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Overview and Evaluation Protocol of Service-Life Models

Total Credits: 1 PDH

Fred Goodwin
1 hour, 4 Minutes
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Concrete is the most widely used construction material and can be durable for hundreds of years; however, the main cause of concrete deterioration is from corrosion of reinforcing steel. Steel is thermodynamically unstable and will eventually oxidize to a lower energy state. The rate of deterioration in new and existing structures can be modeled to predict the service life based on the severity of the service environment, the concrete quality, the ingress of deleterious materials, and other factors to various degrees of success. This presentation will provide an overview of many of the service life models currently in use and provide an evaluation protocol for their application related to both new and existing structures.  

Learning Objectives:  

  1. Provide a basic understanding of concrete deterioration
  2. Show service-life model types, components and inputs
  3. Demonstrate Life 365 model
  4. Illustrate how repairs reset the durability timeline



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Former Head of BASF EB Corrosion Competency Center

Fred Goodwin is a chemist with over 40 years in the construction chemicals industry, including cement manufacture, product development and industry support.  Retiring in July of 2020, he had been with Master Builders Solutions for 31 years and is a fellow of ICRI, ACI, ASTM, and member of NACE, SDC, and SSPC. An Honorary Member of ICRI, ASTM C1 & C9, recipient of the 2020 ICRI President's Award, ASTM Award of Merit, 3-time recipient of JCPL Editors Award, ACI Delmar Bloem Distinguished Service Award, & SDC Jean-Claude Roumain Innovation in Concrete Award; is a NACE certified Corrosion Technologist, and a Top 25 Innovative Thinker by Technology Publishing and former head of Master Builders Solutions Construction Chemicals Global Corrosion Competency Center.

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