An Introduction to Coatings and Paints
J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A., Fellow ASCE, Fellow AEI
1. Selection of Coatings
1.1 Selection Criteria
1.2 Specifications for Lead- and Chromate-Free Coatings with VOC Limits
1.3 Recommendations for Different Substrates
2. Surface Preparation
2.2 Repair of Surfaces
2.3 Recommendations by Substrate
2.4 Standards for Condition of Substrates
2.5 Standards for Cleanliness of Substrates
2.6 Recommendations for Paint Removal
2.7 Methods of Surface Preparation
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will
This course is intended for all of the engineers, architects and construction professionals who are members of the infrastructure design and construction team.
Benefit for Attendee
Quality painting and coating of buildings and other infrastructure construction is essential to an effective long-term service life. This course will give engineers, architects and construction professionals the technical foundation they need to properly specify painting and coating materials, substrate preparation, material application, and inspection to provide these quality protective systems.
This course will tell you about coating and painting systems for use in buildings and on other infrastructure construction. It will tell you which systems work best with different substrate materials, and how to prepare the substrate and apply the coating and painting systems.
About Course Author
Paul Guyer is a registered mechanical engineer, civil engineer, fire protection engineer and architect with over 35 years experience in the design of buildings and related infrastructure. For an additional 9 years he was a senior-level advisor to the California Legislature on infrastructure and capital outlay issues. He has designed and supervised the design of hundreds of construction projects requiring the preparation of detailed working drawings and specifications for federal, state and local public agencies and private companies. He is a graduate of Stanford University and has held numerous national, state and local positions with the American Society of Civil Engineers and National Society of Professional Engineers.
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This course will tell you about painting and coating materials selection criteria, recommendations for different substrates, how to repair substrate surfaces, standards of substrate condition and cleanliness, and methods of surface preparation.