Corrosion Prevention & Control

Although, the word “corrosion” is most often associated with “rust” and the oxidation of other metals, the Congressional definition of corrosion is, “the deterioration of a material or its properties due to a reaction of that material with its chemical environment” and can be found in 10 U.S.C. § 2228. It is inclusive of the deterioration of all materials, which can be caused through sun exposure, mold and mildew, wind, and other environmental elements.

The CPC Source WBDG Pages provide a broad and in-depth discussion on facilities corrosion. This content is intended as a just-in-time resource for facilities professionals to assist with the inclusion of CPC at important life cycle decision stages. The CPC Source topics include life cycle focused knowledge and training that is complemented by the vast Whole Building Design Guide resource to ensure facility durability and longevity.

The Whole Building Design Guide (WBDG) hosts a large number of corrosion related criteria and Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) related resources. By researching and leveraging the content on the CPC Source planners, engineers, architects, designers, sustainment, and maintenance professionals, construction contractors and anyone who wants to know more about corrosion have access to a wealth of knowledge to make informed durability and longevity decisions.