Honeycombing: Structural or Cosmetic?
Stephanie Tsen is co-founder and president of Tsen Engineering. Throughout her 20-year career as a Structural Engineer, she has worked with the City of Austin, Austin ISD, the State of Texas, Austin Community College and others to help with their continued growth and expansion. Her presentation will explore the occurrence of honeycombing in structural concrete members and how to determine if it is a structural defect or a cosmetic one. She will discuss the mysterious world of concrete, causes of honeycombing, proper ways to address it, and the appropriateness of common repairs. Included references will be made to the ACI/ICRI Concrete Repair Manual.