STATUS AS OF 2019
Leo Schlosberg (resume) was the principal since our inception in 1988. For the past 15+ years, following his 2001 decision to drastically downsize the company (after many years of tremendous growth) and be more of a part-timer so as to be free to travel to see his far-flung grown sons, he has operated the company as a boutique. In 2018, after a few years of slowly winding down due to Leo's desire to retire, Cary Concrete Products terminated GL coverage and stopped holding contracts (although in 2018 we did a few projects; the fabricators held the contracts and Leo managed the projects). Leo remains moderately active in a few capacities. If any of these interest you, contact us.
- Non-testifying expert witness
- Leo can assist attorneys in the following manner:
- Acting as an "attack dog" or counter-balance to expert witnesses on the other side
- Helping the attorney to understand the path a particular project took, through analysis of project documentation. (Example: in a mediation centered around substantial backcharges against a precaster an attorney simply sent me a carton of paperwork and I gave him back a clear understanding of what had happened.)
- Leo brings to the table:
- Very strong technical and observational knowledge of precast concrete and cast stone
- Good general technical knowledge of concrete
- Unusual skills at "alternate explanations" for a given set of facts or observations
- Strong search skills for combing the published technical literature for relevant facts
- Remote analysis of exterior problems
- Consulting related to Knowledge Management and Artificial Intelligence in the specific context of an industry whose output is large-scale complex prototypes. If you are reading this, that should be obvious. If it is not and you want to know more about the knowledge required to actually build a durable commercial structure (office building, shopping mall, bridge, park, highway, etc.) then read this
- Project-specific services (detailed design or project management) related to precast concrete, cast stone, or GFRC.
- Copies of shop drawings of our work on projects for the past 30+ years. We have retained all drawings and can dig them out of the archive for a modest fee.
- Analysis and testimony related to cast stone, both wet cast and dry tamp. I have observed and photographed a lot of cast stone and have a good understanding of what is "normal" deterioration or aging and what is not. And plenty of pictures of plenty of projects covering a range of fabrication plants, methods, and outcomes. There is no doubt in my mind that dry tamp is more prone to failure. It is not inherent in the material, but the process is less forgiving than is wet cast; as a result the frequency of failure or early deterioration is much higher in dry tamp than in wet cast.