This webinar will provide local agencies with information on innovation and concrete preservation. What was used in concrete repair and pavement preservation 20 years ago is different from the standard materials and methods used today. Innovation means finding solutions that work better, last longer, are safer for the environment, and ensure our construction workers return home safe. Attendees will learn about the different material technologies available today in concrete repair and preservation sealers and enhancers. There will be a Q&A session near the end of the webinar for participants to ask questions.

This recorded webinar is brought to you by the Florida Pavement Preservation Council (FPPC) in concert with the Florida LTAP Center. FPPC is a non-profit organization organized in 2010 under the National Center for Pavement Preservation at Michigan State University. FPPC’s purpose is to support Pavement Preservation and asset management education and outreach to local agencies across Florida

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Topics Discussed

  • Innovation and the benefits of demonstrating and evaluating new technologies: TSP2 ITD Program
  • Concrete Repair MaterialsFlorida Pavement Preservation Council
    • Cold Patch
    • Cementitious
    • Elastomeric/Polymer
    • Polymer-Modified Cementitious
  • Concrete Repair Considerations of Cost and Use
  • Questions about Concrete Repair Materials
    • Preserving Concrete
    • Penetrating Sealers
  • Durability Enhancers
  • Applying Sealers and Enhancers
    • Topical
    • Admixtures
  • Sealers and Enhancers: Performance considerations under damage conditions, costs, and long-term performance
  • Questions about concrete preservation products
  • Real-world experience from a county bridge engineer

Instructor Bios

Chris EversChris Evers is the Executive Coordinator from the Florida Pavement Preservation Council in addition to his role with Pavement Technology Inc., a company he joined in 2012.  Chris was instrumental in the founding of the Florida Pavement Preservation Council in 2010. Chris has over 23 years of experience in the heavy highway construction industry. Chris has been involved in all facets of heavy highway educational efforts. He is the Past President of the American Public Works Association Florida Chapter. His involvement in the Florida Chapter has spanned a multitude of Committee Chairs, Task Forces and Officer Positions. In 2012 he founded the Public Works Director Roundtable and he also moderates the International PWD Roundtable at PWX. He has been an active speaker for APWA, FACERS, ASCE, ASHE, ARRA, Florida T2 Center, and the Florida Airports Council.  A faithful disciple of Pavement Preservation he will be handling the introduction to both FPPC and Pavement Preservation in general.

Tess Fennelly is a champion for sustainability and green chemistry. At GreenSustains, Inc. she is focused on business development and accelerating the commercialization of performance green and sustainable technologies. Tess is leading the business development and commercialization effort for PoreShield Concrete Durability Enhancer. She brings a strong background in sustainable chemistry and commercialization to her work. Tess began her career in sales and learned different facets of the chemical industry at large chemical companies with roles in business and market development, strategic planning and mergers & acquisitions. Her extensive background in traditional and sustainable chemistry includes adhesives, coatings, plastics, specialty fibers and specialty chemicals in many industries ranging from transportation, building and construction, packaging to personal care. She is a board member of several sustainable focused organizations. She received the 2017 Champion Award from the Green Chemistry and Commerce Council “in recognition of leadership in advancing safer chemistry and a healthier planet” and was recognized in 2020 by the University of Toronto as one of the #Women of Green Chemistry. In 2021 she contributed several chapters to the book “How to Commercialize Chemical Technologies for a Sustainable Future”.

Brian Keierleber, PE has been the County Engineer in Buchanan County Iowa since 1993. As the County Engineer he oversees the maintenance and construction of the 963 miles of county roads and 260 county bridges. He has been very aggressively searching for more economical means of repairing or replacing the county bridges utilizing a wide variety of materials including concrete, steel, and wood. In addition, Brian has worked on various types of substructures with the goal of developing methods to construct their own bridges yet to eliminate the need for the county to own a crane. Brian has been very willing to share the information learned with other counties and engineers. He has been very aggressive in improving the safety of the county roads and bridges, including construction of a roundabout on the intersection of two county roads, placing safety edges on pavements, center rumbles, edge rumbles, and paved shoulders. He has received the Iowa County Engineer Achievement award and the NACE Rural County Engineer of the Year Award, in addition to receiving numerous military awards, paving awards and structures awards.

Brian Mintz is General Manager for Phoscrete Corporation, manufacturer of Phoscrete concrete repair materials, based in Pompano Beach Florida. Brian is a voting member on the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) materials and methods committee. He has been involved with AASHTO’s TSP2 bridge preservation organization since inception in 2009. Brian is vice chair of the Southeast Bridge Preservation Partnership representing industry, and he is chair of the TSP2 national working group for ITD – Innovative Technology Demonstrations.


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Innovation and Concrete Preservation