JPCL August 2015

JPCL August 2015

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Basic Training: Maintaining an Old Icon with a New Technology

by Greg Peters, SABRE Autonomous Solutions, and Dr. Gavin Paul, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

The authors outline the development and implementation of Rosie and Sandy, two autonomous robots blasting the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and illustrate how new technological advances in robotics can provide efficient and safer ways to conduct a blasting project.

Railcar Coatings from a Railcar Lessor's Perspective

by Maria Betti, GATX Corporation

This article describes basic coating types, trends and processes for railcar interiors and exteriors and explains achieving efficiencies in throughput time, as a railcar in the maintenance shop is a railcar not generating income.

Adventures in Tank Lining

by Peter Bock, Advanced Polymerics, Inc.

The author recounts details of a vinyl ester tank relining project during a sweltering south Texas summer, which was relatively smooth due to collaboration, communication and thorough advance planning between the owner, specifier, inspectors and contractor.

Basics of Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete

by Fred Goodwin and Frank Apicella, BASF Construction Chemicals

Corrosion in reinforced concrete has been an issue since it was first introduced and will be an issue for the foreseeable future. The authors discuss sound practices to mitigate corrosion before significant deterioration occurs.


In Memoriam

Eric S. Kline, 1943–2015

Top of the News

Thickness Measuring, Waterjetting Webinars on the Slate for September

Problem Solving Forum

On Protecting Rebar in Concrete

What is the best way to prevent corrosion of reinforcing bar in concrete?

F-Files: Mechanisms of Failure

Concrete Floor Coatings Forensics Case History — Part 1, Field Investigation Phase

by James D. Machen, KTA-Tator, Inc. Richard A. Burgess, PCS, KTA-Tator, Inc., Series Editor

From the Offices of SSPC

News From SSPC Headquarters

SSPC Hires New Executive Director


Thank You (By Bill Shoup, Outgoing SSPC Executive Director)

From the Offices of SSPC

A Message From the Outgoing SSPC President

A Message From the Incoming SSPC President


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