ICRI Announces Project of the Year, Awards of Excellence Winners

Words: Dan KamysICRI Announces Project of the Year, Awards of Excellence Winners



The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announced the winners of the 2011 Project Awards. Royal Floridian Resort was chosen as the ICRI 2011 Project of the Year.

ICRI presented the award to ConTech Construction LLC at the ICRI 2011 Fall Convention in Cincinnati. The Royal Floridian Resort is a seven-story vacation resort that is a major economic driver in the small coastal town of Ormond Beach, Fla. Originally built in 1973, the building had received several alterations over the years, but the progressive deterioration caused by the harsh saltwater environment had never been addressed. Testing by the engineer uncovered severe corrosion of the structural steel support columns and beams under the north and south cantilevered ends of the building. In addition, water intrusion was causing deterioration inside the living areas. The extent of concrete deterioration was so severe that the balconies and walkways were completely removed and replaced with new concrete containing a corrosion-inhibiting admixture. The team also executed an architectural aesthetic makeover that transformed the worn-out, drab facility into a gorgeous, modern destination resort.

ICRI awarded eight 2011 Awards of Excellence, detailed below. ICRI also awarded thirteen Awards of Merit. Descriptions of the winning projects can be found at www.icri.org.

High-Rise Category

Bellaire Tower – The Jewel of Russian Hill
San Francisco, Calif.
Submitted by Sika Corp.

Historic Category

St. Charles Municipal Center River Wall and Plaza Restoration
St. Charles, Ill.
Submitted by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates Inc.

Longevity Category

The Restoration of the Baha’i House of Worship
Wilmette, Ill.
Submitted by The Armbruster Co.

Low Rise Category

Baylor Cancer Hospital Concrete Strengthening for Collins Family Bridge of Hope
Dallas, Texas
Submitted by Raymond L. Goodson Jr. Inc.

Masonry Category

906 Grand Building Masonry Repairs
Kansas City, Mo.
Submitted by Structural Engineering Associates

Parking Structures Category

Park Hudson Garage Restoration
North Bergen, N.J.
Submitted by STRUCTURAL

Special Projects Category

A Job That Nobody Wanted
San Francisco, Calif.
Submitted by John F. Maillard, CSI-CDT

Transportation Category

Conde McCullough Bridge Repair – South End
Salem, Ore.
Submitted by BASF Corp. – Building Systems

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