Strengthening & Repair of Concrete Structures

Strengthening & Repair of Concrete Structures

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES will be hosting a series of webinars this month designed to provide education on civil and structural infrastructure topics. Click the register button for each webinar you would like to sign up for.

Strengthening Techniques – FRP Part 1
TUESDAY, 21 APRIL 2020 | 3:00-4:30 PM (KSA) / 4:00-5:30 PM (UAE)
  • Introduction to FRP Composites and Applications
  • FRP Materials and Installation Procedures
  • Strengthening of Beams and Slabs (Flexure and Shear)

Speaker: Tarek Alkhrdaji, PhD, P.E.

FEATURED SPEAKER:

Tarek Alkhrdaji, PhD., P.E. is the Vice President of Engineering for STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES. He is an expert in structural repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures. Dr. Alkhrdaji focuses on the evaluation, design, planning, and execution of full-scale load testing of structures to assess existing condition and evaluate the performance of repairs. He specializes in a wide-range of strengthening techniques, including bonded FRP plates, rods and fabric, external post-tensioning, enlargement, span shortening and bonded steel shapes.

Strengthening Techniques – FRP Part 2
WEDNESDAY, 22 APRIL 2020 | 3:00-4:30 PM (KSA) / 4:00-5:30 PM (UAE)
  • Columns – Axial Strength Improvement
  • Ductility Enhancement of Columns
  • Shear Wall Strengthening
  • FRP Retrofit of Concrete Diaphragms

Speaker: Tarek Alkhrdaji, PhD, P.E.

Investigation & Repair of Post-Tensioning in Existing Concrete Structures
TUESDAY, 28 APRIL 2020 | 3:00-4:30 PM (KSA) / 4:00-5:30 PM (UAE)
  • Basics of PT Concrete
  • Repair Strategies for Solving Corrosion or Damage to PT Tendons
  • PT Structure safety considerations during stressing or repairs
  • Common PT modifications for new openings or penetrations
  • PT structure condition assessment (process and tools)
  • PT grouting defects: Root cause and remedial action

Speakers: Clyde Ellis

FEATURED SPEAKER:

Clyde Ellis has over 20 years of experience developing innovative design-build solutions for the repair of building and civil infrastructure. In the US, Clyde’s past experience included working for Structural Technologies LLC, the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of VSL post-tensioning systems. VSL is the international leader in post-tensioning technology, design engineering and products. In this position, he was responsible for developing the transportation business with a focus on forensics/inspection, force protection, structural strengthening, and repair and corrosion protection systems. He is currently the General Manager of the Middle East branches.

Strengthening Techniques – Conventional Methods
WEDNESDAY, 29 APRIL 2020 | 3:00-4:30 PM (KSA) / 4:00-5:30 PM (UAE)
  • Form and Pump Concrete Enlargement
  • External Post-Tensioning

Speaker: Jay Thomas

FEATURED SPEAKER:

Jay Thomas is Vice President of Strengthening at STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES and has 34 years of construction experience in the repair and strengthening of commercial and industrial structures. He has been involved in over 1,000 concrete strengthening and repair projects. Jay is a graduate engineer of the University of Pennsylvania and presents this topic for continuing education programs for many national general contracting firms and at the World of Concrete Convention in Las Vegas. His engineering and construction background combined with demonstration tools offer the ability to communicate technical issues that directly relate to contractors.

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