Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


SSPC Course Available Down Under

Monday, November 16, 2015

Comment | More

The Society for Protective Coating’s popular Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) course will now be available in Australia and New Zealand, the association announced Thursday (Nov. 12).

After a successful trial of the CCI class by the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA), the two companies have signed a licensing agreement enabling the ACA to deliver the SSPC training program.

The course, which was offered to 20 students in Melbourne in March, was presented by highly regarded SSPC instructors Bob Murphy, PCS and Glynn Loftin, PCS. 

"The students were engaged and very appreciative that this was the first class of its kind that dealt with concrete,” Murphy said in the SSPC statement.

Completing the Program

The CCI is an intensive six-day program designed to thoroughly train coating inspectors in the proper methods of inspecting surface preparation and installation of protective coatings on concrete structures and facilities.

iStock.com/Photosampler
© iStock.com / Photosampler

SSPC's Concrete Coating Inspector (CCI) course will now be available in Australia and New Zealand through the Australasian Corrosion Association.

Presented in three parts, the first two days of the program are designed to provide an overview of concrete components, coating and surfacing types, and surface preparation and substrate repair techniques.

Students who pass the Day 2 exam may advance to the next part of the course.

Days 3-5 of the program are devoted to classroom lecture about planning and providing third-party quality assurance through inspection from pre-surface preparation to post-coating application.

Lectures are supplemented by quizzes and group exercises.

Students who pass the Day 5 exam (and who have the requisite experience) can sit for the certification exam on Day 6.

Planning for 2016 Training

The SSPC Concrete Coating Inspector course will be added to the ACA 2016 course calendar.

According to its website, ACA’s CCI training dates and locations include:

  • Brisbane: March 14-19
  • Perth: May 2-7
  • Sydney: September 12-17

One student who participated in the Melbourne class, Murphy said, noted: “The awareness was as much a matter of putting all things in their place. [The] structured approach collected all I knew, took in a lot I did not know…and put it all together. Fantastic!"

For more information on the ACA program, email Skye Russell or call +61 3 98904833.

To contact SSPC regarding this course, email Jennifer Merck or call 412.281.2331, ext. 2221.

   

Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Australasian Corrosion Association; Certifications and standards; Coating failure; Coating inspection; Coatings; Coatings education; Concrete; Concrete defects; Concrete floor coatings; Concrete repair; Education; North America; Quality Control; SSPC; Worker training

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.


 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@paintsquare.com


The Technology Publishing Network

PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy Policy   |   Terms & Conditions   |   Support   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us