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Webinar Gives Bridge Coatings Close-up

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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PITTSBURGH—The fundamental inspection skills necessary to visually assess the coating condition of an in-service bridge will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar from JPCL and SSPC.

Longtime coatings consultant Kirk Shields will discuss a range of factors that can affect a coating's condition in "Bridge Coating Condition Assessment," to be held from 11 a.m. to noon ET May 20.

The webinar will also present a reporting and rating system that coincides with the AASHTOWare BrM system, enabling the owner to make an educated decision on how to repair damaged and deteriorated coatings.

Bridge Coatings webinar
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This webinar will cover the fundamental inspection skills needed to conduct a visual coating condition assessment of an in-service bridge.

The webinar is part of the 2015 JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenter

Presenter Kirk Shields is the senior coating consultant at Corrosion Probe where he provides instruction, coating and corrosion surveys, specifications development, project management, failure investigations and other services.

Shields has been a consultant for ove 24 years. Before that, he worked for an industrial painting contractor as project manager.

Kirk Shields

Presenter Kirk Shields has been a coatings consultant for over 24 years.

He is active in both SSPC and NACE and is an instructor for several SSPC courses, including the Bridge Coating Inspector program and Bridge Maintenance: Conducting Coating Assessments.

Shields has a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering construction technology from Temple University in Philadelphia.

CEU Credits

The JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics. Participants in this webinar will be eligible to earn continuing education credit.

SSPC is an accredited training provider for the Florida Board of Professional Engineers (FBPE), and Professional Engineers in Florida may submit SSPC Webinar Continuing Education Units to the board.

To do so, applicants must download the FBPE CEU form and pass the Webinar Exam, which costs $25.

Free Webcasts Available

Numerous free webcasts in the JPCL/SSPC Education Series, covering a wide range of topics, are now available at

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Those presentations include:

A complete listing of PaintSquare's archived and future webinars is available here.


Tagged categories: Bridges; Certifications and standards; Coating inspection; Coatings education; Condition assessment; JPCL; SSPC; Visual standards; Webinars

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