2024 ICRI-MNY Annual Symposium: Building the Future with Sustainable Concrete Repair Solutions for Resilient Structures

Wednesday May 8th, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY

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The ICRI Metro New York Chapter (MNY) invites you to the 2024 ICRI-MNY Symposium: Building the Future with Sustainable Concrete Repair Solutions for Resilient Structures at Club 101 on May 8, 2024. 

When people hear concrete jungle, many minds jump to New York City. All around us, this versatile material makes up many structures’ features, due to its strength, durability and versatility. From the streets to the buildings, concrete is one of the most used materials in the construction industry.

Over the years, as the urgency for eco-friendly, renewability, sustainability, and carbon-conscious construction has risen, so have the innovations in the concrete industry. The industry has begun to analyze material use, examine concrete design, and innovate for manufacturing, material sources, design mixes, reinforcement, repair, and even retaining existing materials in place. The construction and design industries have been able to manipulate each of these parameters to better suit the ever-changing needs. As the world changes, it begs the questions: Where are we going next? What are the long term effects concrete has on our environment? How can we help mitigate carbon footprint? Can concrete be sustainable?


Practicing/Active Design Professionals
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Schedule of Events:
10:00 AM: Registration & Breakfast
10:30 AM: ICRI Welcome Address & MNY Board
10:40 AM: Matthew Sherman, PE and Brett Holland, PE (SGH): Sustainable Concrete – Are you an Uber™ or a Kodak™?
11:15 AM: Bill Lyons (Euclid): Concrete's Evolution to Sustainability
11:50 AM: Lunch
12:30 PM: Brittany Storm (Mapei): Using Sustainability to Repair and Maintain Existing Concrete and Masonry Buildings
1:05 PM: Sarah Migliore & Dan Tyler (Pullman): Low Embodied Carbon (LEC) Materials in Concrete - From the Contractor's Perspective
1:40 PM: Break
2:00 PM: Eslam Gomaa, PhD (Walker): Eco-Friendly Class C Fly Ash Based Alkali-Activated Concrete as an Alternative and a Repair Material for Portland Cement Concrete
2:35 PM: Dave Whitmore, PE (Vector): Quantifying the Sustainability Benefits of Extending Service Life of Concrete Structures - Case Studies including an ICRI 2023 Sustainability Award Winning Project
2:55 PM: Break
3:10 PM: Joni Jones, PE (Braun Intertec): Understanding Chloride Ingress in Concrete: A Key Factor for Sustainable Concrete Repair
3:45 PM: Matthew Adams, PhD (NJIT): What is Low Carbon Concrete and How Do We Make It?
4:20 PM: Closing Remarks / 2024 Event Schedule Overview
4:30 PM: Cocktail Hour & Networking
6:00 PM: End

Featured Speakers: 

Matthew Sherman, PE, SGH

Mr. Sherman is a Senior Principal with Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, Inc. of Waltham, Massachusetts and is a registered Professional Engineer in multiple states and a Fellow of the American Concrete Institute and the International Concrete Repair Institute. Mr. Sherman received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Cornell University in 1991 and his M.S. in Civil Engineering (Structural) from The University of Texas at Austin in 1993. Matthew has over 25 years of experience in consulting and heavy construction throughout the United States. His specialties include concrete materials, thermal and durability simulation, non-destructive testing, corrosion mitigation, and concrete repair. At Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., he has led projects such restoring The University of Notre Dame Stadium, designing overlay repairs, and investigating deleterious aggregates. Prior to joining Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc., he was a project engineer at J.F. White where he oversaw the underpinning of the existing elevated structure in Boston’s North End during the “Big Dig.”

Brett Holland, PE, SGH

Brett Holland is a structural engineer with extensive research and industry experience. He specializes in developing and implementing concrete for high-performance applications, concrete placement troubleshooting, specialized durability requirements, and investigating and repairing structures. He has investigated, designed, and rehabilitated a variety of structures, including historic stadiums, mechanically stabilized earth walls, precast concrete, concrete overlays, and bridge and port structures.

William (Bill) J. Lyons III, FACI, Euclid Chemicals

Bill is a Fellow in ACI, former chair ACI 306 “Cold Weather Concreting” & ACI Convention Committee and current Hot Topic Committee Chair. Bill is the 2018 recipient of the National Chapter Activities Award for his long time dedication to the advancement of the goals to the ACI chapters. 

Bill is the recent past president of the ACI National Capital Chapter in Washington, DC in which he also served as president for NCCACI in 2016. Bill was also the former president of the Concrete Industry Board, the NYC ACI Chapter (2007-08), and the New Jersey Chapter ACI (2004-05). Bill is a current board member of the CIB. Bill is currently on four American Concrete Institute committees and three Precast/Prestress Concrete Institute Committees. 

