Allen Face & Associates

Resume / CV

Education Webb Institute of Naval Architecture
B.S. in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (1970) Glen Cove, New York
1970-1974 Newport News Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Company
Newport News, Virginia

’70-’72 Staff Supervisor – Steel Hull Division

’72-’74 General Foreman – Steel Fabrication Department

1974-1975 John J. McMullen Associates
New York City
Project Manager – Santa Ana Shipyards Program

1975-1979 Tidewater Flooring Systems, Inc.
Norfolk, Virginia
Partner / Vice President
Directed field operations for family business specializing in the installation of polymeric concrete floor coatings and toppings

1979-1992 The Face Companies, Inc.
Norfolk, Virginia
Cofounder and Principal
Directed international firm specializing in flat and superflat concrete floor technology.
The Edward W. Face Company provides design consultation, contractor training, and on-site quality control services for close-tolerance concrete floor installations.
Face Construction Technologies manufacturers and markets sophisticated electronic surface profiling equipment and related software. FCT also conducts a national seminar program on state-of-the-art concrete floor design and construction.
Flatcon, Inc. manufactures heavy precision concrete grinding equipment and provides superflat floor remedial services.

1992- Allen Face & Associates
Newport News, Virginia (’92-’99) Wilmington, North Carolina (’99- )
Founder and Principal
As the author of the F-Number System, inventor of the Dipstick®, F-Meter®, D-Meter®, and a principal inventor of superflat floor technology, Allen Face is a leading authority on the design and construction of concrete slabs-on-grade, and is considered the world’s pre-eminent authority on floor profile specification and control. AF&A offers a full range of related consultation services including design and specification assistance, contractor training, forensic analysis, expert witness testimony, and the presentation of both public and in-house educational seminars.

1992- Allen Face & Company, L.C.
Newport News, Virginia (’92-’99) Wilmington, North Carolina (’99- )
Founder and Principal
AF&Co manufactures and markets the F-Meter® – a sophisticated, yet extremely fast and easy-to-operate downloading rolling profiler – and the D-Meter® – an inexpensive, yet highly reliable and easy-to-operate downloading walking profiler.
2003- Laser Strike, L.L.C.
Wilmington, North Carolina (’04- )
Founder and Principal
Laser Strike manufactures and markets the Screed Rail wet screed replacement system. Screed Rail is a fast in-and-out grade form that routinely produces FF-35/FL-25 at the speed and cost of wet screeding.
Inventions 1976 – Face Differential Floor Profileograph
1979 – Face Floor Profile Numbering System*
1982 – Dipstick® Floor Profiler
1989 – JointSaver Permanent Joint Repair System
1993 – F-Meter® Rolling F-number Tester
1996 – Slab Sentinel System for Monitoring In-Situ Slab Shrinkage & Curling
1998 – JointLiner Permanent Early-Age Joint Filling System
1999 – F-Meter® (Speed-Insensitive, Downloading, Rolling Profiler)
2003 – D-Meter® (Easy-to-use, Downloading, Walking Profiler)
2005 – ScreedRail Quick Floor Forming System

Publications Author of numerous magazine articles and technical reports discussing concrete floor optimization and profile control. Principal contributor to the current ACI-117 (Tolerances), ACI-302 (Floor Construction), and ACI-360 (Slab-on-Grade Design) documents. Author of ASTM Standard E-1155-87 on floor tolerance measurement.
 American Concrete Institute(ACI)
Member: Committee 117 – Tolerances
Member: Committee 302 – Floor Construction
Member: Committee 360 Slab-on-Grade Design

American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM)
Past Chairman: E6.21.10 – Floor Profiling
Past Chairman: E6.21.14 – Dynamic F-Numbers

Awards 1990 Construction Innovation Forum “Nova Award” for Outstanding Innovation in Floor Profile Measurement Technology
1997 Lifetime Achievement Award – World of Concrete ’97 (Las Vegas, NV)
1997 Fellow of the American Concrete Institute
2013 Honorary Member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI’s Highest Honor)

*Formalized in ASTM E-1155 & E-1155M and adopted by ACI as the national standard for specifying finished floor flatness and levelness tolerances