Seminar: Corrosion protection of structural steelwork-QLD

It has been said that painting may be only 10% of a project, but causes 90% of the headaches. Understanding the basics of coatings, surface preparation and selecting the optimum coating system may help engineers avoid such pain.

The seminar is presented by Dr Rob Francis of Aurecon's Materials Technology Group in Melbourne and Chairman of the Standards Australia committee which prepared AS/NZS 2312 on protection of structural steel by coatings.

This half day seminar looks at the issues involved in selection of a protective coatings system for structural steel, based on AS/NZS 2312 "Guide to the protection of structural steel against atmospheric corrosion by the use of protective coatings". It looks at the factors to be considered when selecting a coating such as durability requirements, site corrosivity and aesthetics. It covers the metallic and paint coating systems described in the standard, their features and where they can be used.

Dates and Venues

Date: Wednesday, 16 March 2011
Time: 12.00 noon registration, 5.00 pm close
Venue: Rydges South Bank, Cnr Grey and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane


ASI members: $325 incl. GST
ASI non--members: $495 incl. GST
Seminar notes, light lunch and afternoon provided.

For More Information

Name: John Gardner, ASI National Education Manager - Technical
Phone: (07) 3853 5320


Wednesday, 9 March 2011


Corrosion protection seminar flyer