Training and education is a vital part of the development of anyone working in a profession. Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is also often a requirement for membership of an industry association or government registration.
As part of its education program, the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA) each year presents a range of technical seminars and training courses teaching effective and efficient management of corrosion. ACA courses offer the most up-to-date corrosion control information available today and can help meet CPD requirements.
Knowledge and understanding of the latest corrosion technologies and processes is a key factor in managing the massive cost that corrosion imposes on industry. The annual cost has been estimated to be more than three per cent—or multiple billions of dollars—of global GDP each year.
In July, the ACA will be presenting the Brian Cherry International Concrete Symposium at the Marriott Hotel in Melbourne. The two-day event on 26-27 July will highlight and pay tribute to the work of a tireless and well respected researcher and educator in the field of concrete corrosion.
Professor Cherry of Monash University has made significant contributions over the years to corrosion management in concrete. He has not just been at the forefront of academic developments, educating many of the leading corrosion science and engineering practitioners but has been a regular contributor to the wider profession through presentations around the world.
The concrete symposium will feature 11 prominent international and Australian speakers from countries including New Zealand, the USA, Spain and the UK. The speakers are some of the best in the world on reinforced concrete corrosion, protection, repair and durability and will publish high quality technical papers to form a hard-copy take away book for delegates. At the end of each day there will be a panel discussion and open forum where delegates will be able to take part in spirited debates on the topics of the day and other corrosion related subjects.
The technical events event will bring industry experts together to share their knowledge and explore the protective coatings industry by looking at case studies, new technologies, environmental considerations, industry qualifications, standards and training.