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BRIDGE PRESERVATION - Webinar Wednesdays

The Concrete Preservation Alliance is committed to advancing education in the field of concrete preservation and infrastructure renewal. The aim of the Free Webinar Wednesday Program is to share best practices and spread awareness of new and innovative technologies for the benefit of asset owners and consultants. Professional development certificates approved by the National Council of Structural Engineer Associations (NCSEA) are available for all participants.

The Free 2020/2021 Webinar Wednesday Program will focus on the evaluation, repair and protection of bridge structures. Each webinar will be 1 hour in length. Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the presentation and recordings for each session or visit our YouTube channel for the recording. 

Upcoming Events

Oct 14, 2020  |  Repair and Protection of Severely Corroded Bridge Substructures with Galvanic Encasements
Chris Ball
Vector Corrosion Technologies

Description: Accelerated bridge construction has gained prominence in recent years as a economical way to breathe new life into bridge structures long past their expected service life.  The challenge is what to do with substructure elements that are often in as bad shape as the superstructure being replaced.  An effective substructure preservation strategy is needed to ensure the expected service of the new substructure matches the expected service life of the existing substructure elements such as the abutments, beams and piers.  This webinar will discuss the use of galvanic encasements as an elegant solution to service life extension for substructures and their proven track record.

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Nov 11, 2020  |  Pile Protection for Coastal Bridges
Jason Chodachek
Vector Corrosion Technologies

Description: Marine environments are among the most corrosive exposure conditions for reinforced concrete or steel structures.  Tidal action and salt water splashing on piles creates ideal conditions for corrosion and the effects can wreak havoc on marine structures of all kinds.  While the marine environment presents significant challenges for service life, there are proven methods of extending the life of both concrete and steel piles in fresh, brackish and even salt water.  This webinar will compare the various marine pile protection options available today and explore methods of evaluating and protecting steel sheet piles.

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Dec 9, 2020  |  Targeted Proactive Corrosion Protection for Bridges with Embedded Galvanic Anodes
David Simpson, Icorr Level IV Senior Cathodic Protection Engineer
Vector Corrosion Technologies

Description: Corrosion potential surveys have long been an effective non-destructive method of quantifying corrosion risk and locating “hot spots” in concrete structures before repairs are required.  High corrosion risk areas can be proactively targeted using embedded galvanic anodes to halt corrosion before the active corrosion causes concrete failure and a need for repair.  This webinar will discuss this proactive approach in detail and introduce an innovative “two-phase” anode technology combining the benefits of both impressed current and galvanic protection in a single unit.

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Jan 13, 2021  |  Evaluation and Protection of Bonded Post-Tension Tendons
David Whitmore, P.Eng.
Vector Corrosion Technologies

More information and online registration will be available by December 1, 2020. 

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Feb 10, 2021  |  Mitigating Crevice Corrosion and Pack Rust on Steel Structures
Peter McCloskey
Vector Corrosion Technologies

More information and online registration will be available by December 1, 2020. 

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Mar 10, 2021  |  Evaluating As-Built Conditions with Non-Destructive Testing
Bill Horne, P.E.
NDT Corporation

More information and online registration will be available by December 1, 2020. 

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Apr 14, 2021  |  Impressed Current Cathodic Protection for Reinforced Concrete
Matt Miltenberger, P.E.
Vector Corrosion Services

More information and online registration will be available by December 1, 2020. 

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May 12, 2021  |  Electrochemical Treatments to Extend the life of Corroding Substructures
David Whitmore, P.Eng.
Vector Corrosion Technologies

More information and online registration will be available by December 1, 2020. 

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Jun 9, 2021  |  Surface Applied Cathodic Protection of Substructures
Travis Marman, NACE CP2
Vector Construction

More information and online registration will be available by December 1, 2020. 

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Jul 14, 2021  |  Culvert Repair Using Geopolymer Mortars
Garth Fallis, P.Eng.
Vector Construction

More information and online registration will be available by December 1, 2020. 

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Previous Events

Sep 9, 2020  |  Corrosion Protection and Bridge Concrete Repairs
Dr. George Sergi, CEng, BSc, MSc, PhD, FICorr, FIMMM, BS EN ISO 15257:2017 Level-4 CP Specialist
Vector Corrosion Technologies

Description: Electrochemical corrosion mitigation techniques were first applied to bridges in the early 1970s to mitigate or arrest corrosion of the reinforcing steel.  The field has innovated and the technology has evolved since those early days. The first discrete galvanic anodes were installed in concrete repairs on the substructure of the Leicester Bridge in the UK in 1999.  The performance of these anodes has been monitored for 20+ years.  This webinar will discuss the development and long-term performance of discrete galvanic anodes on bridge structures in addition to the typical applications such as concrete repairs, joint repairs and bridge widenings.

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Aug 12, 2020  |  Corrosion Assessments for Concrete Bridge Elements
Brian Pailes, P.E, Ph.D., NACE CP Specialist
Vector Corrosion Services

Description: Corrosion of the reinforcing steel is the #1 cause of concrete failure on bridge structures.  Before corrosion can be mitigated or brought to a halt, we must understand the underlying cause and quantify the magnitude and extent of corrosion risk.  There are many destructive and non-destructive test methods that are effective in assessing corrosion risk.  No one method will provide a complete assessment, but in combination can provide a holistic view of the structure’s health.  This webinar will compare and contrast the various methods available today.

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