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Surface Preparation of ConcreteSponsored by EcoQuip and Graco Register Now

Wednesday, November 5, 2014; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Eastern
Cost: FREE

Concrete is one of the most common and frequently the least understood building material. Application of a coating is one method to improve the properties of the surface, the durability, or the aesthetics of concrete. Concrete surface preparation is one of the most important factors in successful coating application. Concrete is not uniform in composition, properties, or its ability to accept coatings. The successful application of a coating, topping, or overlay to a concrete substrate requires an understanding of the properties, deterioration mechanisms, site inspection methods, and surface preparation techniques unique to concrete. This webinar will briefly review these topics as well as provide references from industry guidelines from ASTM, ICRI, NACE, SSPC, ACI, and other sources.
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Fred Goodwin, Fellow Scientist, Product Development BASF Construction Chemicals
BASF Construction Chemicals, LLC

Fred Goodwin is a chemist with over thirty years of experience in the construction chemicals industry, including cement manufacture, research, development, and technical support of grouts, adhesives, coatings, shotcrete, stucco, flooring, and concrete repair materials. He has been with BASF and its predecessors for 24 years.

Fred Goodwin is an active member of ICRI, ACI, ASTM, NACE, SDC, and SSPC. He is a fellow of ACI and ICRI, an Honorary Member of ASTM C1 and C9, and current chair of the ICRI Technical Activities Committee (TAC), ACI 515 Protective Systems, ASTM C09.41 Cement Based Grouts, SSPC 8.3 Commercial Floor Coatings, and a member of ACI TAC. He is a guest lecturer for the Grouting Fundamentals short course at the CO School of Mines and was awarded the 2006, 2010, and 2012 Editors Award from JCPL as well as the ACI 2011 Delmar Bloem Award. He is a NACE Corrosion Technologist, the inventor for four US patents, was recently named as one of the top 25 Innovative Thinkers by Technology Publishing, and is a frequent speaker at ICRI, ACI, and SSPC national convention sessions.



Founded in 2005, EcoQuip produces eco-friendly abrasive blasting systems for coating removal and surface preparation. EcoQuip’s vapor-abrasive blast equipment eliminates up to 97 percent of airborne particles produced in typical dry-blasting applications by adding a fine mist during the spraying process. EcoQuip equipment performs at the same production rate as traditional dry-blast equipment while dramatically decreasing blast media consumption. The products can be used in challenging conditions such as high humidity, rain and under water. Visit for details.


Founded in 1926, Minneapolis-based Graco is a world leader in fluid handling systems and components. Graco products move, measure, control, dispense and apply a wide range of fluids and viscous materials used in vehicle lubrication, commercial and industrial settings. Graco protective coatings equipment provides advanced technologies that dependably and accurately spray the toughest materials. With its Graco's global distribution network, contractors can count on quick turnaround times for expert service and replacement parts. For details, visit

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