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Publication Number: FHWA-SA-98-025
Date: September 1998

Conference To Feature Latest Methods for Preventing and Detecting Corrosion in Concrete

Corrosion in steel-reinforced concrete is the primary cause of deterioration in bridges and other structures around the world. This deterioration exerts an enormous toll on highway agencies, who must find the resources to rehabilitate, replace, and maintain those structures. Highway users are also hard hit by the costs of delays caused by construction and work zone detours.

Heading off these problems by preventing and mitigating corrosion is the theme of the International Conference on Corrosion and Rehabilitation of Reinforced Concrete Structures, to be held December 7-11, 1998, in Orlando, Florida. The conference is designed for Federal, State, and local highway agencies; contractors; consulting engineers; and university research staff, among others.

Technologies covered at the conference will include cathodic protection, electrochemical chloride extraction, and high-performance concrete. Conference sessions will also cover new methods for evaluating the condition of reinforced concrete and the use of alternative reinforcement methods in bridge construction.

In addition, the conference will feature exhibits by companies that provide products and services for designing, maintaining, and repairing reinforced concrete structures.

Conference sponsors include the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Naational Research Council-Canada, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, American Public Works Association, National Association of Corrosion Engineers, American Society of Civil Engineers, and the International Concrete Repair Institute

The deadline for early conference registration is October 16, 1998. A registration form was included in the May 1998 Focus ( www.ota.fhwa.dot.gov/pubs/FOCUS/Fcs598/058pcc.htm). For more information, contact Doris Hooks at Visions USA (phone: 404-880-0002; fax: 404-880-0404; email: visions@internetmci.com). Information is also available on the Web (www.ota.fhwa.dot.gov/nrc).

For technical information, contact Donald Jackson at FHWA (phone: 202-366-6770; fax: 202-366-7909; email: donald.jackson@fhwa.dot.gov).

To make hotel arrangements, contact the Radisson Twin Towers directly at 800-327-2110.

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