Upcoming events

    • November 29, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • AGC Alabama

    SEAoAL & ICRI Gulf South Chapter Seminar & EXPO

    Concrete Restoration & Repair

    Sponsored by:

    6 PDH's ( Accepted in AL & FL)
    Thursday, November 29, 2018

    8:00 a.m. —  8:30 a.m.

    Registration, EXPO,  & Breakfast sponsored by  Brawco

    8:30 a.m. —   9:45 a.m.

    Case Studies in Concrete Restoration, Javier Balma, Walter P Moore Diagnostics Group

    9:45 a.m. —  10:00 a.m.

    Break &  EXPO

    10:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.

    Construction Law in Restoration Projects, Larry Logsdon, Wallace, Jordan Ratliff & Brandt

    11:00 a.m. —  11:15  a.m.

    Break & EXPO

    11:15 a.m. —  12:15 p.m.

    Modern Advances in Specialized Concrete Mixtures, Bill Brasher

    12:15 p.m. — 1:15 p.m.

    Lunch, ICRI Scholarship Awards—Lunch sponsored by PARROT STRUCTURAL SERVICES

    1:15 p.m. — 2:45 p.m.

    Understanding the Effects of Corrosion on Reinforced Concrete Structures & How to Mitigate the

    Deterioration , Ralph Jones, P.E.  CEO of SEA of Kansas City, 2018 President of ICRI

    2:45p.m. — 3:15p.m.

    Break & EXPO

    3:15 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.

    Present & Future State of Field Testing in the Concrete Industry, Gene Hightower, ACIA

    4:00.m. — 5:00p.m.

    Concrete, It’s not just about Strength, Gary Knight, Lehigh South

    Instructor Bios:

    Javier Balma, Javier Balma is a Senior Project Manager in Walter P Moore Diagnostics Group, which focuses on solving issues with existing structures. He has more than 13 years of experience in the concrete restoration industry and is a registered engineer in 5 states.

    Larry Logsdon, with Wallace, Jordan, Ratliff & Brandt, practices in the area of general commercial litigation and has represented general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and suppliers involved in all aspects of the construction industry. Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Mr. Logsdon attended the University of Alabama and graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing in 1987. He graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1992. Larry is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, all Alabama federal district courts, and all Alabama state courts. He is also an associate member of the American Subcontractor’s Association and the Association of General Contractors.  Larry was honored with induction into the Order of the Coif and served as a senior editor of the Alabama Law Review.

    Bill Brasher has over 29 years of experience in the concrete industry and is currently the Value Engineering & Product Development Manager with Ready Mix USA/Cemex in the Birmingham, AL area. This experience entails laboratory research, field quality control/quality assurance, and marketing of specialized concrete materials.  In his current position Bill works with clients to provide concrete products and services that meet owner’s unique needs by using state of the art concrete chemical and mix technologies.  Bill attended the University of Maryland with a concentration in Concrete Materials Department.  Upon completion of his studies, Bill worked with the NRCMA National Research Laboratory.   

     Ralph Jones is Principal and CEO of Structural Engineering Associates in Kansas City MO.  Ralph received his BSCE from the University of Missouri-Rolla (currently Missouri University of Science and Technology) and his MSCE from the University of Missouri-Columbia.  Ralph has over thirty-eight years of experience in the structural engineering field.  Most of his experience is in the fields of material testing, concrete corrosion and deterioration analysis and repair and masonry deterioration analysis and repair.  Ralph has been the principal in charge of field services, testing and building assessments for over 20 years at SEA.  He is the current President of the International Concrete Repair Institute and was a founding member and president of the Great Plains chapter of ICRI.


    Gene Hightower attended The Citadel in Charleston, SC where he graduated with a BS in Biology. After returning to Alabama he began his career as a salesman in the refractory industry, then switched to sales in the water treatment industry.  In 1975 he went to work with Master Builders on the chemical side of the concrete industry.  Through these contacts he took his first job with a concrete producer in 1980 at Sherman Industries starting their QC program and maintained the title of Technical Services Manager until he became the General Manager in the late 1980s. In 1992 he left the concrete business to work in the construction industry with Dunn Construction and Peak Development.  In 2000 he had the opportunity to get back in the concrete industry with Ready Mix USA as Manager of Technical Services where he excelled until he retired in December 2017.  Not wanting to leave the industry he loves dearly he is now working for the Alabama Concrete Industries Association as the instructor for ACI certification courses and Manager of Technical Services.  He has 40 plus years in the concrete and construction industry.

