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Painting: New Construction And Maintenance

Course Outline

This course provides painting guidance to engineering, operations, maintenance, and construction personnel and other individuals responsible for the protection of structures based on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineer Manual on Painting - New Construction And Maintenance. It gives broad-base instructions on corrosion and corrosion protection using protective coating and state-of-the-art procedures that can be employed on Corps and other civil projects, which can aid in attaining better and, from a long-range viewpoint, more economical paint jobs. Although this manual is not intended to be a general textbook on coatings and coatings application, the complexity of the modern coatings field justifies something more than a bare, utilitarian approach to the presentation of useful information. Therefore, moderately detailed discussions of coating materials and characteristics of applied coating systems are included, even though their immediate usefulness may not be apparent to those who are interested only in "practical" information. Materials such as galvanizing, metallizing, and protective tapes are also discussed even though they are not commonly considered paints or coatings. The inclusion of these subjects illustrates that the protection of metal surfaces cannot logically be divided into precise, independent subjects. Because this manual will be used extensively as a reference it includes a complete topic index to facilitate locating specific information. In addition, Appendices will help locate references to particular standard specifications.

This course includes a multiple choice quiz at the end.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

You will be directed to the US Army Corps of Engineers' website to study Engineering and Design - Painting: New Construction And Maintenance (April 1995 edition, 159 pages, PDF file format). This engineering manual discusses in details about the corrosion, painting and related regulations.


Course Summary

This course provides painting guidance and gives broad-base instructions on corrosion and corrosion protection using protective coating and state-of-the-art procedures. It covers wide range of topics on corrosion theory, and corrosion protection, paint materials, procurement, and testing, coating types, coating characteristics and coating system selection, maintenance painting, surface preparation, coating application and coating inspection, and safety, environment and worker portection regulations.


Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.