Facilitator: Claude Goguen, P.E., LEED AP, NPCA
Thursday, March 12
Noon – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
For over 10 years, NPCA has been engaged in studying the phenomenon of Microbially Induced Corrosion or MIC. The NPCA MIC Task Force has been involved in three major MIC related projects and studies and has authored a guide document on MIC for NPCA members. During this webinar, we will discuss the results of the latest studies and what we now know that could help producer members mitigate the effects of MIC. We will examine the conditions necessary for MIC to occur and its progression. We will look at different ways to avoid or disrupt the process of MIC through structure design. We will also discuss what can be done in manufacturing to enhance product durability and resistance to MIC. MIC occurs in only select areas under specific conditions. If you have heard of MIC happening in your area, or your structures have been affected, this webinar will provide valuable guidance and tips on ways to mitigate this phenomenon through various means.
At the conclusion of this webinar, you will be able to:
- Describe the three phases of MIC development
- Explain what measures can be taken to protect precast concrete structures from MIC
- Identify materials that can be used integrally or topically to enhance concrete resistance to MIC