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State Materials Office / Structural Material Systems / Corrosion and Materials Durability

Corrosion and Materials Durability

FDOT: State Materials Office

Overview

 

The Corrosion and Materials Durability Laboratories are fully equipped for conducting a wide variety of performance characterization tests on concrete, metals, plastics and manufactured products. Additionally, the sections are equipped to perform on-site testing and evaluation of concrete structures for the purpose of assessing the corrosion condition of structures and developing plans and specifications for repairs and corrosion protection.

 

Some of the activities of the Corrosion and Materials Durability Laboratories include:

 

  • Establish the performance and usage parameters for manufactured products such as metals; protective coatings (both metal and non-metal); cements and pozzolans for concrete; and concrete admixtures (including corrosion inhibitors).
  • Perform routine testing on manufactured products in support of the maintenance of the Qualified Products List.
  • Conduct on-site corrosion assessment of steel reinforced concrete structures and provide technical recommendations for remedial action.
  • Develop corrosion protection systems for marine bridge structures and standardize the technology for the Department's consumption.
  • Provide the Districts and consultants with technical direction in the design and installation of corrosion protection.
  • Provide forensic investigation of materials used in construction.


Contact Information

 

Staff Directory

Resources

 

Bridge Environment Data (PDF-259KB)

 

Bridge Maintenance/Inspection Information (Links to FDOT Maintenance Office)

 

High Density Polyethylene Pipe Information

 

Laboratory and Field Testing Services

 

Prescriptive Concrete Mix Design for 75 year Service Life of Superstructure Members in Marine Environment Splash Zone (PDF-169KB)

 

Sample Delivery Process

Water Quality Data

 

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (Statewide)
http://storet.dep.state.fl.us/DearSpa/
 

Northwest Florida Water Management District (Contact)
http://www.nwfwmd.state.fl.us/pubsdata/
hydrologicdata.html
 

Saint Johns River Water Management District (North East)
http://webapub.sjrwmd.com/agws10/edqt/
 

South Florida Water Management District (South East)
http://www.sfwmd.gov/portal/page/portal/xweb%20environmental%20monitoring/dbhydro%20application
 

Southwest Florida Water Management District
http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/data/water-quality/
 

Suwannee River Water Management District (North Central)
http://www.mysuwanneeriver.org/rivers.htm
 

US Geological Survey (Statewide)
http://fl.water.usgs.gov/infodata/