Protective Coatings for Concrete

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Dulux Protective Coatings


Wednesday, 28 April 2021
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM


City of Melbourne Bowls Club
Corner William Street & Dudley Streets , Melbourne West Melbourne VIC 3003


Good quality concrete is inherently durable, however, in aggressive exposure conditions, protective coating systems on the concrete surface can provide protection against reinforcement corrosion (reduction of carbonation and chloride ingress), as well as resistance to chemical attack. Coatings could also provide improved waterproofing and overall damage protection. Protective coatings can, thus, help achieve the desired service life of structures.
However, numerous considerations must be made for selection and application of the most appropriate coating system for a specific concrete surface in a given environment to achieve durability. Our speakers for this event will present their thoughts on various aspects of design, specifications and application of protective coatings systems for concrete.

Come early to network with the speakers and industry colleagues while enjoying light finger food and drinks.

Covid-19 Safety Measurements
Due to current covid safety concerns around gathering, this there is a strict limit of numbers for this event - 30 only. If you are unable to attend, please let us know so that someone else can attend instead.

All participants at this event must adhere to covid-safe practices. These include -

* Registration of full name and contact details for contact tracking purposes
* Use of hand sanitiser and/or hand washing on entering the venue
* Social distancing
* Elbow-bumps replacing handshakes.


CIA Members $76.00 Non CIA Members $99.00 CIA Student Members $38.00


Omar Hilli  - Stantec
Omar has over 38 years’ experience in Structural Engineering having worked in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. His experience covers structural design, construction monitoring, condition assessment and rehabilitation of structures with emphasis on wet infrastructure.
He has and continues to provide rehabilitation and durability advice for reinforced concrete and steel structures regarding construction defects, aging of assets and degradation of structures due to exposure to harsh environments and contaminants.

Omar has published two engineering design aids. The first was overseas in 1993 entitled Brief Steel Designers Manual which provides engineers with tips and tools for designing steel structures. The second was an internal Stantec Australia publication issued in 2015 entitled, Concrete Protective Measures and Coating Systems in Water and Waste Water Environments, which provides Stantec engineers with an insight into concrete protective coatings and durability enhancing techniques.
Omar also participated in an ACRA sponsored seminar in 2019 with a presentation entitled Repair & Durability Enhancement of Degraded & Poorly Constructed Water Retaining Structures.

Topic Title
A Brief Introduction To Protective Measures & Coatings For Reinforced Concrete Wet Infrastructure
About this Presentation
Concrete has been around for a considerable time. Its quality, properties and durability has greatly improved over the past few decades. It remains to be a robust, cost effective and an excellent building material for wet infrastructure. That said, its robustness and durability is very much affected by several factors such as design, construction details, quality of construction, concrete mix properties, atmospheric influences and exposure to harmful external contaminants and environments.
This presentation briefly examines what mainly influences the durability of concrete and the various methods and design considerations that may be adopted to enhance it.

Peter Dove - GHD
Peter is the team leader for the Victorian Materials Technology Group and Technical Director – Materials Technology for GHD, with over 35 years’ experience in all aspects of protective coatings and coating related issues. Peter is skilled in coating application audits and corrosion condition auditing of major assets with an extensive background in project management of protective coating projects. Peter is experienced in developing and implementing coating specifications for major organizations, and in coating failure analysis and rectification.

Peter was a Director of the Australasian Corrosion Association from 2012 to 2018. He was the President in 2011 to 2012, a Life Member of the ACA, was ACA’s representative on the Painting Contractor Certification Program (PCCP) technical advisory panel. He is a NACE Certified Coating Inspector—Level 3, an SSPC Certified Concrete Coating Inspector Level 2 and ACA Hot-Dip Galvanizing Inspector as well as an instructor for the above certifications. Peter is also a member of Standards Australia Committees MT-14 Corrosion of Metals and CH-03 Paints and Related Materials.
Topic Title
Painting Concrete Shouldn’t be Hard

About this Presentation
The very nature of concrete itself makes the successful application of protective coatings inconsistent.
This talk will be a discussion of some of the basic steps and understandings needed to get a decent paint job over concrete. We will walk through the specification, surface preparation, moisture testing and application of high-performance coatings while considering the quality control steps along the way.
Concrete is the most variable substrate to coat but gets consistently good results. The nature of the surface of a horizontal slab where the surface can be worked to remove voids is markedly different to vertical walls, which rely on the formwork and compaction methods to reduce voids, honey combing and blow holes. Specifying the surface is a good start and an understanding of moisture in concrete is critical.
Bring along all those questions and stories of concrete coating disasters and we will help point you in the right direction.

Daniel McKeown - Dulux
Daniel has been with Dulux for over 25 years in a variety of roles. He spent 10 years working in R&D across polymer chemistry, protective coatings, woodcare and analytical services before moving to a sales role for 3 years. In the last 12 years, he has been responsible for specification writing and business development. His current roles cover a wide array of projects, market segments and coatings technologies. Prior to Dulux, Daniel completed an Applied Science degree at Swinburne University.
Topic Title
An Overview of Coatings for Concrete

About this Presentation
Concrete is a widely used and durable material. Sometimes to the displeasure of durability engineers, it gets painted or coated. This presentation will provide an overview on some of the different coating technologies available to protect or decorate concrete and why they are chosen. Some of the key requirements around surface preparation will be highlighted with the view to ensuring a successful result is achieved.


6.00 - 6:30PM    Refreshments / Networking
6.30 - 6.45 PM   Welcome / About the Institute
6.45 - 8.30 PM   Presentations
8:30 PM             Event closes



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