Corrosion Engineering Solutions are committed to investing in the next generation of Civil and Corrosion Engineers - maintaining links with Corrosion Prevention Association & Institute of Corrosion training and education programmes, as well as University schemes.

On 30th April 2018 Chris Wozencroft delivered the annual guest lecture at Loughborough University’s School of Architecture, Building & Civil Engineering department. Once a year CES deliver a lecture to undergraduates on the Civil Engineering, Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying, and Architectural Engineer & Design Management courses. The lecture is delivered as part of the Maintenance Repair & Refurbishment module, which is common to all courses. Chris Wozencroft is a alumni of the department and maintains a connection with Julian McKenzie [Programme Director], as part of the university’s commitment to maintaining unrivalled links with industry.

The Lecture is split into two parts, the first of which covers Building pathology/forensic investigation, and the second is an introduction to corrosion science, cathodic protection and Regent Street Disease. The students are exposed to real-world examples of construction problems, faults and mistakes and the best methods to investigate and manage these issues. The students are then thrown into the world of corrosion science, thermodynamics and concrete technology; after which the engineering techniques available to counteract these issues are explained. Finally, the session explores the issues of heritage façades, listed buildings, early 20th century architecture and how to resolve Regent Street Disease problems effectively and efficiently.

1st November 2017 = Position now CLOSED - Corrosion Engineering Solutions are recruiting an Engineering Administration Assistant. An outline of the role and information regarding applications is detailed in our careers section.

A new knowledge library article discussing the principals of aqueous corrosion and some of it's many forms can found by going to the knowledge library and clicking the appropriate link. Alternatively you can view it directly by clicking here.

The first phase of works to design and install a Hybrid Anode™ Cathodic Protection system to a number of retained reinforced concrete structures at Birmingham New Street station is now complete. Corrosion Engineering Solutions were commissioned to design, supervise and commission the system on behalf of the specialist concrete repair contractor. Further details on the project can be found on our case study.

Corrosion Engineering Solutions Ltd has gained membership of the Corrosion Prevention Association [CPA] . The CPA represents consultants, contractors and manufacturers providing services within the field of corrosion control of reinforced concrete and masonry clad steel framed structures.

17th January 2013 - Richard Edwards has been elected as an ordinary member of council for the Institute of Corrosion . Richard will also act as the ICorr representative to the European Federation of Corrosion [EFC] working party 11 for the Corrosion of Reinforcement in Concrete.

6th August 2012 – The Institute of Corrosion [ICorr] awards Richard Edwards [Director] Level III, Senior Cathodic Protection Engineer in compliance with BS EN 15257:2006. The standard provides guidance as to the requirements for cathodic protection personnel siting three qualification levels:

  • Level 1 Cathodic Protection Technician
  • Level 2 Senior Cathodic Protection Technician
  • Level 3 Senior Cathodic Design Engineer

Operating within four industry sectors;

  • Underground and immersed metallic structures
  • Marine metallic structures
  • Reinforced concrete structures
  • Inner surfaces of metallic container structures

5th May 2012 - CES have been commissioned to design sacrificial cathodic protection for the life extension of sheet piled marina walls at Ocean Village Marina [OVM] in Southampton. The system is to address the propagation of bacterial accelerated low water corrosion [ALWC] which had previously resulted in the replacement of tubular berthing piles on the site and represents on-going investment and development within the marina which is soon to include the construction of a new waterside hotel.

29th February 2012 - An updated version of the European Standard for the Cathodic Protection of Steel in Concrete referenced BS EN ISO 12696:2012 was officially published today having been expanded to cover the application of impressed current and galvanic cathodic protection to atmospherically exposed, buried and immersed reinforced concrete. The standard has now been published as an International Standard [ISO] having previously been a requirement in Europe and Great Britain.