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ICRI Announces 2021 Project of the Year, Awards of Excellence, and Adds Safety 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, California

Submitted by Sika Corporation USA

Longevity Category

Terminal Tower

Project of the Year Finalist

Cleveland, Ohio

Submitted by Sika Corporation USA

High-Rise Category

The Leamington Building

Oakland, California

Submitted by Sika Corporation USA

ICRI 2021 Awards of Excellence continued:

Parking Structures Category

National Capital Bank

Washington, District of Columbia

Submitted by Concrete Protection & Restoration, Inc.

Special Projects Category

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Marysville, California

Submitted by Sika Corporation USA 

Transportation Category

The Don Cesar – Entrance Ramp & Bridge Repair

St. Pete Beach, Florida

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, Connecticut

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, Arizona 

Submitted by Gervasio & Associates, Inc. 

Low-Rise Category

SSA Arthur J. Altmeyer Building

Baltimore, Maryland 

Submitted by Sika Corporation USA 

ICRI Awards of Merit continued:

Parking Structures Category

6th Street Parkade Post-Tensioning Retrofit

Bismarck, North Dakota

Submitted by Vector Construction 

Parking Structures Category

Dallas City Hall Plaza Parking Garage Repairs 

Dallas, Texas

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, Texas

Submitted by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Please contact Dale Regnier, ICRI Program Director, if you are interested in the availability of high-resolution photographs for many of the winning projects listed above.