VCS Receives ICRI Award
Last night - November 10 - at the at the 2016 International Concrete Repair Institute Award program in Cleveland, Vector Corrosion Services (VCS) was the recipient of the Award of Merit for the Cathodic Protection of Caesar's Bay Shopping Center.
Caesar’s Bay Plaza is a retail complex along Gravesend Bay in Brooklyn, NY. The elevated building floor sections are subject to both airborne chloride as well as splashing when waves crash into the bulkhead.
Despite previous repairs, the structure continued to degrade over time. With the retail complex on top of the structure, replacement is not a practical option.
VCS was tasked to design, provide on-site quality control, and energize an impressed current cathodic protection (ICCP) system to protect the decaying concrete beams. The cathodic protection system selected consisted of discrete anodes and associated wiring and power supplies.
Despite winter conditions, difficult access, and various trades working in the same location, the cathodic protection system was successfully installed over a 10 month year period. The system was energized in the fall of 2015 and is performing according to the design and meets NACE cathodic protection criteria.
For more information, Click Here for a PDF of the announcement in the December 2016 issue of ICRI's Concrete Repair Bulletin.
Key Words: Marine Structure, Coastal Structure, Concrete Corrosion, Concrete Repair, Concrete Wharf, Concrete Durability, Cathodic Protection