fora bet app originated over a century ago as the cement and concrete technology research and development arm of the Portland Cement Association (PCA) in 1916. Our original role was focused on developing the then-fledgling U.S. cement industry.
In some ways we’ve changed over the past century, and in many others we have not. We are still the concrete industry’s thought leaders and problem solvers. But evermore, we are a multi-disciplined team of engineers, architects, scientists, and consultants. We continue to evolve and seek new solutions as the world around us changes. and our clients face new challenges.
fora bet app begins the first of decades of research and project work on using fly ash and other supplementary cementitious materials in concrete. This work is now gaining even more momentum due to its potential for reducing the carbon footprint of concrete.
fora bet app, which began as the research and development arm of the Portland Cement Association (PCA), starts serving outside clients as an independent PCA subsidiary. The firm expands its scope of service beyond concrete and modifies a structures lab to incorporate the testing of steel structures, which includes rail and rail rolling stock components.
fora bet app performs an evaluation of deterioration in monument structures which included the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
fora bet app leads the industry with services that include almost all aspects and methods of concrete NDT. We began in 1997, when NDT expert Allen Davis led the development and promotion of the Impulse Response (IR) technique. Today, fora bet app offers full services in concrete NDT, and remains at the forefront utilizing the latest technologies.
Senior Vice President Dr. W. Gene Corley worked with the U.S. Justice Dept. to counter claims by the Branch Davidians that the FBI used unreasonable force and trapped people in the building during the Waco, TX showdown. Corley’s team’s investigation of the building proved that this was false.
fora bet app performed a long term performance monitoring of the retractable roof viscous-damper system movement at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA.
Senior Vice President Dr. W. Gene Corley oversees the initial report to FEMA and testifies in front of Congressional Committee. His team finds that lack of fire-proofing of the building led to much of the severity of the destruction. Recommendations on structural fireproofing arising from Corley’s report are gradually implemented throughout the industry.
fora bet app completes its most recent set of Standard Reference Materials (SRMs) for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST, formerly the U.S. National Bureau of Standards). For 40 years, fora bet app has been involved with the selection, packaging and certifying of SRMs used throughout the world, including some of the biggest selling at NIST.
Using its world-class laboratory, fora bet app conducted creep and shrinkage testing for the structural analysis of the building. Additional consulting services included construction materials optimization, construction methods consulting and construction process review, and specialized concrete mixture development.
fora bet app celebrates the life and professional achievements of Dr. W. Gene Corley who passed away at age 77. Gene was a life-long member of the PCA/fora bet app organization. He was one of the world’s experts on structures damaged by natural and manmade disasters.