|Dr Frederic Blin and Dr Mike Tan from Deakin University presents on this topic.|
|Venue||Engineers Australia, John Connell Auditorium, Ground Floor, 21 Bedford St, North Melbourne, Victoria|
|Date||Thursday 21st June, 6:00 - 7:30pm|
|Non Members Cost||FREE|
|Event Contact||Nikki Tisdale|
|Hosted By||Young Engineers Victoria|
About the presentation
In the construction and building industries it has become increasingly frequent for infrastructure asset owners and operators to specify design life requirements for both capital and remediation works. This trend supports the development of more sustainable design and construction practices that take a life-cycle approach, such as including operational and maintenance considerations in the design solution process, and not just focussing on minimisation of the initial capital cost. Whenever design lives are specified there is a clear need to adopt and implement uniform durability design practices throughout the project so that consistency of approach is achieved. This presentation will outline the importance and provide guiding principles for durability in engineering design as well as during the construction and operational phases of an asset as presented by Dr Frederic Blin, Associate Director - Advanced Materials, AECOM.
Dr Mike Tan, Associate Professor - Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University will explain why sometimes electrochemical techniques work perfectly and why sometimes it does not. He will also discuss issues to overcome in the future.
Dr Tan’s research interests include
i) electrochemical methods for corrosion testing, monitoring and prediction,
ii) corrosion inhibitor and coating testing and
iii) anti-corrosion materials.
He has worked on industry consultancy and commercialization projects and has contributed to the development of anti-corrosion thin-film coatings and environmentally friendly pigments.
Attendance is worth up to 1 CPD hour.