Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting: Spray-Lock Concrete Protection. Colloidal Nano-Technology To Improve Concrete Durability

  • 19 Oct 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Rincon Market, 2513 E. 6th Street - Tucson, AZ 85716
  • 16


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October Tucson Chapter Lunch Meeting


Spray-Lock Concrete Protection

Colloidal Nano-Technology

To Improve Concrete Durability



Colloidal Nano-Silica Concrete Treatments are the newest state-of-the-art technology for enhancing the durability of Portland Cement-based concrete materials.  This presentation shall provide the participants with the following technical information and real-world results:


I.          Brief introduction to Spray-Lock Concrete Protection (SCP)
         Safety Topic
       Why Use SCP Technology?
        Description of SCP Technology with Technical Backing

 V.        Real-World Examples of Concrete Treated with Colloidal Nano-Silica Treatments
       Question & Answer

Biographical Sketch for 


Ariel Soriano graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Civil Engineering and has more than 20 years of experience that includes:  Forensic, Geosynthetic, Geotechnical, Hydraulic, Materials, Pavement, & Structural Engineering; Statistical QA/QC; and LEAN & Six Sigma-Based Manufacturing.

In 1992, Ariel joined the South Dakota Department of Transportation Office of Research as a Project Engineer where he managed state and federal contracts, and served as principal investigator on in-house research projects.  From 1997 to 2002, Ariel worked as a Senior Pavement and Materials Engineer evaluating, testing and assessing construction materials, and existing pavement and engineered structures; developing specifications for new and rehabilitation projects; and managing multi-discipline construction projects.  Beginning in 2002, he worked as a Senior Geotechnical Engineer for a geosynthetics manufacturer to value engineer construction projects for the inclusion of geosynthetic products and systems.  For a regional/national geotechnical consultant, Ariel served as a Senior Geotechnical, Pavement, & Materials Engineer to help expand the company’s technical expertise.

Beginning in 2006, as an Engineering Manager for the City of Chattanooga, Ariel provided civil, forensic, geotechnical, hydraulic, materials, pavement, and structural engineering oversight; and supervised project planning, specifications development, and contracts for City construction projects.  In this position, Ariel also developed and implemented policies that used cement and concrete products to further the City’s sustainable development goals.

In 2010, Ariel was one of five persons honored by the Portland Cement Association for his leadership in public policy related to sustainable development.  This honor is given to "those who enact innovative policies and initiate projects in their communities that exemplify creativity, best practices, and responsible stewardship of public funds using concrete and cement-based products.”

In 2012, Ariel joined the Chattanooga Spray-Lock team as Vice President – SCP Technology, Spray-Lock Concrete Protection, LLC.  In this position, he is responsible for developing and managing technical resources and test programs to validate and support the product line, and providing technical support to internal and external customers.

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