ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

Floor Covering Failures and Moisture Mitigation in Slabs

  • Tuesday, November 05, 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • American Concrete Institute - 38800 Country Club Drive, Farmington Hills, MI 48331
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The ACI Greater Michigan Chapter and International Concrete Repair Institute (IRCI), along with our sponsor SME, invite you to join us Tuesday, November 5th, for a presentation on the prevention and mitigation of floor covering failures and moisture in slabs, as well as the proper methods of a floor slab assessment in new and existing buildings. Our speakers, Shayne Giordano and Hayder Al-Hilal of SME, will also discuss moisture mitigation systems, concrete slab treatment options, and lessons learn from recent coating failures. The meeting will then be opened up for general discussion.


Shayne Giordano is a Project Engineer with six years of experience. He provides structural materials engineering, consulting, and nondestructive testing. Shayne is experienced in providing condition assessments of existing structures; including historical buildings, bridges, commercial and residential buildings, and underground structures. Since joining SME in 2014, Shayne has served as field engineer, project engineer, and Engineer of Record for several new construction and building restoration projects. Shayne is an ICRI certified Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician (CSMT Level 1). He is a specialist at assessing and evaluating concrete slab moisture conditions, reviewing concrete petrography, inorganic and organic surface chemistry findings, and developing surface treatment options for floor coverings.

Hayder Al-Hilal is a Senior Project Engineer with 14 years of experience. He serves as a project manager and engineer-of-record on building enclosure and reinforced concrete structures restoration projects, including commercial and historic buildings; parking structures; pedestrian, highway and railroad bridges; as well as underground structures including vaults and tunnels. His roles have included project set-up, scope development; review of existing, as-built documents and field assessment; development of conceptual design and preparation of conceptual cost estimates; development of technical specifications and detailed design documents. He is also an ICRI certified Concrete Slab Moisture Testing Technician (CSMT Level 1).


     5:30 p.m. – Social Hour/Cocktails

     6:30 p.m. – Dinner 

     7:30 p.m. – Speaker Presentation

  • Cancellations received by 11:59pm on Monday, November 4, 2019 will be accepted with a 100% credit of the registration rate to your ACI GMC account, available to be used for a future meeting registration.  Refunds will not be given.
  • Cancellations received on or after Tuesday November 5, 2019, or no-shows at the meeting, will not receive a credit or a refund.
  • Unpaid cancellations received on or after November 5, 2019 or unpaid no-shows will be invoiced and the registrant will be expected to pay the full amount of the invoice.

ACI Greater Michigan Chapter

Attn: Chapter Maildrop Box

38800 Country Club

Farmington Hills,  MI  48331

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