Corrosion protection of steelwork is an important component of any construction process. Any inadequacy in executing preventive procedures correctly during construction can compromise the structural integrity of the building due to early onset of corrosion.
In the Australian construction industry, insufficient controls and regulations can leave project stakeholders from specifiers and developers to contractors and building owners, unprotected from the early onset of corrosion. Robust corrosion protection systems are needed to ensure steelwork in new commercial builds can be used satisfactorily over a long period of time even in adverse conditions.
Buildings located in close proximity to a marine environment are often at risk of their architectural steelwork getting corroded, causing a whole host of problems. Remedial work to address corrosion issues is not only complex but also expensive.
Robust systems, controls and procedures relating to corrosion protection are needed to ensure steelwork can be used satisfactorily over a long period of time, regardless of the environment. These systems or procedures are needed as corrosion is not always properly addressed in mandatory codes and standards.
To ensure corrosion protection that lasts for a long time, it is important to understand the requirements of the project environment and have clear and appropriate coating specifications.
CorrAssure for the construction industry
Having identified a gap in the general construction market where certifiers, specifiers, building contractors, developers and owners are left unprotected when things go wrong due to early onset of corrosion, Remedy Asset Protection (RemedyAP) took all the durability lessons learned in heavy industry and packaged them into a set of systems and procedures for the general and civil construction industry to help protect everyone in the supply chain from the consequences of building corrosion.
CorrAssure for the construction industry encompasses broad-ranging corrosion protection services for all project stakeholders, providing:
Design and specification review: Covering items requiring more robust control measures;
Inspection: Identifying any improvements required to minimise corrosion problems during various building phases;
Certification: Reviewing the implemented recommendations following which RemedyAP will provide a Certificate of Assurance that the observed corrosion protection systems will offer a minimum of 5 years of corrosion resistance to local atmospheric conditions.