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Corrosion in Concrete Structures

Total Credits: 1.0 including 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA Credits

Webinar |  Evaluation |  Repair Materials and Methods |  Corrosion
Jorge Costa P.E.
100 minutes
Audio and Video
Access for 6 month(s) after purchase.


Session Overview: 

Corrosion of embedded metals is recognized as one of the primary degradation mechanisms of reinforced concrete structures and can result in decreased strength and integrity, increased maintenance costs, reduced lifespan, and environmental and safety risks. The state of the art of corrosion protection diagnostics, technologies and products has significantly advanced during the last several decades and many reliable options are now available to define, prevent, or mitigate the progression of corrosion once it has initiated. In this presentation, we will address the effect that corrosion has on our concrete infrastructure, including buildings, bridges, sea walls, cooling towers, docks, and many other reinforced concrete structures. The process of corrosion of steel in concrete will be discussed, including initiation, propagation, and failure stages. Conventional countermeasures and available techniques for corrosion avoidance, mitigation and protection will be presented. Finally, an engineered approach to discovering the root cause and selecting an optimum countermeasure will be presented, including case histories where various techniques have been employed.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand Corrosion and its impact on the constructed infrastructure.
  2. Identify safety, service life and financial impacts caused by Corrosion.
  3. Discuss the relationship between pH, carbon dioxide and chlorides and the corrosion rate.
  4. Gain an appreciation of the corrosion cycle and learn how to best prevent and mitigate corrosion with counter measures.



Jorge Costa P.E. Related Seminars and Products


Durability, Inc.

Jorge Costa is President of Durability, Inc., a specialist corrosion engineering firm based in Jupiter, Florida USA. He is a NACE / AMPP certified Corrosion and Cathodic Protection Specialist and is a Licensed Professional Engineer. His experience in this field expands more than 35 years, during which time he has practiced in diverse areas such as transportation and marine infrastructure, power generation, commercial structures, and oil & gas industries.

Jorge has accumulated vast experience and developed expertise addressing corrosion and related deteriorating mechanisms of reinforced concrete structures exposed to a variety of environmental conditions. His practice includes risk assessments, corrosion evaluations and design, installation & operation of corrosion control systems for these structures.

Jorge is an active member of ICRI, where he chairs Committee 510 - Corrosion.  In addition to his long-standing membership at ICRI, he is also a member of ACI, where he participates in Committees 222, 364, 563, and 546, AMPP / NACE, and AWS.