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Concrete Corrosion: Causes and Prevention

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 Course Overview


The corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete structures such as buildings, car parks, concrete marine structures, road beds, bridge decks and bridge substructures is a world-wide problem and leads to cracking, staining, spalling from the surface and ultimately structural weakness. Repairs to badly deteriorated areas are costly and there is no guarantee that the problem has been solved as the conditions for continuing corrosion may have been built into the structure. This corrosion short course systematically and thoroughly covers the causes of corrosion in buildings and other concrete structures, and the practical prevention methods ranging from coatings and corrosion inhibitors to cathodic protection.


This corrosion short course can be taken as in-house training course, online course and distance learning course worldwide. It can also be customized to meet the specific needs of your organization.


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 Course Outline

1 Corrosion & Society
   1.1 The economic, social, political and environmental impacts
   1.2 Liabilities due to corrosion

2 Basic Concepts in Concrete Corrosion
   2.1 Why do metals corrode
   2.2 How do metals corrode
   2.3 Terminologies and conventions
         2.3.1 Corrosion, pH, potential, reference electrode, potential-pH diagram, passivation, anode, cathode, cathodic protection, galvanizing, etc
         2.3.2 Effect of Moisture
         2.3.3 Effect of chloride
         2.3.4 Effect of carbonation

3 Processes in Concrete Corrosion
3.1 Corrosion of steel in aqueous environment
   3.2 The nature of concrete environment
   3.3 Corrosion of steel in concrete
   3.4 Actions from aggressive species chloride, carbon dioxide, sulphate, and soft water action
   3.5 Potential difference
   3.6 Corrosion reactions
   3.7 Ionic flow
   3.8 Autocatalytic process

4 How to Control & Prevent Concrete Corrosion
   4.1 Concrete quality porosity, permeability, depth of cover, water/cement ratio, and chloride content
   4.2 Patching practices
   4.3 Membranes and sealers
   4.4 Corrosion inhibitors
   4.4 Epoxy coating
   4.5 Galvanizing (zinc coating)
   4.6 Cathodic protection

5 Testing and Monitoring Concrete Corrosion
   5.1 Half-cell potential survey
   5.2 pH measurement
   5.3 Corrosion rate measurement
   5.4 Corrosion sensors for concrete structures


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 Who Should Attend


  • Engineers, architects and designer who are concerned with corrosion of reinforced concrete structures

  • Building inspectors and surveyors who are interested in corrosion damages in concrete structures

  • Technicians and maintenance personnel who deal with repair and rehab of reinforced concrete structures

  • Facility owners and users who are concerned with corrosion and method of mitigation

 Registration for This  Corrosion Course


  • Click here to register for this corrosion course online, or

  • Click here to download this corrosion course brochure with registration form in PDF format.

 In-House Training Corrosion Courses


If you are concerned with corrosion in your business, in-house training is a great solution to train a group of employees from design, production, operation, quality assurance, inspection and maintenance, and technical sales and support on corrosion control and corrosion prevention technology. The contents of all corrosion courses can be customized to fit your organization's needs.


There is no minimum or maximum number of participants required for in-house training corrosion courses. We conduct the in-house training corrosion course at your company's premises and at a time convenient to your company. Requests for in-house training corrosion courses from overseas countries are also welcome.


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 Corrosion Course-On-Demand


All our publicly scheduled corrosion short courses are conducted once a year. However, you do not need to wait for one year if you have missed any of the publicly scheduled corrosion courses as we have this unique corrosion course-on-demand scheme: we will conduct the course just for you on an one-on-one basis at a time and in a location convenient to you. This option costs significantly less than a full-scale in-house training program.


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 Online and Distance Learning Corrosion Courses

All corrosion courses can be conducted through online or distance learning. An username and password will be emailed to course participants for accessing the online course materials. Alternatively, a CD-ROM containing the same online course material or a master hard copy of corrosion course notes can be sent to your organization. Instructions, course assignments, discussions and questions related to the corrosion courses are posted on the website. Free email support for online courses is provided for a period up to 12 months. A Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who pass the online test with a score of 70% and above.

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 PowerPoint Slides and Test Banks for Trainers, Instructors, Tutors, University Lecturers and Professors


If you are involved in teaching or training, you may wish to purchase a complete set of the trainer's package for this training course. The trainer's package comes complete with ready-to-use PowerPoint slides (fully editable) and test bank (with answer keys). These ready-to-use PowerPoint slides contain high quality color photographs, illustrations, animations, audio and video clips. The test bank contains questions conveniently grouped into four categories: (1) true or false, (2) multiple choice, (3) calculation, and (4) reasoning and open-ended discussions. The trainer's package is suitable for in-house training and university teaching. This is exactly the same package that WebCorr uses to deliver our current training course.

The one-time lump sum fee allows your organization to use the training package and also modify it. For example, your organization may modify the course contents and re-name/re-brand the course under your organizationís name. WebCorr only retains the copyright of the original PowerPoint slides and test banks.


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