SIKA CPD Provides Expert Guide to Improved Concrete Repair and Protection

Sika’s Concrete, Waterproofing and Engineered Refurbishment division has launched a CPD module designed to provide specialist guidance on concrete repair and protection.

Aimed primarily at engineers and surveyors, the free presentation offers an in-depth review on how to identify and diagnose the root causes of concrete defects, deterioration and reinforcement corrosion. It also highlights appropriate repair and protection solutions based on the British and European standard: BS EN 1504.

Nic Collins from Sika’s Engineered Refurbishment division commented: “The concrete repair and protection CPD provides an immersive and enlightening overview of the root causes of concrete damage and deterioration. Early diagnosis of issues such as corrosion is crucial to structural safety. It can also help reduce the time and cost involved in the repair of concrete infrastructure such as tunnels, bridges and car parks; the availability of which is so important to our daily lives.”

Issues covered within the CPD include a look at appropriate concrete inspection and testing procedures required to establish an accurate diagnosis, and consideration factors for repair and protection options. It also features a guide to BS EN 1504-compliant repair and protection solutions involving mortars and other materials. In addition, there is a focus on structural strengthening, protective coatings and corrosion management systems, whilst a selection of case studies demonstrates how Sika repair and protection solutions have been successfully employed in a range of concrete refurbishment projects throughout the UK.

Nic added: “At Sika, we are conscious of our responsibility to customers and the construction industry as a whole to share our knowledge to improve concrete repair and protection practices. Hence, we’ve drawn upon our technical team’s renowned expertise to compile this CPD. We hope this will become a blueprint for professionals and help raise standards in what is an essential area of the refurbishment sector.”


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