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Steel Structures to Withstand the Elements: What Structural Engineers Need to Know About Corrosion - 1.5 PDH Available

  • 06 Nov 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Zoom Webinar


Registration is closed

SEAoNY Programs Committee and
 American Institute of Steel Construction Present:

Steel Structures to Withstand the Elements: What Structural Engineers Need to Know About Corrosion

DATE: Monday, November 6, 2023
TIME: 12:00 - 1:30 PM
Zoom Webinar

1.5 PDH Available

The worldwide economic impact of corrosion has been estimated to be 3% of the global domestic product, yet there is little emphasis on designing structures to resist corrosion. In a profession with regimented design processes for load-induced effects, similar design processes for considering corrosion resistance are lacking. This presentation addresses this gap by reviewing: basic scientific principles governing corrosion to develop a scientific foundation for research findings; long-term field data on the performance of steel structures in varied quantified environments; field and laboratory assessment methods for corrosion; and practical design strategies for improving corrosion resistance. Audience members will be better prepared to optimize the corrosion resistance of their structures, improving life-cycle costs and service lives of civil engineering structures.

Learning Objectives 

  1. Describe the cause of steel corrosion, and what impacts a structure’s corrosion performance.

  2. List design and maintenance considerations that will extend the life-span of steel bridges.

Registration Fees:
SEAoNY Members* - Free
Non-Members - $15

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Registration ends Friday, November 3, 2023.

Jennifer McConnell, PhD

Jennifer McConnell is the Bentley Systems Career Development Professor at the University of Delaware, where she also directs the Center for Innovative Bridge Engineering. She has over 20 years of research experience in bridge behavior, laboratory testing, field evaluation, inspection, long-term performance, design, and analytical modeling of bridges. She is a member of the National Steel Bridge Alliance Oversight Committee, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Steel Bridge Task Force, the AISI Corrosion Advisory Group, and the Transportation Research Board Committee on Steel Bridges.

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