Web-Based Portal Releases Updated Corrosion Standards

The Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) (Washington, DC, USA) published a series of informational resources designed to assist building planners, designers, builders, and other stakeholders in preventing and mitigating corrosion. These updates are “designed to provide just-in-time concise information on high-risk facilities areas,” says J. Clay Dean, a WBDG resource coauthor.

Known as the WBDG Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) Source material, this series of corrosion standards includes the following: the Doors Knowledge Page; the updated Cathodic Protection Knowledge Page; the updated Waterfront and Coastal Structures Knowledge Page; an updated CPC Source Introduction to DoD-sponsored training; and a summary of DoD and industry corrosion training opportunities for military facility experts.

In Fall 2018, the WBDG will release additional updates to the CPC Source material focusing on utilities and buried structures, as well as an updated review of all extant policies for DoD facilities. This will be followed by the release of eight new training modules throughout the rest of 2018 and into 2019 as well.

Managed by the National Institute of Building Sciences, the WBDG serves as an online information resource for a variety of building-related criteria, technologies, and design guidance. The organization is a collaborative effort among several federal agencies, private sector companies, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions.

To view the CPC Source material in its entirety, visit the WBDG site.

Source: WBDG, www.wbdg.org.