The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announces the winners of the 2011 Project Awards. Royal Floridian Resort, was chosen as the ICRI 2011 Project of the Year.

ICRI presented the award to ConTech Construction, LLC on October 13, 2011 at the ICRI 2011 Fall Convention in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Royal Floridian Resort is a seven-story vacation resort that is a major economic driver in the small coastal town of Ormond Beach, Florida. Originally built in 1973, the building had received several alterations over the years, but the progressive deterioration casued by the harsh saltwater environment had never been addressed. Testing by the engineer uncovered severe corrosion of the structural steel support columns and beams under the north and south cantilevered ends of the building. In addition, water intrusion was causing deterioration inside the living areas. The extent f concrete deterioration was so severe that the balconies and walkways were completely removed and replaced with new concrete containing a corrosion-inhibiting admixture. The team also executed an architectural aesthetic makeover that transformed the worn-out, drab facility into a gorgeous, modern destination resort.

ICRI awarded eight 2011 Awards of Excellence. Detailed descriptions of the winning projects can be found in the November/December 2011 issue of the Concrete Repair Bulletin and at

High-Rise Category
Bellaire Tower – The Jewel of Russian Hill
San Francisco, California
Submitted by Sika Corporation

Historic Category
St. Charles Municipal Center River Wall and Plaza Restoration
St. Charles, Illinois
Submitted by Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

Longevity Category
The Restoration of the Baha'i House of Worship
Wilmette, Illinois
Submitted by The Armbruster Company

Low Rise Category
Baylor Cancer Hospital Concrete Strengthening for Collins Family Bridge of Hope
Dallas, Texas
Submitted by Raymond L. Goodson Jr. Inc.

Masonry Category
906 Grand Building Masonry Repairs
Kansas City, Missouri
Submitted by Structural Engineering Associates

Parking Structures Category
Park Hudson Garage Restoration
North Bergen, New Jersey
Submitted by STRUCTURAL

Special Projects Category
A Job That Nobody Wanted
San Francisco, California
Submitted by John F. Maillard, CSI-CDT

Transportation Category
Conde McCullough Bridge Repair – South End
Salem, Oregon
Submitted by BASF Corporation – Building Systems

ICRI also awarded thirteen Awards of Merit.