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Webinar Bridges Standards, Training

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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PITTSBURGH—Standards keep the bridge industry safe and consistent; training and certification provide the knowledge to uphold the standards.

The critical connections among these industry cornerstones will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar from JPCL and SSPC.

Bridge Coatings webinar
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This webinar will cover fundamentals of standards, training and certifications in the bridge industry.

Industry veteran Derrick Castle of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will lead "Standards, Training and Certification in the Bridge Industry" from 11 a.m. to noon ET May 27.

Participants may register here free.

What You'll Learn

This webinar will provide information on current fundamental training and certification programs related to industry standards and practical aspects of selecting, specifying and using coatings safely, effectively and economically to protect structures in harsh bridge environments.

Participants will be eligible to receive credit from SSPC.


Presenter Derrick Castle supervises the Division of Materials' Chemical Section, which provides technical assistance on bridge painting projects.

Castle, the presenter, is KYTC's Chemical and Corrosion Laboratory Specialist. He supervises the Division of Materials' Chemical Section, which provides a wide variety of technical assistance on bridge painting projects. He holds both NACE and SSPC certifications and is a member of the SSPC Board of Governors.

Webinar Today: Coatings Assessment

Today (May 20), longtime 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.

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.

Kirk Shields

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

Shields is a senior coating consultant for Corrosion Probe, providing instruction, coating and corrosion surveys, specifications development, project management, failure investigations and other services.

Webinar Series

Both webinars are part of the 2015 JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series, which provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics. Participants 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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