The Chair Writes…

Firstly, on behalf of the board of the Structural Concrete Alliance, I hope everybody is keeping well. It’s been just under 12 months since I last wrote in the chair [...]

The UK’s first Institute of Corrosion training and examination centre opens

The Gary McKenzie Training and Examination Centre, an Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) approved training and test centre for cathodic protection in reinforced concrete, on-land (buried), and marine metallic structures was [...]

Cathodic Protection of Precast, Prestressed Multistory Car park Slabs, using a Surface Applied Galvanic Zinc Layer Anode.

A surface applied galvanic Zinc Layer Anode (ZLA) system was installed onto a multistory carpark structure to provide cathodic protection to the soffits of the prestressed hollow concrete slabs, which [...]

Iconic Bristol Water Tower Restored

CRL have recently completed a £1.0mil refurbishment of the Durdham Down Water Tower for Bristol Water. The water tower, which was constructed in 1954 is comprised of a twelve-sided reinforced [...]

VolkerLaser – Safety First

VolkerLaser has added two innovative access systems to its portfolio, to aid in the repair and maintenance of structures, putting the safety of its workforce first, as well as streamlining [...]

Inhibiting Chloride-Induced Corrosion of Steel Reinforcement

The ability of concrete building and infrastructure products to withstand the test of time is undoubtedly one of the biggest on-going challenges faced by the civil engineering sector. Corrosion inhibitors [...]

Omniflex Release the Latest Version of iGAL

Cathodic Protection monitoring specialist Omniflex have released the latest Version of iGAL, the first product in the UK to offer remote monitoring of galvanic cathodic protection installations, via the web. Until the [...]

SIKA CPD Provides Expert Guide To Improved Concrete Repair And Protection

Sika’s Concrete, Waterproofing and Engineered Refurbishment division has launched a CPD module designed to provide specialist guidance on concrete repair and protection.  Aimed primarily at engineers and surveyors, the free presentation offers [...]

Partial Collapse of Harbour Wall at Charlestown Near St Austell

On the 12th February 2021 strong winds caused the partial collapse on the harbour wall at Charlestown near St Austell in Cornwall, UK. The harbour itself is a historic heritage [...]

Flexcrete Materials Used in Sewage Treatment Works Revamp

A major concrete repair and waterproofing project has been carried out by South West Concrete Repairs (SWCR) using a range of Flexcrete materials at Poole Sewage Treatment Works. Carried out [...]

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