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SEAoO Cleveland - "Restoring a Cleveland Icon" and "Coatings for Slip Critical Steel Connections"

March 22, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:45 PM
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Brecksville Branch Cuyahoga County Public Library
9089 Brecksville Rd (Rte 21)
Brecksville, OH 44141

SEAoO Cleveland:

Restoring a Cleveland Icon and Coatings for Slip Critical Connections

Presentation 1:

Restoring a Cleveland Icon (1.0 PDH)

by Don Dreier, Executive Vice President and Brian McCue, Vice President/General Manager - both of Donley’s Restoration Group

In 1963, Donley's provided concrete services for Piew W on the shores of Lake Erie. Recently, reinforcement and stabilization was required for the 50 year old structure. This included: a wall, under the existing restaurant, that would protect the current 35-foot cliff face from further erosion; twenty-two, forty-foot-deep caissons underneath the restaurant hull for stabilization; and a concrete pier cap over top of the caissons.


The presentation will review both the engineering, material selection, transportation and construction challenges overcome to make the restoration a success.


Presentation 2:
Coatings for Slip Critical Connections (1.0 PDH)

by Shawn Evans, Project Development Manager, The Sherwin - Williams Company

Slip critical steel connections have some particular design and construction provisions significant to a structural engineer regarding preparation of the faying surfaces and the use of coatings.  This presentation is specifically designed for structural engineers. 

Shawn will review: the underlying provisions and controlling standards; the importance of surface preparation and primer selection in achieving the engineered slip rating; testing methods; coating systems available; proper engineering specifications; and aesthetic topcoats. 


Schedule of activities

      5:45pm – Welcome and sign in
      6:00pm – Presentation 1
      7:00pm – Dinner Break 
      7:30pm – Presentation 2
      8:30pm – End of presentation - Q&A will be open until 8:45

      Please Register by March 20.
      Earlier reservations are appreciated.
      Credit card on-line only, cash or check at door.

Questions on any Cleveland events, please contact Jason Hoover or Tim Gilbert at:


$20.00 SEAoO Member

$27.00 Non-Member

$0.00 Student (free)

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