Repair of Concrete Cracking in New Construction
Length: 24 Minutes
In new construction, cracks can appear for variety of reasons: curing, temperature deviation, pressure from adjacent conditions, or settlement. This presentation will outline various types of cracking, how to plan to avoid them, and how to address them after concrete has been placed.
Leon is an expert in the evaluation, non-destructive testing, and design repairs of a variety of structural, architectural, and material distress related projects. His experience includes nondestructive testing of concrete structures, computer modeling and analysis of steel and masonry structures, design of repairs for steel structures, building envelope assessments, and investigation and repair of parking structures. Leon has over 16 years of experience in the assessment and repair of such structural systems as conventional reinforced concrete, steel frames, and masonry. His experience related to façade evaluation and repair design includes working with different stone cladding materials, curtain walls, brick, and concrete.
Lynne Vu joined Walker Consultants in 2015 as Design Engineer III in the New York office. Lynne graduated from Drexel University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering. She has over 8 years of experience, specializing in forensic restoration, non-destructive testing, and structural condition assessments of concrete, steel, and masonry structures. Her work includes plaza repair and waterproofing, parking structures, historic buildings, and steel frame structures.