The Building Systems business of BASF Construction Chemicals was recently honored by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) for its contributions as a material supplier/manufacturer on three separate projects in 2007.

ICRI annually honors outstanding projects in the concrete repair industry in an international contest. Winning projects are honored at an ICRI awards dinner and reception.

BASF’s award was in the Strengthening and Parking Structures Categories. The first project honored was the Guayaquil Bus Terminal Structural Reinforcement project in Guayaquil, Ecuador; a large three-story transit structure with accelerated deterioration. BASF’s contributions assisted in repairs including special high-bond repair materials and carbon fiber technology to rehabilitate the relatively new building.

The second project was the Auditorium Plaza Garage in Kansas City, Mo. The structure, built in 1954, was suffering from severe corrosion and deterioration. Extensive concrete soffit and slab repairs were made. Throughout the entire repair process, the garage remained open for business.

The Award of Merit was given in the Special Projects Category for the Arizona State University Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Ariz. This structure underwent significant structural repairs due to corrosion-related deteriorations caused by moisture infiltration to structural elements from the frequent wash-down cleaning of the stadium after events. Repair and future protection was provided by coating the structural steel with epoxy, epoxy flood-coating the concrete surfaces, and with a urethane deck coating.