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.