Designing for Durability in Steel Structures

Presented by:

  • Sarah Furman - AECOM
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The durability of most steel structures is expected to be achieved with planned maintenance over the life of the structure.  In many cases inadequate thought is given to physically how these structures will be maintained.  This should be an important step in the design process.  However to undertake this step a good understanding of the durability risks, degradation processes and maintenance procedures is required.  The basics of these concepts will be covered in this presentation.

Sarah is an Associate Director in the Strategic Asset Management and Advanced Materials Group at AECOM. She has a Master of Science in Corrosion Science and Engineering from UMIST in England. She is a materials and corrosion specialist with a broad knowledge of both metallic and non-metallic materials, and she specialises in durability planning for new infrastructure, performance assessments of materials, materials selection, failure analysis, and cathodic protection design.


This event will be held in Lecture Theatre C1 at The University of Melbourne, Engineering Block C, Level 4. View map.

This event will start at  6:15pm, with refreshments from 5:45pm

All of the IStructE Evening Technical Meetings are free to attend unless stated otherwise.