Members of the local chapters of ICRI and ACI convened together for the 1st Quarter Dinner on February 13th. The first meeting for 2020 was hosted at Maggiano’s at Tyson’s Corner in McLean, VA. A very special thanks to Brian Baker (PPSI) and the Facilities Committee for setting up the event at one of the chapter’s favorite locations. A crowd of over 80 people was in attendance with old and new members alike. Conversation between old friends and new continued into the main dining hall where a delightful spread was provided prior to the start of the night’s technical seminar.
Chapter President, Rich Barrett provided a recap of the Board’s activities along with information regarding upcoming events for the association. In regard to ICRI business, Rich placed a call to the crowd for technical articles for inclusion into the Aggregate. He also called on members to participate in a survey for ideas on an additional social event for the year.
For the evening’s technical seminar, Michael Carmada from Smislova, Kehnemui & Associates presented on the winning project for the Outstanding Building of Year Award, The Watergate Office Building. The presentation highlighted the many challenges faced by the project team on this rehab which required concrete repairs of all types. The scope was amplified in difficulty by the tough logistics of downtown Washington DC and coordination between neighboring properties.
It was a great start to the year! Thanks to all who attended!

 

FEATURED SPEAKER:
Michael Camarda, PE – SK&A

Michael Camarda is a Project Manager in SK&A’s Structural Repair and Restoration Division. Michael is a licensed professional engineer in the State of Maryland with extensive experience engineering building envelope, plaza, and garage repairs. Before joining SK&A, Michael worked in Government contracting with a focus on maintaining and restoring infrastructure. Michael has been an ICRI member since 2011, and has worked on multiple projects recognized by the Baltimore-Washington Chapter (Kenwood Condominium – 2014 Outstanding Project, 3rd Place; Watergate Office Building – 2019 Outstanding Project, 1st place). Michael graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2010 with a degree in civil engineering and a concentration in structural engineering.

FEATURED SPEAKER:
William Martel, CP&R

William R. Martel, Jr. (Bill) has over 25 years of experience in the construction field. He started his career at Concrete Protection & Restoration (CPR) in 1998 as Project Manager, being responsible, on an ongoing basis, for the management and success of approximately 6-8 projects on average, typically representing $5-8 million in revenue for the company. William is also accountable for personnel management, which includes Site Supervisor management and the oversight of roughly 50 laborers, at any given time while also being responsible for payment billing, scheduling, material orders, change orders and the overall quality of work production for each project. He also communicates daily with Property Managers, Building Owners and Engineers to ensure projects meet various expectations and deadlines.