Des Plaines, IL - December 1, 2008 - The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announces the winners of the 2008 Project Awards. Restoration of Arkwright House - 10 Years Later, was chosen as the ICRI 2008 Project of the Year.

ICRI presented the award to C-Probe Systems, Ltd. on October 30, 2008 at the ICRI 2008 Fall Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The Arkwright House, a historic landmark in central Manchester, UK, was saved following a unique $9 million repair project completed in 1998 after a 24-month restoration period. The now 81-year-old building had been suffering from corrosion of the building's steel frame. Cracks in the Arkwright House had been beginning to appear in external masonry which, if not remedied, could cause serious structural problems. A painstaking repair program was necessitated, which involved carefully removing the building's stone and brick cladding to treat the embedded steel frame underneath.

ICRI awarded eleven 2008 Awards of Excellence. Detailed descriptions of the winning projects can be found in the November/December 2008 issue of the Concrete Repair Bulletin and at

High-Rise Category

Hopkins House Repair and Protection
Baltimore, Maryland
Submitted by Structural Preservation Systems

Historic Category

Restoration of Historic Concrete at Ronald Reagan
Washington National Airport Washington, DC
Submitted by Vector Corrosion Technologies

Industrial Category

Concrete Dock Repair: Removal and Replacement of Concrete Slab
Port Arthur, Texas
Submitted by Structural Preservation Systems

Longevity Category

2100 Towers Condominium Restoration
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Submitted by Cathodic Protection Technology

Masonry Category

Missouri State University Historic Quad Restoration
Springfield, Missouri
Submitted by Structural Engineering Associates, Inc.

Parking Structures Category

Rehabilitation of 55 E. Monroe Street Parking Garage
Chicago, Illinois
Submitted by Klein and Hoffman, Inc.

Special Projects Category

Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
Concrete Repair and Cathodic Protection
Lusby, Maryland
Submitted by Structural Preservation Systems

Strengthening Category

SUNY Health & Science Center Brooklyn Parking Structure Restoration
Brooklyn, New York
Submitted by Carl Walker, Inc.

Transportation Category

Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Pile Repair and Protection
Cape Charles, Virginia
Submitted by Electro Tech CP

Transportation Category

Sunshine Skyway Bridge Trestle Span Repairs
Tampa Bay, Florida
Submitted by Sika Corporation

Water Structures Category

Restoration of Large Diameter Prestressed Concrete Pipelines
Water Flow, New Mexico
Submitted by QuakeWrap, Inc.