     Gary Knight is currently the Technical Services Quality Manager at Lehigh South. He received his BS in Civil Engineering from Southeastern Massachusetts University. He served as a Design Engineer with Stone and Webster in Boston, as a Concrete Instructor at Alphena Community College for Concrete Technology, Construction Estimator for RS Means, and in Technical Services for Holcim (US) Inc. and WR Grace. He is the past chair (7 years) for ACI 211, ACI 237 and ACI 302, and is the current chair of ASTM C01.29 Sulfate Resistance Committee and voting member of ASTM C01 & C09 (Cement, Concrete, & Aggregates). Gary is a member of the Portland Cement Association (PCA), and serves on the PCA Product Standards and Technology Steering Subcommittee. Also, for the past 7 years has been an instructor at the American Concrete Pipe Association (ACPA) teaching classes in cement, aggregates, dry and wet cast mix design.



    AGC Alabama
    500 Grantswood Road
    Suite 100
    Irondale, AL 35210

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    ICRI SEAoAL Conference Registration Attendee - 1.pdf

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    ICRI SEAoAL Conference Registration Exhibitor.pdf

    Hotel Information

    Hampton Inn & Suites 3930 Grants Mill Road 205-933-0444 

    Holiday Inn Express 811 Old Grants Mill Road 205-957-0555


Past events

August 28, 2018 2018 SEAoAL 8th Annual Conference & XPO
April 26, 2018 SEAoAL Spring Seminar 2018
December 05, 2017 SEAoAL Winter Seminar: Wind, Seismic, & Software
August 03, 2017 2017 SEAoAL 7th Annual Conference & XPO: It's All About CONCRETE (6.5 PDH)
March 23, 2017 SEAoAL Spring Seminar: Design of Masonry Structures
February 22, 2017 SOLD OUT: The Philosophy of Engineering for the Burj Khalifa, the World's Tallest Structure
December 06, 2016 ICRI Gulf South Chapter & SEAoAL Conference & EXPO: Concrete Restoration and Repair
August 18, 2016 2016 SEAoAL 6th Annual Conference & XPO
November 12, 2015 SEAoAL Winter Seminar
August 27, 2015 SEAoAL 5th Annual State Conference & XPO
March 24, 2015 SEAoAL Spring Seminar
November 10, 2014 SEAoAL Winter Seminar
September 09, 2014 AEC MEGA GROUP
August 28, 2014 SEAoAL 4th Annual State Conference & XPO
July 31, 2014 Young Constructors Forum of Alabama
June 05, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
June 05, 2014 AIA+SEA Disaster Assistance Training Session
June 03, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
May 20, 2014 AFS Free Seminar
April 08, 2014 Practical Design of Structures for Blast Effects
December 04, 2013 Masonry Seminar (6.5 PDHs - Florida Approved)
August 27, 2013 3rd Annual State Conference & Expo
August 20, 2013 BIM for Small Projects - SEAoAL & AIA Birmingham Joint Meeting (1 PDH)
May 21, 2013 Framing & Fish Fry - AIA Birmingham and SEAoAL Joint Meeting
April 03, 2013 Dr. Michel Bruneau - AISC T.R. Higgins Lecture (Lunch and Learn)
March 18, 2013 Spring Seminar with Dr. Timothy Mays : Serviceability of Building Systems, Design of Foundation Systems and Slabs on Ground
March 14, 2013 Birmingham Botanical Gardens Conservatory Tour
January 10, 2013 Young Member Lunch & Learn
December 11, 2012 Winter Seminar - Wind Design & Structural Steel Design
August 21, 2012 2nd Annual State Conference & Expo
July 10, 2012 Lunch & Learn
March 08, 2012 Structural Steel Connection Design
February 21, 2012 Networking Luncheon
November 08, 2011 Disaster Recovery Seminar ATC-45 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Windstorms and Floods and ATC-20 Safety Evaluation of Buildings after Earthquakes
October 11, 2011 SEAoAL Younger Member Group Lunch and Learn
September 23, 2011 Steel Day
August 23, 2011 SEAoAL Annual State Conference & Expo

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