Friday, 7 November 2014

CPR Honored Twice by ICRI-BW Chapter

Yesterday (November 7, 2014), was a very important day for CPR for two reasons. First, our senior Project Manager, Patrick O’Malley, received an award from the ICRI-BW Chapter for all his efforts in promoting and encouraging people to participate in the chapter while also maintaining his efforts to give back to the community.

Secondly, CPR won first place on the ICRI-BWC 2014 Outstanding Repair Project Award with the Mount Carmel Municipal Authority Wastewater Treatment Plant SBR Tank #1 Repair project. The MCMA Wastewater Treatment Plant was built in 1975 and it was originally designed for 1.5 mgd average daily flow & 2,500 lbs/day of organic capacity, but on September 2011, the devastation of Hurricane Sandy played its toll on the SBR Tank #1 causing slab buckling, foundation movements, foundation wall displacement, walkway displacement, and column structural damage.  Therefore, from May 2013 to January 2014, CP&R performed a $1M repair on the SBR Tank #1. Repair sequencing was systematically designed to stabilize the structure while allowing the adjacent tanks to stay in full operation as well as to not jeopardize the structural integrity of the post-tension foundation slab and walkway bridges.

Are you interested on reading more about this project? Click on the following link:

Friday, 24 October 2014

CPR Completes Upgrades at Fannie Mae

During the past 10 months, CP&R performed Building Envelope & Waterproofing Upgrades at Fannie Mae’s corporate office located in Reston, Virginia. The scope of the project involved complete removal of the existing lighting, drainage, planters, pavers, topping slabs, and waterproofing at the West Plaza and Rotunda as well as selective demolition, concrete repairs, precast panels, and unit masonry assemblies.

The project also involved manufacturing and installing custom architectural exposed structural steel trellis, custom glass canopies, new pavers, planters and all new state of the art lighting and landscaping. This project took place during one of the worst winters this area has seen in twenty years. There were also many challenges throughout this project due to hidden and unforeseen conditions but CPR was able to work very close with Fannie Mae’ s design team and engineers to minimize cost and delays.

Curious to see the outcome of this project? Take at a look at the pictures!

Monday, 20 October 2014

Garage Repair: Consolidated Rental Car Facility Garage

Since May 2013, CPR has been working hard to complete garage repairs to the Consolidated Rental Car Facility Garage located at the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The scope of the project included tasks such as:

- Repair of concrete cracks and spalls in the garage, slabs, walls, columns, beams, parapets, and ceilings.
- Repair of pipe guards and pipe bollards.
- Removal and replacement of existing expansion joints and of cracked elastomeric concrete of joint seals.
- Application of sealer on concrete traffic decks and ramps and restriping of pavement markings as well as repainting stairs towers.

Are you flying to or from BWI this weekend? If yes, you can check out this project in person. Otherwise, check out some of pictures of this project!

Friday, 10 October 2014

Post-Tension Repair at 1425 New York Avenue

From February to October 2014, CP&R provided post-tension repair at a sub-grade parking garage located at 1425 New York Avenue, Washington, DC. The original garage structure was built around 1985. The garage consists of three elevated levels and one mat slab foundation that is also constructed with post tension cables. Therefore, CP&R completed full depth repair at the flat slabs, partial depth overhead repairs at the flat slabs as well as vertical partial depth repairs at the walls, beams, elevated decks, soffits, columns, and storage room at each garage level. We are proud of completing yet another successful project.
Check out some pictures of the project!

Friday, 5 September 2014

CPR Receives Award of Merit from The International Parking Institute (IPI)

The Pratt Street Garage
On May 2nd 2012, CP&R signed a contract for The Pratt Street Garage phase II repair project. The work consisted of removal and replacement of the existing topping slabs at levels P-1 thru P-9 as well as misc. concrete repairs to all pre-cast double T’s and beams. CPR was also in charge of replacing all of the expansion joints and coating at the expansion joints thru these same levels. We started the phase II project on June 4th 2012 and completed it on August 8th 2013. Last week, CPR was proud to receive an Award of Merit from the International Parking Institute (IPI) for the work completed at the garage. We congratulate Chris Glorioso (Sr. Project Manager), Richard Morrow (Superintendent), and the entire crew for completing another exceptional project. Dedication does pay off!!

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Carbon Monoxide on the Job Site

CPR's Safety Director, Charles J. Brienza, CHST, has a new article entitled Carbon Monoxide published in the July/August 2014 issue of the ICRI's Concrete Repair Bulletin. The article discusses the threat posed by carbon monoxide on the job site, and steps that you can take to protect your crew. You can read the article HERE.

Read other articles in the Concrete Repair Bulletin HERE.

Friday, 23 May 2014

OSHA's Top Ten Most Frequently Cited Standards

CPR's Safety Director, Charles J. Brienza, CHST, has a new article entitled OSHA's Top Ten Most Frequently Cited Standards published in the March/April 2014 issue of the ICRI's Concrete Repair Bulletin. You can read the article HERE.

