mitigation systems and other building product systems.  Elena has a business degree from the University of Maryland and has been in the construction industry for more than 15 years. Her experience has been focused on product technology, which prevents and repairs concrete damaged by water and moisture. She is an active member of various professional industry organizations including ICRI where she holds the current position of 2020 President Elect. 


Kristen Foreman's Profile

Kristen Foreman Related seminars and products: 1

Senior Structural Engineer

Biller Reinhart Engineering Group, Inc.


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