Assessment of Structural Steel Coating Applications

Research is needed to gather, catalog and assess historical data available at the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District level with the goal of creating a database capable of identifying and correlating the factors that result in premature coating failures. Furthermore, the research will provide recommendations on data that should be required input for an effective, electronic database on all new construction and maintenance projects with coating related activities. The expected benefit of decisions based on the results (such as specification changes) is longer service of coatings, thus significant reduction in annual maintenance costs related to coating failures. Coatings on steel bridges will last longer (in line with expected service life) and less money will be spent on repainting work.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $99860
    • Contract Numbers:


    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      605 Suwannee Street
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Managing Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      Tallahassee, FL  United States  32399-0450
    • Project Managers:

      Knight, Chase

    • Performing Organizations:

      Florida International University

      Division of Research
      11200 SW 8th St, MARC 430
      Miami, FL  United States  33199
    • Principal Investigators:

      Zhang, Lu

    • Start Date: 20200407
    • Expected Completion Date: 20210930
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01736165
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BE935
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Apr 14 2020 10:30AM