2024 Spring Conference: May 16 & 17, 2024
ICRI Carolinas Chapter Returns to Charleston, SC

Hotel Indigo
250 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC
ICRI Rate: $189 per night

BBQ & BLUES Cruise on the Charleston Princess
Thursday, May 16th – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
(with 6:00 pm boarding time for ICRI guests)

Join us on a fantastic cruise featuring amazing live music, breathtaking views of the “Holy City” and a delicious BBQ buffet! Plus your ticket grants you premium early boarding 1 hour prior to cruise time and 1 complimentary drink per person!

While aboard the Charleston Princess listening to some great tunes, you’ll get close-up sunset views of the Holy City’s most famous and charming sights, including:

  • Fort Sumter: One of Charleston’s most popular landmarks
  • Confederate and Union army Forts Moultrie and Johnson
  • USS Yorktown: the famous World War II “Fighting Lady”
  • St. Michael’s Church: A survivor of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars
  • Stately homes on the Battery: Symbols of Southern elegance and perseverance
  • The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge


Conference Registration: $300 for ICRI Members & Non Members
(Includes your lunch on Thursday, attendance at all educational sessions and breakfast on Friday. Conference will award 4.5 PDH’s)
BBQ & Blues Boat Tour: $50 to add to your registration
(Includes VIP boarding at 6:00pm, BBQ Buffet Dinner, One Drink Ticket and a 2 Hour Cruise with Live Music)
*Additional spots on the tour for spouses or guests can be purchased for $75



Thursday, May 16 – Hotel Indigo

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. – Buffet Lunch at Hotel Indigo

12:45-3:30 pm: Educational Presentations

5:45 p.m. – Bus departs Hotel Indigo for the Charleston Maritime Center

6:00 – Boarding for the Charleston Princess begins

7:00 – 9:00 pm – Blues & BBQ Cruise (bus will return passengers to the Hotel Indigo at the conclusion of the cruise)

Friday, May 17 – Hotel Indigo

8:30 – 9:30 a.m. – Breakfast at Hotel Indigo

9:30-Noon – Educational Presentations



12:45pm – 1:30: Mike McLean, PE Project Engineer Applied Building Sciences, Charleston, SC 

Repairs to 12th floor stairs at Historic Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston, SC.
An overview of the investigation, analysis, and repair method that was used to design repairs to a deteriorated reinforced concrete stair flight that was constructed outboard of the main structure. The presentation includes discussion of life-safety considerations for the structure, special considerations for historic buildings, special considerations for wind and high seismic applications, interdisciplinary communication & coordination.

1:30 – 2:15: Dylan Krebsbach – Sika Emseal
“Expansion Joints – Design, Types & Analysis: Traffic Bearing Expansion Joints”
Expansion joints contributing to a watertight, energy efficient Design, Detail, Specify, Bid, Erect, Manufacture & Install process. This presentation will demonstrate why designing in 3-D and requiring certified performance and test reports will make for safer, higher energy efficient buildings, resulting in more satisfied tenants/owners.

2:30 – 3:15:  Peter White, P.E. Principal and Managing Director, Diagnostics Group, Walter P Moore, Charlotte, NC

Renovations to the Historic Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA”
Investigation of masonry façade and wall deterioration, as well as investigation of deteriorated and deflected wood floor framing and columns.   Discussion of the design of the repairs and the renovation methodology and challenges.


9:30 –10:15am: Ralf Leistikow, PE, Principal, Wiss Janney Elstner Associates, Inc, Cary NC

Assessment of Post-Tensioning and Prestressing Tendons Exposed to a Fire”
Understand the typical scope of a fire damage investigation of a post-tensioned and prestressed concrete structure, and know what Codes and Guidelines are available as resources.  How to interpret various heat indicators in and around a fire zone, as well as determine the potential limits of fire damage to a post-tensioning and prestressing system exposed to elevated temperatures.  Introduction to potential repair types.

10:15 –11:00am: Ed Kluckowski, PE, Freyssinet and Lukas Hayter P.E., Walter P. Moore

Fire Damage to an Industrial Building and How it was Repaired

Insight into engineering forensics and concrete repairs to a facility that was exposed to fire. The Engineer (WP Moore) determined the damage to the fire exposed concrete (prestressed concrete beams and Double-Tees) and the contractor (Freyssinet) developed an external post-tensioned solution to put load carrying capacity back into the damanged concrete beams and Double-Tees.

11:15 – 12:00pm: Daniel Furr – Stalite

“Code Updates for Concrete Masonry: What Structural Engineers Need to Know.” The past 15 years have been a particularly active time for codes and standards changes for concrete masonry. There have been a series of significant changes for concrete masonry provisions, including requirements for unit geometry, changes to design provisions and updates to compliance provisions to make concrete masonry design and construction more rational, efficient and cost effective. This presentation will review these significant changes from the 2009 to the 2021 International Codes. In particular, the presentation will focus on the updates made to TMS 402, Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures, and TMS 602, Specification for Masonry Structures.