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Precast Presentation and Construction Defects

June 09, 2011
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM
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Brecksville Branch – Cuyahoga County Public Library
9089 Brecksville Rd. (Rte 21)
Cleveland, OH 44141

Presentation 1: "Precast Concrete Structural Systems" presented by Sidley Precast Group. 

After attending this program, participants will be able to discuss precast concrete characteristics,
advantages and benefits, typical construction methods and construction applications, understand
precast applications and uses, review typical precast building components and learn about the
manufacturing processes that gives precast concrete its consistent high quality. Participants will
also gain insight on technical considerations including connections, construction and erection as
well as develop an understanding of the pre-casters role in assisting the design team with its


Jesse Childres has worked for Sidley Precast Group since 2007. Jesse is a graduate of Temple
University and has held various sales and management positions in the precast concrete and
building construction industries.  Laszlo Budai, has over forty years experience in structural engineering including design of single and multi-story buildings for various client types. Laszlo specializes in the design of precast, prestressed, post tensioned and conventional concrete buildings, parking garages and complete precast concrete buildings and precast facades., -

Presentation 2: "It's Not Only About Hard Hats" presented by Selvaggio, Teske + Associates.

Please see the attached PDF above for more information. Participants will develop a better understanding of construction phase issues, risks and rewards. The presentation will explore some of the common misconceptions about this critical phase, as well as provide tools to help increase the effectiveness of the services provided during the construction phase. Participants are encouraged to bring their firm's field reports to the presentation for review. Each participant shall receive a copy of the presentation, a PLAN Project Representative's Manual and an action plan to assist in implementation.


Paula M. Selvaggio is Vice President and industry segment leader of Selvaggio, Teske & Associates, a Division of The Oswald Companies with responsibility for overall management of the Architects & Engineers market segment in Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. For over 25 years Paula has focused her career on professional liability insurance. She recommends insurance programs, provides in-house education programs, contract review services and loss prevention consultation to architects, engineers, environmental consultants, land surveyors, and construction managers. She has been a licensed property and casualty insurance agent in Ohio since 1984 and received her RPLU designation in 2004. Paula makes frequent presentations to various professional associations and to college and university classes on a variety of risk management topics.


$20.00 Non-member registration

$10.00 Member Registration


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