February 2022 Newsletter

The Carrasquillo Group of companies specializes in combining forensics, structural design, and repair services to provide our customers a full service, integrated engineered solution to meet the Client’s needs. These include, among others, residential and commercial high-rise buildings, transportation and airport infrastructure, industrial floors, port facilities, water treatment plants, and dams. 

The Carrasquillo Group has extensive experience in mitigating and providing concrete repair solutions and services for all types of concrete deficiencies including, among others, cracking, leakage, corrosion, chemical attacks, joint repairs, structural design, and construction defects. The Carrasquillo Group incorporates the use of the latest technologies in materials and equipment in their work including, load testing, hydro-demolition, crack repair, corrosion protection, in addition to structural strengthening using FRP, section enlargement, and the installation of steel elements. 

Prior to a repair, a forensic evaluation is performed by our engineering team to assess the problem(s) that are affecting the structure to produce a diagnosis based on the test results and findings. Our team is equipped with the latest technology for nondestructive testing such as Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR), tomography, corrosion potential, and petrographic examination. 

Managing Natural Disasters

Natural disaster events are unfortunately happening at an increased frequency causing extensive destruction and human and property losses. Natural disasters have a dramatic impact on the Nation’s infrastructure including transportation, utilities, health services and the supply chain. Our company has extensive experience helping clients prepare to mitigate damages as well as assessing, evaluating and repairing the damage resulting from natural disasters.

Preparation and planning are key. We help clients perform an inventory of the infrastructure, document pre-existing conditions, identify weaknesses and risks, and document the operations and resources in their facilities. If the disaster strikes, we assist our clients in documenting and assessing the damages following the Federal Acquisition Regulations for RFP and bid processes for the repair and restoration work. We also work in coordination with non-federal match funding requirements such as Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to match FEMA support.

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Ramon L. Carrasquillo Awarded the 2017 ACI Educational Award

Ramón L. Carrasquillo, Ph.D., P.E. has been educating the minds of students and professionals since the start of his tenure as a professor at the University of Texas at Austin in 1980.  In the past decade, Dr. Carrasquillo has presented at over 50 events at universities, conferences, and to construction professionals with the purpose of advancing the concrete industry and educating those who guide it Read more