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ICRI Lunch Event: Investigating Concrete Failures

  • Buford's Grill 1014 Fifth Avenue Pittsburgh, PA, 15219 United States (map)
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What do we suspect when there is a spall?  What can we detect when there is a delamination?  What clues can we look for when there is a crack?

Jeff Varga is a Concrete Detective (Petrographer) with The Euclid Chemical Company.  In his role, Jeff is tasked with analyzing concrete at a microscopic level to determine why concrete failed.  Concrete Petrography is mainly utilized as a troubleshooting tool “post-mortem” and Jeff has seen his share of concrete crimes.  He has spent 25 years sleuthing stones ever since receiving his BS in Geology from the University of Akron.

He’ll share how he looks for clues and tell us all the best ways to how to avoid a life of being a cast-in-place criminal!

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 11th

Time: Networking: 11:30 AM; Presentation Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Buford's Grill Downtown (Near PPG Paints Arena)

Cost: $25.00 (includes lunch).  Payment can be made with cash, credit card, check or emailed invoice.  

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