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September Meeting – Precast Concrete Parking Structures Evaluations & Repair – Al Bustamante

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Precast concrete parking structures make-up over 50 percent of all the parking structures built in the United States. Many of these structures have experienced distress due to inadequate design, construction defects, material defects, or fire damage. The presenter will provide a general overview of parking structures including structural elements, loading, and connections and present five different case studies of parking structures that experienced some type of distress. For each case study the presenter will discuss the evaluation, design, and repairs that were performed.

Mr. Alfredo Bustamante is a Senior Associate with the Houston Office of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc. He is a licensed professional engineer in the states of Texas and Louisiana. He received his bachelors of science in Civil Engineering from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA and master of science in engineering with structural engineering emphasis from University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

Mr. Bustamante has over 12 years of experience as a project manager in a variety of structural, architectural, and material distress related projects. His experience includes the evaluation, design, and construction phase services of many precast concrete parking structures. Mr. Bustamante is a member of the Precast and Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Technical Committee on Parking Structures, the American Concrete Institute (ACI), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE), and the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC).