CPA hits the road again

The Corrosion Prevention Association (CPA) is offering two free CPD seminars on Structural Asset Protection and Repair this Autumn. The events will be held at Birmingham Motorcycle Museum on 17 September 2013 and the Glasgow Marriott Hotel on Wednesday 30 October.

The seminars will provide an introduction to the corrosion process, explaining why it occurs and highlighting its devastating impact on buildings and infrastructure.

Reflecting the Association’s membership of the Structural Concrete Alliance, the content of these popular seminars has been extended to include presentations on structural strengthening with fibre reinforced polymers, as well as an introduction to sprayed concrete techniques.

Leading industry experts will provide an insight into the repair techniques available for different types of structure and will be on hand throughout the morning event to answer delegates’ questions and provide specialist advice.

In Birmingham, CPA Chairman Dave Simpson of Vector Corrosion Technologies Limited will open the event with a brief insight into the causes of corrosion and cost effective methods of repair, while Sam Beamish of Mouchel will consider corrosion protection for reinforced concrete highway structures. The use of electrochemical repair techniques on highway structures and car parks will be described, as well as the CPA’s work in the development of corrosion prevention standards.

Building on the presentations of the other speakers, Chris Wozencroft of VINCI Technology Centre UK will discuss the corrosion problems associated with early 20th Century buildings (Regent Street disease) and how cathodic protection can be applied to guard against this and preserve them.

Moving on from corrosion prevention, Paul Russell of Mapei Ltd will give an overview of the different types of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) composite materials available and the types of structure they are used to strengthen, while Richard Foord of BASF, will provide an insight into the methods, benefits, specification and application of sprayed concrete. The session will be brought to a close with an opportunity for delegates to ask questions of the gathered expert speakers.

Each event, will start at 9.00am and is followed by a buffet lunch, giving delegates an opportunity to network with other construction professionals, speak with event exhibitors and discuss their queries with the CPA’s technical specialists.

For more information or to book a place at either event contact the CPA offices; tel: 01420 471614; email: lauren.fairley(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign); or visit the CPA website: