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Paul Rouis Certified as Slab Moisture Testing Technician

February 4 2010

Ryan-Biggs Associates, P.C., a consulting firm specializing in structural engineering in Clifton Park, NY, announced today the certification of Paul A. Rouis III, P.E., as Slab Moisture Testing Technician by the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI).

The certification acknowledges that Paul has demonstrated the knowledge and ability to properly perform and record the results of four field moisture tests on hardened concrete.

The certification program was established to standardize moisture testing in the United States to result in consistent, accurate, and truly representative results, which allow flooring manufacturers, architects, and contractors to make better decisions on when a concrete floor is ready for a floor covering.  Paul is one of the first 25 individuals to be certified by ICRI and will now serve as an examiner as ICRI offers the program nationally.

With the firm since 1987, Paul is President and Principal of Ryan-Biggs.  He provides structural engineering design and management of many of the firm's municipal, educational, and medical projects.  In addition, he specializes in the design, specification, investigation, and restoration of concrete buildings and parking structures.  He has assisted owners and architects on investigating and remediating moisture-related flooring problems for over 10 years.  Paul oversees the firm's project management staff and is the principal-in-charge of finance, marketing, information, and data management.  Paul is professionally licensed in NY, NJ, and NH.

Paul maintains memberships in the International Concrete Repair Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Concrete Institute (ACI), American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  He also sits on several code-formulating committees including ACI Committee 302, Guide for Concrete Floor and Slab Construction; ACI Committee 360, Design of Slabs on Grade; and AISC 358.1, Prequalified Connections for Seismic Applications.  His project experience includes the structural design of Rensselaer Rail Station (Rensselaer, NY), Arkell Museum Expansion (Canajoharie, NY), and the expansion of Albany Medical Center (Albany, NY).

About International Concrete Repair Institute

The mission of the International Concrete Repair Institute is to be a leading resource for education and information to improve the quality of repair, restoration, and protecting of concrete and other structures.  For more information, visit the organization's Web site at http://www.icri.org/.

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