Steel Bridge Coating and Recoating Warranty Requirements

The objective of the project is to develop draft contract language for steel bridge coating and recoating warranty contracts that will improve the quality and durability of steel bridge coatings. Determine contract performance measures that will fairly and accurately evaluate the longevity of coating systems. Recommend a warranty period that will protect the owner’s investment and optimize the cost of bonding. The goal is to reduce the number of times bridges need to be recoated during their service lives due to the coating systems not achieving their anticipated service life. The use of warranties will impose financial responsibilities on contractors, thus encouraging higher quality work. The result will be significant savings, as each recoating involves costly items including mobilization, traffic control, containment, disposal, surface preparation, coating application, and user costs.

    Language

    • English

    Project

    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $199744
    • Contract Numbers:

      BED02

    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Florida Department of Transportation

      Research Center
      605 Suwannee Street MS-30
      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:

      Padilla, Felix

    • Performing Organizations:

      KTA -Tator, Inc

      145 Enterprise Dr.
      Pennsylvania, PA  United States  15275
    • Principal Investigators:

      Ault, Peter

    • Start Date: 20220125
    • Expected Completion Date: 20240131
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01840881
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Florida Department of Transportation
    • Contract Numbers: BED02
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Mar 29 2022 9:18AM