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On the 13th May CES delivered the third annual lecture at Loughborough University’s School of Architecture, Building & Civil Engineering. The session is in fact two lectures. The first gives the students an overview of the main techniques, benefits and limitations of the principal non-destructive and invasive testing methods; and uses case studies to engage the students in thinking how each might be applied. The lecture then covers what should be considered when planning an investigation and how guidance and standards might be applied. The aim is to give the students an appreciation of how to effectively commission and utilise forensic investigation, surveys and NDT investigations for construction faults. The second lecture introduces the students to the world of corrosion science and electro-chemistry. This area has traditionally been omitted from civil engineering & construction courses and the aim of this session is give the students an understanding of how corrosion works and how it can be avoided, through good design, maintenance or corrective measures such as repair and the many forms of cathodic protection that are available. Finally, the students are shown how one particular form of corrosion – Regent Street Disease – affects early 20th Century Buildings, and how this condition should be treated and managed.

CES are proud to support education and have a long association with Loughborough University – Chris Wozencroft being an alumni of the School of Architecture, Building & Civil Engineering.

CES has produced a guidance note on the recommended practice for the monitoring of Cathodic Protection systems applied to early 20th century steel framed buildings and reinforced concrete structures. The note describes the recommended practice in ISO 12696, in context and identifies where variations from standard practice may be necessary. The frequency and extent of testing, personnel and record keeping required along with the potential consequences of non-conformance are considered.

The new note can be found here. or for other corrosion related topics please take a look at the knowledge library

CES has produced an introductory guidance note on Regent Street Disease and its treatment using Cathodic Protection. This note is aimed at owners and their representatives who are responsible for the maintenance of early 20th century steel framed building facades. The note descibes the process known as Regent Street Disease and proivdes guidance on its treatment using cathodic protection

The new note can be found here. or for other corrosion related topics please take a look at the knowledge library

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.