Deterioration, Repair, Protection — Concrete Bridge Decks and Structures

Oct. 17, 2023
Discover how to restore and protect deteriorating U.S. bridge infrastructure in this Roads & Bridges-hosted webinar. Watch now for expert insights and solutions to tackle this critical issue head-on.

This webinar was originally held on October 17, 2023 and is now available for on demand viewing.

Duration: 1 Hour
Sponsor: MAPEI Corporation

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With the knowledge that there is an advanced state of deterioration on most of the U.S. bridge infrastructure, we will look at some of the underlying causes for the condition of the concrete construction and investigate various systems available for the restoration and long-term protection of the structure.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) conducts an annual survey of the nation’s bridges to assess their overall condition. The most recent assessment concludes that 49% are considered to be in a “fair” condition and in need of restoration, and a further 7% are deemed to be in “poor” condition and require full replacement. This survey supports the allocation of funds from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act which set aside nearly $30 billion over 5 years (2022 – 2026). 

In this presentation we will:

  • Identify environmental and service related causes of concrete deterioration and the resultant effect on the structure.
  • Understand the need for detailed preparation of the deficient surface areas.
  • Identify performance characteristics of repair materials that make them suited to a particular application.
  • Identify specific performance measures of concrete coating systems and understand how these can counteract the environmental effects of concrete deterioration.

  Rankin Jays
  Business Development Leaders — Coatings
  MAPEI Corporation

Rankin is the Business Development Leader – Coatings for MAPEI’s Concrete Restoration Systems line. He has spent virtually his entire career in the paints and coatings industry with a great deal of international experience across all facets of the business. During his career in the United States, he has been responsible for channel sales, marketing and product management for a number of regional and national brands. Rankin has been a Business Development Leader with MAPEI Corporation since 2015. He holds a BS in psychology and an MBA from universities in New Zealand.

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