The assessment of the working environment and evaluation of the necessary protective systems is a fundamental consideration affecting cost and long term sustainable outcomes to ensure that a steel structure will meet its lifecycle requirements for functionality and aesthetics. This issue presents two papers by Dr Rob Francis that provide a wholistic view into corrosion protection issues to be considered by structural engineers and specifiers using steel.
The papers are entitled:
AS 4312 An Australian atmospheric corrosivity standard
Producing coating specifications that work
In: Steel Construction, vol. 45, no. 1, December 2011.