Read other articles in the Concrete Repair Bulletin HERE.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Toby L Harrod, Sr

Born: Mon., Aug. 3, 1970
Died: Mon., Sep. 9, 2013

The reflection in the window is the image of Toby. The picture was taken
 by Toby at Marbury Plaza,one of  the last jobs Toby performed for CPR.
Toby, we were extremely grateful to have you as a member of the CPR Family.  Reflecting upon your passing we will always cherish your memories as a celebration of your life.  May your soul and all the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Michael O'Malley Featured in Merrick School of Business Newsletter

CPR's co-founder and Vice President, Michael O'Malley, was the subject of an Alumni Snapshot in The Merrick ExchangeThe Merrick Exchange is published by the University of Baltimore's Merrick School of Business.

The article discusses Mike's career path, which has been intimately connected with the history of CPR Inc.

Concrete Protection and Restoration, Inc.  was formed 18 years ago with Mike's business partner, Don Caple. It originated from a business plan they developed while Mike was enrolled in the M.B.A. program at the University of Baltimore.

Check out the on-line version of the article HERE to learn more about Mike and the history of CPR Inc.

Friday, 21 February 2014

OSHA Proposes Revise Silica Standard

CPR's Safety Director, Charles J. Brienza, CHST, has a new article entitled OSHA PROPOSES REVISED SILICA STANDARD published in the January/February 2012 issue of the ICRI's Concrete Repair Bulletin. You can read the article HERE.

Read other articles in the Concrete Repair Bulletin HERE.

Thursday, 13 February 2014

CPR Partners with Siplast

The Partnership is as Important as the Products

News Flash - CPR Partners with Siplast – Conducts Training at Mid-Atlantic Corporate Training Facility

Innovation and product performance are critical. But the advantages of partnering with Siplast are equally important to building owners who can't afford to have their facilities compromised by a substandard roof.

Quality Application

Siplast Roofing, Waterproofing, and Lightweight Insulating Concrete Systems are installed exclusively by Siplast Select Contractors. These independent professionals have met the qualifications of the toughest contractor certification program in the industry - ours. Their proven skill and dedication have demonstrated time and again that they regard themselves as members of a team dedicated to installing great roofing and waterproofing systems for building owner customers.

Siplast Select Contractor Program

What separates a Siplast Select Contractor from the others in the industry? Contractors who participate in the Siplast Select Contractor Program meet the most stringent of criteria. These criteria include:

  • Clear evidence of a strong financial condition, including the ability to do bonded work.
  • Absolute compliance with all Siplast specifications, including both pre-application and post-application requirements.
  • A minimum operating history of five years or equivalent experience in the roofing industry.
  • An agreement to support training and educational programs provided by Siplast for the contractor's employees.
  • An agreement to staff Siplast jobs with employees who are experienced and trained in the correct application of Siplast products.
  • An agreement to provide an on-going employee safety program, which includes instruction in the safe handling and operation of torch equipment.
  • A commitment to provide an on-the-roof quality control program to supervise all Siplast projects.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

2014 Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmen Award

CONGRATULATIONS! Jaime Rivera Martinez will be a recipient of the 2014 Washington Building Congress (WBC) Craftsmen Award for his and the crews work at 1400 Crystal Drive.

Special Construction

Thermal and Moisture Protection
Entry Code: J-29
Project Name: Jefferson Plaza Alley Waterproofing,  Arlington, VA
Craftsmen Company:  Concrete Protection & Restoration, Inc.
Architect/Engineer:  Paragon Engineering, Inc.
General Contractor:  The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Nominator:  The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
WBC is the only local organization that recognizes the skills of craftsmen through our Craftsmanship Awards Program—an annual celebration of excellent work performed in our  local industry. WBC created the Craftsmanship Awards Program to honor those who individually provided exceptional workmanship on buildings throughout the Washington, DC area. Additionally, firm members benefit from the credibility that comes with having skilled workers recognized for their excellence by this highly respect professional organization. Awards are made for a wide range of skills: for elaborate and technical installation of mechanical systems, beautiful cabinet and woodwork, artistic painting, and masonry and stone work.
The WBC Craftsmanship Committee, originally headed by Arthur B. Heaton, organized the first Craftsmanship Awards in 1950; the committee then reorganized the program in 1956 to the same format which continues today. In 1992, the Craftsmanship Awards Program Chairman Darrel Rippeteau, of Rippeteau Architects, created the Star Awards. These awards are given to craftsmen who exhibit the key characteristics of all the Craftsmanship Award winners and focuses on "the essence of craftsmanship" in the following categories: Visual Excellence, Technical Excellence, and Excellence in the Face of Adversity.
As the awards have grown in prestige and the caliber of construction in the Washington, DC area has escalated, the celebration of craftsmanship has expanded. As a result, this awards program has furthered the growth and development of superior craftsmanship in the Washington area.
Craftsmanship Awards Facts and Figures

  • In 1962, the program was selected for distinguished achievement for business and public interest by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
  • The awards are divided into 10 categories and 35 subcategories.
  • In 2008, WBC established the Hall of Fame to salute craftsman who demonstrate extraordinary dedication, exceptional skill, quality craftsmanship and enduring commitment.
  • From 1956 through 2013, over 10,000 craftsmen have been recognized on more than 2,800 winning projects.