Thursday, February 7th, 2019
Maggiano’s Little Italy At Tysons Galleria
2001 International Dr.
Mclean, Virginia 22102
5:30 pm Social Hour
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Presentation
Parking Structure Design, Assessment, and Repair
Parking structures, especially open parking structures in cold climates, are exposed to a much more severe environment than other types of building structures. This harsh exposure can result in premature deterioration and a shorter life than expected, if not designed with the appropriate durability measures in mind. Scott Silvester will present common concrete deterioration mechanisms, methods for assessing deteriorating parking structures, concepts for repair and protection to extend their useful life, and approaches for designing durable new parking structures.
- Identify common concrete deterioration mechanisms in existing parking structures that can lead to safety concerns and costly repairs.
- Recognize tools and techniques for condition assessments that can be used to identify the cause of deterioration in order to design repair and protection work.
- Become familiar with repair and protection measures that can be used to extend the useful life of deteriorating parking structures.
- Identify basic requirements for designing and constructing durable concrete parking structures based on current industry guidelines.
FEATURED SPEAKER: R. Scott Silvester, P.E.
Scott is a broadly experienced consultant in investigating, repairing, and rehabilitating structures. Scott’s career has included designing new structures, designing repairs and modifications to existing structures, preserving and rehabilitating historic buildings, investigating existing conditions and failures, and assessing material performance. He has assisted in the resolution of many construction-related disputes by providing expert opinions, reports, and testimony. Scott’s work involves collaboration with peers in a variety of engineering disciplines, including enclosure consulting, materials science, geotechnical engineering, preservation technology, construction engineering, and engineering mechanics and infrastructure.