In late March, the new, spacious headquarters of Skyline Restoration and Andromeda in Long Island City proved to be an ideal site to host MAPEI Corporation’s half-day seminar on concrete and structural steel rehabilitation. Geared primarily toward architects and engineers, the seminar offered attendees AIA continuing education credits and an AIA or RCEP certificate.
Among the topics explored during the seminar were parking deck systems - applying a flexible waterproofing membrane for heavy pedestrian and vehicular traffic; techniques for corrosion protection within concrete rehabilitation; FRP (fiber reinforced polymers) strengthening for concrete structures; and concrete deterioration and its impact on coating performance and design.
Jasen Geraghty, Executive Vice President of Business Development at Skyline Restoration, organized the event together with MAPEI ’s Steve Cortazzo, concrete restoration specialist, NY region. Extremely pleased with the end result, Geraghty called the seminar successful in establishing a connection between a somewhat unfamiliar product and the people and company behind it. “We were able to put the product and material to the people who are the specifiers for it. It also opened some doors to the manufacturer and architectural and engineering firms...”.
Matthew Cronin, RA, Executive Vice President, Falcon Group, was glad to learn more about FRPs, which target deterioration in concrete and facilitate easier repairs. Said Cronin, “The seminar space is conducive to a good presentation with an open discussion - intimate enough that one is not lost. [It contains] all the accouterments to create a comfortable and relaxed environment for learning.”
The seminar is one of the first programs to put into action one of Skyline and Andromeda’s chief goals for the new, expansive headquarters: to maximize the space for educational purposes. More industry seminars are in the planning stages.
Associates of CANY Architecture + Engineering DPC / CANY Technical Services LLC attended MAPEI’s accredited seminar.
Photo:Jerry Phenney, national specification and commercial projects manager with MAPEI, presented one of the seminars titled, “Concrete Deterioration and Impact on Coating Performance and Design.”