Reinforced Concrete Corrosion eCourse

Reinforced Concrete Corrosion eCourse

Reinforced Concrete Corrosion eCourse

In the early morning hours of June 24, 2021, the Champlain Towers Condominium partially collapsed resulting in the loss of 98 lives. The almost 40-year-old structure was built using reinforced concrete and exhibited signs of corrosion. While the federal investigation continues, AMPP has created this eCourse, using this event as the backdrop and case study, to raise awareness of the significant threat reinforced concrete corrosion can cause. 

This four-hour course provides a high-level overview of how to protect, inspect, and repair reinforced concrete structures. It does not, however, explain the reason for the collapse or provide any information not publicly available. Learning activities, in-course knowledge checks and recommended reading are also included with the course.

Who should attend

While this course has no pre-requisite or currently part of a learning path, it’s in intended for anyone with interest in reinforced concrete corrosion including:

  • Project managers, supervisors/foreman, specifiers, and engineers
  • Contractors and field personnel
  • Maintenance and quality assurance/control (QA/QC) personnel
  • Coating manufacturers and technical sales representatives
  • Material and equipment supplier personnel
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Learning objectives

Using the Champlain Towers Condominium as the backdrop, at the completion of this course, users will be able to 

  • Identify concrete components and the factors that impact durability.
  • Reflect on where reinforced concrete is commonly used.
  • Link the different ways reinforced concrete corrodes to the deterioration of steel reinforcements.
  • Distinguish the importance of inspections and corrosion control measures.
  • Articulate the repair methods and treatments of reinforced concrete structures.

Course completion

Upon completion, users will be awarded a Certification of Completion and have access to downloadable job aids, Materials Performance Magazine articles, and white papers.

Reinforced Concrete Corrosion eCourse
4 Hours
4 Professional Development Hours (PDH)


No prior training or experience is required.

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