ICRI Delaware Valley March Dinner Event

Thermal Effects on Precast Parking Structures

Wednesday March 15, 2023
Maggiano’s Little Italy – King of Prussia
160 N Gulph Rd Suite 205
King of Prussia, PA 19406

Registration 5:30 – 6:00
Dinner/Seminar: 6:00 – 7:30

$90 for members
$115 for nonmembers
Beer, wine, cocktails are included with dinner registration

Dinner Sponsored By

Thermal Effects on Pre-Cast Parking Structures: New insights for the repair industry

While often discounted or at least relegated to an afterthought, thermal effects are the leading cause of initial damage to parking structures. This presentation will be an informative look at what the latest research has found regarding the effects of thermal expansion and contraction of pre-cast parking structures. The topics to be covered are:

  • What is thermal volume change (expansion/contraction) and how does it affect a pre-cast parking structure.
  • The current state of design as it pertains to PC parking structures.
  • New findings and research into thermal volume change and its effects.
  • What can be done by ICRI members (contractors and engineers) to address these issues on projects?

Our Speaker:

Scott Hemphill is the Senior Design Engineer for V2 Composites of Auburn, Alabama who works out of the New Castle Delaware R&D facility. Educated as a structural engineer at the University of Delaware, he has 38 years of practical experience in concrete construction and restoration. Specializing in the design, fabrication and use of FRP in the civil infrastructure environment for the last 26 years, he has pioneered the development of many products and processes, some of which some have become internationally recognized and utilized, most notably the “T-Biscuit”. He was named “Composite Fabricator of the Year” four times and holds multiple FRP related patents with additional ones pending. Additionally, he is an adjunct engineering professor at both Frostburg State University and Cecil College, where he utilizes his knowledge and experience to mentor the next generation of civil engineers and restoration specialists.