Extending Infrastructure Life Using FEVE Bridge Coatings

Extending Infrastructure Life Using FEVE Bridge Coatings

In this one hour course, we will discover the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for both new bridges and maintenance re-coating of existing bridges. We will review the decades-long history of real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE fluoropolymer coatings in Japan due to their extensive use on bridge infrastructure. We will also assess the life-cycle cost advantage of FEVE topcoat despite its higher initial cost compared to other topcoat formulations.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Define FEVE and discuss FEVE coating makeup, history and unique weatherability properties
  2. Discuss real-time and accelerated testing of FEVE coatings that demonstrate its proven performance in terms of corrosion resistance, color/gloss retention, and long life-cycle
  3. Discuss guidelines for proper specification, ease of application and low maintenance needs of FEVE bridge coatings
  4. Quantify cost and sustainability benefits of FEVE coatings for bridges in regard to long life-cycle
Available Regions: 
Continental US
Design Category: 
(09) Finishes
AIA Course Number: 
iag09c