ACA Technical Groups & Committees

Pictured: Dean Wall (Coatings TG) Willie Mandeno (Coatings TG) Roman Dankiw (Defence TG) Sarah Furman (Water & Waste Water TG)

The ACA’s Technical Committees are dedicated professional groups that seek to represent the needs of the individuals, institutions and companies that are engaged in the day-to-day fight against corrosion in the Australasian area and beyond.

Our Technical Committees are a vital component of our Association and are instrumental in organising educational and networking initiatives within their specific niches. They play a vital role in framing the discussions taking place in their fields and guiding the ACA’s involvement.

If you’re interested in joining one of these committees, please register your interest below and we’ll make sure that the committee leaders reach out to you.

Our Technical Groups

ApplicatorsMaritime Corrosion
Cathodic Protection / The Australian Electrolysis CommitteeMining
CoatingsOil and Gas
Concrete Buildings and Structures GroupResearch
Laser TechWater and Waste Water Group

Meet Our Technical Groups

Applicators Technical Group
Justin Rigby – Chairperson
Who Are We?

The Applicators Technical Group represent the needs of ACA Member specialist contractors in industries that serve the protection or restoration of corrosion affected structures throughout Australasia including New Zealand. These include companies and individuals in; concrete protection, applied concrete floor finishes, concrete repair, hazardous coating removal, surface preparation and coating application. 

Our Initiatives

User Choice Industry funding for Certificate III training for surface finishing trades – sign our petition here


The Rust Award

The Golden Trowel Award

Join us on LinkedIn and Facebook

Cathodic Protection Technical Group / The Australian Electrolysis Committee

Bruce Ackland – Chairperson

Who Are We?

Coatings Technical Group

Justin Rigby – Chairperson

Who Are We?

The ACA Coatings Group was founded in 1997 as the Protective Coatings Technical Group and it seeks to bring together like-minded individuals involved in surface preparation, coating application and asset preservation. Some of the many ways that they have served the coatings community include by coordinating annual technical seminars and sponsoring the ‘Victor Nightingall Award’ to honour a coatings specialist who has made an outstanding contribution to the protective coatings industry in Australia and New Zealand.

Concrete Structures and Buildings Technical Group

Dave Charters – Chairperson

Who Are We?

The Concrete Buildings and Structures Technical Group is made up of a group of dedicated Engineers, Asset Owners and Asset Operators who are industry leaders in corrosion engineering as it relates to reinforced concrete structures and buildings. We aim to share and disseminate the latest best practice in terms of corrosion environments, build awareness of durability as a key component in the design of all structures and buildings involving reinforced concrete and promote sustainable solutions for concrete structures whilst ensuring durability outcomes are achieved.

Defence Technical Group

Roman Dankiw – Chairperson

Who Are We?

Oil and Gas Technical Group

Fikry Barouky – Chairperson

Who Are We?

Water and Waste Water Technical Group