As a member of the ICRI Board of Directors, I'm happy to share the following information about the upcoming ICRI Webinar: Specifying Concrete Repair.
Time and Date:
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
1-2 PM CDT / 2-3 PM EDT
This webinar will review issues that should be addressed when preparing a specification for concrete repair. ICRI developed an editable specification titled “Guide Specification for Structural Concrete Repairs” that can be used by design professionals. The webinar reviews the specification and discusses decisions that should be considered when developing a concrete repair specification.
- Become familiar with ICRI Technical Guide No. 110.1, “Guide Specifications for Structural Concrete Repairs,” based on the CSI (Construction Specifications Institute) Masterformat.
- Understand the breakdown of key information in the three parts of the specification: Part 1: General, Part 2: Products, and Part 3: Execution.
- Understand the decisions made by the committee during the development of the specification.
- Be introduced to the decisions that will need to be made by the Design Professional when using the specification.
- Learn the standard practices commonly used in the concrete repair industry, with options and commentary, and how to require them through specifications.
About the Presenter
Karl Rickert, PE, was born in Baltimore, Maryland and raised in Arnold, Maryland. Thanks to familial connections, his father was a structural engineer. Karl obtained a job at Lamprecht Consultants, a structural engineering firm in Baltimore, where he worked during the summer after his junior year in high school until about 2 years after finishing college.
Between 1971 and 1975, Karl attended Drexel University, participated in their cooperative education program and became a student member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Following graduation with a BS in Civil Engineering, Karl spent the next 11 years gaining experience as a structural engineer through work at Lamprecht Consultants, Skarda & Rickert Structural Consultants, and Whitney, Bailey, Cox & Magnani. In 1979, Karl became a registered professional engineer in the State of Maryland and is currently registered in eight states and the District of Columbia. Karl completed an MS in structural engineering at George Washington University in 1984.
In 1986, Karl founded Rickert Engineering, Inc. and continues to serve as President of the firm. Karl completed an MBA at Loyola College in Baltimore in 1994 and has maintained memberships in professional organizations including ACI, ACEC, AISC, ASCE, CSI, ICRI, and NSPE. He has been an officer at the local level of several of these organizations and is currently active on committees (past-chair of Committee 110) at the national level of the International Concrete Repair Institute. He is also currently serving on the Maryland Board of Professional Engineers.