Industrial & Power Webinars

Industrial & Power Webinars

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES will be hosting a series of webinars in February designed to provide education on civil and structural infrastructure topics in hydroelectric stations. Attendees will learn valuable information on best practices for condition assessment and repair of concrete structures and penstocks along with the latest state-of-the-art management practices for concrete degradation, corrosion and moisture challenges. A certificate of completion is available for each webinar. Click the register button for each webinar you would like to sign up for.

Investigation Methods for Hydroelectric Station Infrastructure: Wednesday, February 10 @ 1-2PM EST
Webinar Description:

Learn about traditional inspection methods for infrastructure in hydroelectric plants as well as the advancements in technology including the use of drones and 3D modeling to safely and efficiently assess critical concrete structures.

Featured Speaker:

Tom Kline
Director of Concrete Repair Solutions

With over 40 years in structural repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures, Tom has experience in investigation, design, planning and execution – having worked on over 1,500 individual projects. Tom manages and directs a diverse group of technical experts in providing design-build capabilities, developing turnkey repair strategies and implementing sophisticated and verifiable repair programs for a wide range of concrete repair customers. Tom was also the original developer of the Plant Condition Management System (PCMS) over 20 years ago.

Concrete Repair and Strengthening Techniques: Thursday, February 11 @ 1-2:30PM EST
Webinar Description:

Learn how to improve safety and reliability in hydroelectric stations by mitigating issues with concrete. Understand basic concepts of how reinforced concrete is constructed, common problems, and best practices for repair and strengthening. This session will include information on state-of-the-art strengthening systems.

Featured Speakers:

Tom Kline
Director of Concrete Repair Solutions

With over 40 years in structural repair and rehabilitation of concrete structures, Tom has experience in investigation, design, planning and execution – having worked on over 1,500 individual projects. Tom manages and directs a diverse group of technical experts in providing design-build capabilities, developing turnkey repair strategies and implementing sophisticated and verifiable repair programs for a wide range of concrete repair customers. Tom was also the original developer of the Plant Condition Management System (PCMS) over 20 years ago.

 

Jay Thomas
Vice President, Strengthening Division

Jay Thomas has experience in more than 1000 projects involving the upgrade/repair of concrete structures where both technical and practical construction knowledge of multiple strengthening techniques is required to effectively solve problems, including: FRP, external post-tensioning, enlargement of members and various forms of concrete repair, crack injection, coatings, etc.

Underwater Investigations, Penstock and Pipeline Repair Techniques: Wednesday, February 17 @ 1-2PM EST
Webinar Description:

Gain insight on hydroelectric repair and maintenance services for pipes and penstocks in the hydroelectric market. Learn about the use of innovative methods and technologies to perform underwater inspections.

Featured Speakers:

Anna Pridmore
Vice President of Pipeline Solutions

Dr. Anna Pridmore is the Vice President of Pipeline Solutions for STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES.  She has over 17 years of interdisciplinary experience working with advanced composites with a specialty in pipeline and penstock rehabilitation.  She assists clients with options analysis, technical support, engineering, specifications and project oversight.   A recent notable project Anna worked on for Los Angeles Department of Water & Power’s Haiwee Dam Penstock received a 2019 ENR Best-of-the-Best Award.  Anna has a doctorate in structural engineering from the University of California, San Diego, and is a licensed Professional Engineer in California.  She is currently the Pipelines Division Chair of ASCE and serves on numerous committees for ASME, AWWA and ASTM related to pipeline renewal and repair.

Lewis Rounds
Director of Engineering

Lewis Rounds is an industry recognized Dam Safety Expert with 24 years of experience. As a former State Dam Safety Engineer, Lewis has been directly responsible for the inspection and regulatory compliance for 168 dams and was involved in many others that required state and other agency collaboration with owners and regulators. On the private sector side, Lewis was an Owner’s Dam Safety Engineer responsible for 29 hydro related dams and three large above ground water retention reservoirs. His overall experience covers dam projects from a variety of locations, sizes and types. Lewis’ expertise covers the inspection, construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of dams and appurtenant features. This impressive experience, combined with his knowledge of providing services from the private and public sector, makes Lewis one of the most highly regarded dam safety experts in the United States.

Repair and Protection: Moisture Control: Thursday, February 18 @ 1-2PM EST
Webinar Description:

Moisture control can be a challenge for operators of hydroelectric power stations. This session will focus on educational content on a range of moisture control mitigation strategies presented through case studies.

Featured Speaker:

Brent Anderson
Moisture Control Engineering Team Leader

Brent Anderson, P.E. is the Moisture Control Engineering Team Leader at STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES. With over 35 years of experience, Brent is an expert in below-grade and plaza deck waterproofing products, chemical grouting with urethanes, micro-fine cements, bentonites, acrylamides, acrylic’s and epoxies. He provides forensic foundation engineering for concrete problems, including cracking, deflection, soil, and settlement. He also provides forensic foundation engineering for water leakage claims for roofs, cavity walls, air/vapor barriers, and floors. Brent often serves as an expert witness for waterproofing systems and foundation problems.

Repair and Protection: Corrosion Control: Wednesday, February 24 @ 1-2PM EST
Webinar Description:

Overview of cathodic protection systems used for the protection of reinforcing steel in concrete. Presentation will discuss galvanic and impressed current systems along with case studies.

Featured Speaker:

Eyad Alhariri
Vice President, Last Longer Solutions

Eyad Alhariri is the Vice President of Last Longer Solutions for STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES. A NACE-certified cathodic protection specialist, Mr. Alhariri has experience in the design, installation, testing, and commissioning of both conventional cathodic protection systems as well as cathodic protection for steel in reinforced concrete structures. He is a member of IEEE, SCS, and NACE, and recently became a NACE instructor for Cathodic Protection Certifications.

Hydro Demolition for Hydroelectric Stations: Wednesday, February 25 @ 1-2PM EST
Webinar Description:

In collaboration with Rampart Hydro Services, learn about the various hydro demolition techniques used on dams and other hydroelectric infrastructure. Understand the benefits of this state-of-the-art repair technique through case studies.

Featured Speaker:

Bob Pirro
President, Rampart Hydro Services, LP

Bob brings over 30 years of experience in the construction and restoration industry. He has extensive experience in the design and implementation of various concrete repair, strengthening, and façade restoration.  He has worked on several award-winning projects in the construction industry.  In addition, Bob has superior experience in state-of-the-art hydrodemolition technology for surface preparation of concrete surfaces.