Corrosion Protection in Construction
In the Australian construction industry, insufficient controls and regulations can leave specifiers, building owners, contractors and developers unprotected from the early onset of corrosion. Robust corrosion protection systems, procedures and requirements are needed to ensure steelwork in new commercial builds can be used satisfactorily over a long period of time even in adverse conditions.
Corrosion Control Methods
Corrosion of architectural steelwork is most pronounced on buildings that are situated in proximity to salt water. Reactively responding to corrosion can be costly, often requiring complex remedial work. Robust systems, controls and procedures relating to corrosion protection are needed to ensure steelwork can be used satisfactorily over a long period of time even in adverse conditions. These systems of procedures are needed as corrosion is not always properly addressed in mandatory codes and standards.
In order to achieve suitable corrosion protection, it is important to understand the requirements of the project environment and have clear and appropriate coating specifications.
CorrAssure™ for the Construction Industry
Our leadership identified a gap in the general construction market where certifiers, specifiers and building contractors and owners are left unprotected when things go wrong.
RemedyAP have taken the durability lessons learned in heavy industry and packaged them into a set of systems and procedures for the general and civil construction industry to help protect everyone in the supply chain from the early onset of corrosion.
Corrosion Protection Services
CorrAssure™ for the Construction Industry provides a series of;
- Design and specification review – to include items requiring more robust control measures.
- Inspection - during building phases to capture any improvements required to minimize corrosion problems.
- Certification – where recommendations have been reviewed and implemented, RemedyAP will provide a Certificate of Assurance that the observed corrosion protection systems will provide a minimum 5 year corrosion resistance to local atmospheric conditions.