International Concrete Repair Institute Announces Winners of 2021 Project Awards

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announced the winners of its 2021 Project Awards. This year, three finalists were chosen for the Project of the Year and the winner was announced at the annual awards luncheon presentation on October 12, 2021. ICRI presented the Project of the Year Award to Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates out of Indianapolis for The Assembly: Jumpstarting the Historic Ford Assembly Building.

Originally constructed in 1915 as an automobile assembly facility, the Indianapolis Ford Assembly building was one of approximately two dozen Ford assembly buildings built at the turn of the century as part of Ford’s vision for regional automobile assembly buildings and sales floors. The original exterior of the building comprised brick masonry with terra cotta accents and a terra cotta cornice on the north facade. The Indianapolis building was listed on the national register in 1986. The redevelopment project required extensive exterior repairs including nearly 13,000 square feet of concrete repairs on the east and west facades. The north and south gables of the building were so severely deteriorated and displaced, removal and rebuilding of the brick and terra cotta gables was required and included installation of new precast concrete girders to span original window openings. The project commenced in 2017 and was completed in October of 2020 at a cost of nearly $38 million.

In addition to the Project Awards, ICRI announced the winners of their first Safety Awards program. Receiving the President’s Award for Safety was PULLMAN out of Monroeville, New Jersey while the Runner Up Award for Safety was awarded to Restoration Systems, Inc. from Chaska, Minnesota. The Safety Award was created to recognize those judged most successful in creating, implementing and growing a strong safety culture in the repair and restoration industry. 

ICRI awarded eight additional 2021 Awards of Excellence:

Historic Category                      

SMUD Museum of Science & Curiosity
Project of the Year Finalist
Sacramento, Calif.
Submitted by Sika Corporation USA

Longevity Category                   

Terminal Tower
Project of the Year Finalist
Cleveland
Submitted by Sika Corporation USA

High-Rise Category                   

The Leamington Building

Oakland, Calif.

Submitted by Sika Corporation USA

ICRI 2021 Awards of Excellence continued:

Parking Structures Category      

National Capital Bank
Washington, D.C.

Submitted by Concrete Protection & Restoration Inc.

Special Projects Category          

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Marysville, Calif.

Submitted by Sika Corporation USA

Transportation Category            

The Don Cesar – Entrance Ramp & Bridge Repair

St. Pete Beach, Fla.

Submitted by Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates Inc.

Water Structures Category         

Repair and Protection of a 1950s-era Wastewater 
Digester Tank Structure: Gold Bar Digester No. 3

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Submitted by RJC Engineers

Water Structures Category         

Extending the Service Life of Oil Docks at Port of Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas

Submitted by VCS Inc. 

Detailed descriptions of the winning projects will be published in the November/December 2021 issue of the Concrete Repair Bulletin.

ICRI also awarded eight Awards of Merit:

Historic Category                      

Historical Restoration of Newtown Turnpike Bridge

Newington, Conn.

Submitted by The Euclid Chemical Company

Industrial Category                   

Prill Tower Repair Extends Service Life
Lima, Ohio
Submitted by PULLMAN

Longevity Category                  

Arizona Dam Spillway Repair Project
Phoenix 
Submitted by Gervasio & Associates Inc.

Low-Rise Category                   

SSA Arthur J. Altmeyer Building
Baltimore, Md. 
Submitted by Sika Corporation USA

ICRI Awards of Merit continued:

Parking Structures Category     

6th Street Parkade Post-Tensioning Retrofit
Bismarck, N.D.
Submitted by Vector Construction

Parking Structures Category     

Dallas City Hall Plaza Parking Garage Repairs 
Dallas

Submitted by JQ Engineering, LLP

Special Project Category          

Wichita Falls ISD Memorial Stadium Assessment and Repairs
Wichita Falls, Texas

Submitted by JQ Engineering LLP

Water Structures Category        

Barbours Cut Terminal – Container Wharf Expansion Design
Houston
Submitted by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

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