February Dinner Meeting
Members – $35.00 in advance, $40.00 at the door
Non-Members – $40.00 in advance, $45.00 at the door
When: Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Casual Networking & Registration at 5:30pm
Dinner and Presentation at 6:30pm
Holiday Inn St. Petersburg N Clearwater
3535 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33762
Presentation:Corrosion in Structures
Corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete is the primary cause for concrete deterioration and infrastructure decay. Concrete repairs in the US alone have been estimated to exceed 20 billion dollars every year. In Florida, many of our most valued structures stand exposed to corrosive environments that initiate and sustain the corrosion of metals, including reinforcing steel in concrete. Mitigation of corrosion using current technologies, methods and strategies could result in significant cost savings and extension of the service life of these valued assets.
In this presentation, we will address the effect that corrosion has on our 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.
Speaker: Jorge Casta, P.E
Jorge Costa is the Vice President of STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES’ Corrosion Solutions Team. In this capacity, Jorge provides direction for engineering, design, quality assurance, and monitoring of corrosion control systems offered by Structural Technologies. He also guides the efforts in research and development of innovative life extension strategies and technologies for concrete structures through corrosion control. Jorge is an active member of various industry technical committees, including ACI, ICRI, NACE, and the AWS. In this capacity, he is a key contributor for the development of guides, standards and recommended practices issued by these committees. Jorge is a frequent lecturer at industry venues and universities and is a regular speaker at the World of Concrete where he delivers seminars on condition assessments, repair and protection of concrete structures damaged by corrosion of the reinforcing steel.
Cost: $35 w/advanced registration no later than Monday, January 30, 2017 5:30pm, $40 at the door for members, $40 w/advanced registration no later than Monday, January 30, 2017 5:30pm, $45 at the door for non-members and for all late registrations, pending availability. Cash/Check or Credit Card accepted
Please note: It is the policy of ICRI-FWC to invoice for all unfilled reservations. No Cancellations will be accepted after the Monday deadline.