Speaker: Rick Edelson, Edelson Consulting Group, LLC
The presentation discusses many sources of cracking, crack mechanisms, and how to understand crack patterns. There will be discussion of how to recognize structurally significant crack patterns and types of cracks. It ends with a discussion of appropriate methods of crack repair for various types of cracks including several examples of crack repairs.
Bio: Eric “Rick” Edelson, PE, joined Tadjer-Cohen-Edelson Associates, then known as Tadjer Cohen Associates, in 1968 through Drexel University's cooperative engineering work/study program and was a Principal of the firm until his retirement from the firm in January, 2014. He is now with Edelson Consulting Group LLC.
Rick has specialized in forensic analysis of buildings and building envelopes including residential projects, industrial, commercial and educational buildings, hotels, apartment and office buildings of structural steel, reinforced concrete, pre-stressed and post tensioned concrete, and wood for over thirty years. He has designed repairs for more than 20,000,000 square feet of garages, designed the restoration for thousands of balconies and facades, roofs, and plazas.
After participating in Vision 2020 creating the “roadmap” for the repair industry, Rick served as the Chair of ACI 562, Chapter 7 Structural Repair during the creation of the first edition of the 562 Code. He remains an active member of the 562 Committee and also serves on the task group for the creation of the “Guide to the Use of the ACI 562” to be published in 2015.
Rick is the Past-Chairman of the ICRI Technical Activities Committee, Current Chair of ICRI Committee 150, the past Chairman of ACI 562, Chapter 7 Structural Repair and currently serves on the ACI 562 Committee. His is also a former Chairman of the Structural Committee for the Building Code of the District of Columbia. Rick received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Drexel University, is a registered PE in numerous states and has been an active member of ICRI and ACI.
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5:00 pm to 5:30 pm - Network Hour and Cash Bar
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