J. Brandon Lawhern, PE


J. Brandon Lawhern, PE

Vice President and Area Manager

Power and Petrochemical Applications

  • 16 Years of Experience at CROM
  • More than 160 tanks built
  • Registered Professional Engineer in Florida and Alabama
  • Florida Engineering Society Member
  • Registered General Contractor in Florida

CROM Shotcrete
Shotcrete History and Use: Part One of the Shotcrete Series

Early Beginnings

In 1942, J.M. Crom Sr. first wrapped high-strength wire in a continuous spiral on the exterior of cylindrical concrete tanks. The “wrapping” method tensioned the prestressing wire before it was placed on the wall,…

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