Free Webinar: Proper Concrete Prep


What does it take to make coatings stick to concrete? Proper application, sure, but one of the most important factors in successful coating work sits on the surface.

The complexities of getting a concrete substrate in tip-top condition will be discussed in "Surface Preparation of Concrete," a free webinar to be held from 11 a.m. to noon ET (4 to 5 p.m. CET) Nov. 5.

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

What You'll Learn

This webinar will review what makes for a successful coating application to a concrete substrate: an understanding of the properties, deterioration mechanisms, site inspection methods, and surface preparation techniques unique to concrete.

Industry guidelines from ASTM, ICRI, NACE, SSPC, ACI and other sources will also be referenced.

The webinar is sponsored by EcoQuip and Graco.

Participants may register here free.

About the Presenter

Fred Goodwin is a fellow scientist for product development at BASF Construction Chemicals. He has worked for BASF and its predecessors for 24 years and has over 30 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.

Fred Goodwin BASF

Presenter Fred Goodwin is a chemist with over 30 years of experience in the construction chemicals industry.

Goodwin was named one of JPCL's 25 Top Thinkers in 2012 and received the JPCL Editor's Award in 2006, 2010 and 2012, as well as the ACI 2011 Delmar Bloem Award.

He is an active member of ICRI, ACI, ASTM, NACE, SDC and SSPC; a fellow of ACI and ICRI; an Honorary Member of ASTM C1 and C9; and current chair of the ICRI Technical Activities Committee, ACI 515 Protective Systems, ASTM C09.41 Cement Based Grouts and SSPC 8.3 Commercial Floor Coatings.

He frequently speaks at ICRI, ACI and SSPC conferences and is a NACE Corrosion Technologist and inventor of four U.S. patents.

Earning CEU Credits

The JPCL/SSPC Webinar Education Series provides continuing education for SSPC recertifications and technology updates on important topics.

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

DTM coating

"Overcoming Performance Challenges with Waterborne DTM Coatings" is among the archived JPCL/SSPC webcasts available for free download.

Those presentations include:

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


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