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COATINGSPRO MAY 2015 79 Show News Over and Under International Bridge Conference Te International Bridge Conference (IBC) is the pre-eminent arena for the bridge industry in North America, Europe, and Asia. Presented by the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania, the IBC annually attracts over 1,500 bridge owners and engineers, senior policy makers, government ofcials, bridge design- ers, construction executives, and suppliers from throughout the United States and abroad. Now in its 32nd year as an annual conference, the 2014 participants came from 48 states and 17 countries. Te IBC is planned by an all-volunteer group and provides continuing education and networking opportunities to members of all facets of the bridge industry. Te conference will take place June 7–11, 2015, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. Sessions include a variety of bridge-re- lated topics. On Tuesday, June 9, the Rehabilitation/Preservation I session will take place, which will include "Easton-Phillipsburg Toll Bridge Rehabilitation Challenges." Tis important facility links Easton, Pa., with Phillipsburg, N.J., and rehabili- tation work will extend the useful life by about 15 years and includes major structural work and recoating of seven structures including a 540-foot-long (165 m) Pennsylvania Tru Truss. Design and construction challenges were met through collaboration between stakeholders. Work included maintenance of heav y trafc, historic structure aspects, structural steel/ gusset plate rehabilitation, historic iron railings restoration, and high-perfor- mance deck overlay. Another topic from that session includes "Lessons From NYSDOT 's [New York State Department of Transportation] Corrective Repairs on 130 Bridges." Te presentation will share recent experiences of NYSDOT on three corrective maintenance repair projects in the New York City region on a total of 130 bridges. Te objective was to seek cost-efective improvements and thus defer the need for expensive major rehabilitations. Specifcs of selec- tion criteria, performance measures, data collection, targeted defcient elements, repair solutions, cost consid- eration, utilization of innovative technologies, construction challenges, and the necessary interagency coordi- nation will be discussed. For more information, contact: www.eswp.com/bridge Concrete Service Life Extension Conference Unless conditions are properly addressed, it is estimated that 50 percent of concrete repairs will fail within 10 years or less. Tis has caused concrete repairs to become an $8 billion industry. To address this, NACE International is hosting the Concrete Service Life Extension Conference to discuss proactive ways to prevent deterioration in concrete structures. Tis year's show will be focused on bringing together topics that focus on the most up-to-date technologies and research for the repair and extension of concrete durability. Te conference, which is in its second year, will take place June 29– July 1, 2015, in Philadelphia, Pa. Tere will be two tracks for each session: a technical and a practical track. Sessions include "Concrete Condition and Mechanisms of Deterioration," "Diagnostics of Concrete Failures," "Service Life and Durability," and "Concrete Repair and Corrosion Mitigation." Te event sponsors include A xieom, Cortec Corporation, e2 Chem Consultants, Euclid Chemical, and Reliable Underground Service Technicians Inc. Te keynote speaker is going to be John P. Broomfeld of Broomfeld Consultants. Dr. John Broomfeld is an independent consulting materials engineer, specializing in corrosion of reinforced concrete and steel framed structures. He has been intimately involved in the development of a range of techniques for the investigation and remediation of corrosion damaged reinforced concrete structures for more than 30 years. He pioneered appli- cation of these methods in projects from the earliest impressed current cathodic protection trials to bridges in the United Kingdom (UK) and early galvanic anode trials to bridge decks in Illinois and Ontario, to ongoing impressed current cathodic protection systems being installed on the steel frame of the historic listed Battersea Power Station in London, England. For more information, contact: http://concrete.nace.org CP

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