International Concrete Repair Institute Announces 2020 Project Awards Winners

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announced the winners of its 2020 Project Awards. The Austonian—Exposed Slab Edge Repairs was chosen as the ICRI 2020 Project of the Year. Three finalists were chosen, and the winner was announced and the award was presented to Pivot Engineers at a virtual awards presentation on Oct. 22, 2020.

Less than six years after construction of a 59-story building located in downtown Austin, Texas, a large piece of concrete from a slab edge fell more than 200 feet. The repair design team performed a forensic investigation to determine the cause of the premature damage and identify repair solutions. Based on the investigation findings, the adopted repair plan included full-depth removal and replacement of all exposed slab edges in the building (approximately 1.75 miles). The repair design addressed numerous dimensional constraints, including steel congestion in the slab edges and the presence of unbonded post-tensioning (PT) anchors along the slab edge. To enhance durability, the repairs incorporated the installation of a waterproofing membrane on all exposed concrete in the building.

ICRI awarded five additional 2020 Awards of Excellence. Detailed descriptions of the winning projects can be found in the November/December 2020 issue of the Concrete Repair Bulletin and at

Historic Category                     

The Dayton Art Institute, Project of the Year Finalist

Dayton, Ohio

Submitted by LRT Restoration Technologies

Transportation Category          

Repair and Protection of Oldbury Viaduct, Project of the Year Finalist

Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

Submitted by Vector Corrosion Technologies

Longevity Category                 

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources,

Marine Resources Research Institute—10 Years Later

Columbia, S.C.

Submitted by Sika Corp.

Parking Structures Category    

Garage Repairs at Wynford Tower

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Submitted by Sense Engineering Ltd.

Special Projects Category        

Rehabilitation of 30-year old Monolithic Salt Dome

Savage, Minn.

Submitted by Vector Construction Inc.

ICRI also awarded nine Awards of Merit.

High-Rise Category                  

The Yorktowne Hotel: Phase 1 & 2

York, Pa.

Submitted by Sika Corp.

Historic Category                     

Dallas Municipal Building


Submitted by JQ Engineering LLP

Historic Category                     

Dallas County Records Building Renovation


Submitted by Sika Corp.

Industrial Category                   

AZP Girder Strengthening                                               

Mooresboro, N.C.                                               

Submitted by Freyssinet Inc.

Masonry Category                    

Christ Church United Methodist Exterior Restoration

New York

Submitted by Western Specialty Contractors

Parking Structures Category     

390 Madison Rehabilitation & Installation of an

Impressed Current Cathodic Protection System

New York

Submitted by Pullman SST Inc.

Special Project Category          

First Palo Alto United Methodist Church Restoration

Palo Alto, Calif.

Submitted by Sika Corp.                                              

Water Structures Category       

Fountain Place Plaza Renovations


Submitted by Mobile Enterprises Inc.

Water Structures Category       

Challenging Pier Repair Project

Lake Worth Beach, Fla.

Submitted by Premier Corrosion Protection Services Inc.

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