International Association of Concrete Repair Membership
"ICRI had its origins at a World of Concrete seminar in February 1988, during which attendees voiced their frustration about the lack of standards and guidelines for concrete repair. They also expressed their concern over the proliferation of unqualified contractors entering the industry. These contractors were not properly trained in concrete repair and were underbidding them without proper knowledge of surface preparation, equipment, materials, techniques, etc.
In response to these concerns, the International Association of Concrete Repair Specialists was formed, with a formal organizational meeting in Naperville, Illinois, May 21, 1988, attended by 66 repair specialists. In 1993 the name was changed to the International Concrete Repair Institute."
Courtesy of https://www.icri.org/page/icri-history