Bill has 38+ year’s experience in the concrete construction industry which includes being an engineering representative for another large admixture company, technical representative for a fly ash company, engineering representative for a national ready mix company and the executive director for a concrete association.

Brittany Storm, Mapei 

Brittany Storm is the Sustainability Manager for MAPEI Corporation. Her background as a sustainable building consultant and background in construction allow her to speak to audiences about both the big picture and technical aspects of a project. Brittany is a LEED Fellow with LEED BD+C and ID+C credentials, as well as a WELL Accredited Professional (AP) and Fitwel Ambassador. In addition, she is active on many sustainability committees.

Sarah Migliore, Pullman

Sarah began working with Pullman NYC in July 2017. Prior to joining Pullman, she performed forensic investigations using Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) of existing structures throughout the US, England, and Canada. Her projects have included exterior masonry restoration and cleaning at the Landmarked Con Edison Headquarters located in lower Manhattan and Building A of Sunset Park’s new MiNY Bush Terminal Campus. She completed a concrete restoration of the drape mesh parking garage slab as part of the asset repositioning project 390 Madison Avenue where an interior impressed current cathodic protection system was installed. Currently, Sarah is managing the comprehensive restoration of the building envelope at the Alexander Hamilton Customs House.

Dan Tyler, Pullman

Dan has over 25 years of restoration expertise and leadership experience having worked on many historic and contemporary buildings in numerous US markets, including New York, Kansas City, and Los Angeles. Dan has worked as a project executive in the New York City market since 2006. Dan was hired by Pullman in early 2014 to develop business and assemble a team to provide quality union-affiliated construction services to the metro NYC market. Dan’s efforts have proven to be a great success, securing and delivering multi-million-dollar rehabilitation projects at the Brooklyn Bridge, the Waldorf Astoria, Governors Island, Con Edison Headquarters, and many more. Most recently, Pullman has begun a rehabilitation of the exterior of the Main Immigration Building on Ellis Island.

Eslam Gomaa, PhD, Walker Consultants

Eslam Yehia Gomaa (PhD) is a Structural Engineer at Walker Consultants. Eslam has experience in the design of precast and cast-in-place concrete parking structures. He also has experience in the evaluation and repair of existing structures. Eslam graduated from Missouri University of science and Technology, Missouri, USA, with a PhD degree in Civil Engineering. He has investigated the feasibility of using locally available fly ashes to synthesize alkali-activated concrete for different structural and repair applications.

Dave Whitmore, PE, Vector Corrosion Technology

David Whitmore is President and Chief Innovation Officer for Vector Corrosion Technologies, a company which specializes on extending the life of corroding reinforced concrete structures. 

Dave is a registered Professional Engineer, an ICRI Fellow and an ICRI member for over 25 years.  He is a member of ICRI Committees; 510 Corrosion, 150 ICRI Notes on ACI Concrete Repair Code, 160 Sustainability and 320 Concrete Repair Materials and Methods.  He served two terms on TAC and was chair of the Corrosion subcommittee responsible for development of Guideline No. 510.1-2013: “Guide for Electrochemical Techniques to Mitigate the Corrosion of Steel for Reinforced Concrete Structures”.

He has been involved with Federal Highway Administration Strategic Highway Research Program projects with regard to Electrochemical Chloride Extraction, Cathodic Protection of concrete bridge structures and Bridges for Service Life Beyond 100 Years.

Joni Jones, PE, Braun Intertec

Ms. Jones is the Director of the Concrete Science where she brings extensive experience in project and laboratory management, along with a strong background in consulting for construction materials testing. Her expertise lies in efficiently managing multiple projects across various construction and materials markets. She excels in overseeing technical staff and laboratory facilities. As part as her technical role, Joni leads a team that collaborates closely with forensic engineers and architects. The team's mission is to assist in conducting comprehensive condition surveys for existing structures. Their support through NDE techniques, sample extractions, and laboratory testing play a crucial role in decision-making and design processes for concrete repair and restoration projects.

Matthew Adams, PhD, NJIT

Dr. Matthew Adams is an associate professor and co-director of the materials and structures (MatSLab) at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ. His research focuses on the sustainability, resiliency, and long-term durability of innovative cement-based materials. He also studies how governmental policies both support and hinder the adoption of sustainable practices in construction. He is a fellow of the American Concrete Institute, where he is currently chairman of ACI 323 Low Carbon Concrete Code Committee and member of several other committees; he is also a member of ASTM, International where he chairs the Subcommittee on Testing for Strength of Concrete. Dr. Adams has received research funding from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New Jersey Department of Transportation, the American Concrete Institute Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of New Hampshire in 2006, and his Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees from Oregon State University in 2012 and 2015, respectively.

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