• Wednesday, April 21, 2021
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The NSW Branch of The ACA is incredibly excited to announce our first in-person event of the year, an evening of technical content and networking focused on all things Protective Coating. We’ve got three fantastic speakers lined up with a wealth of experience between them, and we’re really looking forward to getting to hear from each of them and reconnecting with each of you. We’ll be hearing from Yann Brochet (Freyssinet) who’ll be “Shedding Light on Coating Specifications”, Adam Hockey (Dulux) with a “Discussion About Warranty, Life to First Maintenance and Design Life” and Justin Rigby (Remedy Asset Protection) on the “Lifecycle and Durability of Protective Coatings”. You can read more about each of our presenters and their presentations below.

This event will be of great interest to anyone in the NSW Coatings Community, make sure to get in early to be a part of a lucky door prize courtesy of our Featured Partner – Remedy Asset Protection, the winner will take home a $200 Eftpos Voucher. We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!

Event Details

5:30 – 6:00 pm: Arrival, Drinks and Finger Food

6:00 – 7:30 pm: Guest Presentations

Attendee List

Illuminating The Full Lifecycle of Protective Coatings Attendee List 20.04.21



Adam Hockey – Business Development Executive NSW/ACT (DULUX)

Adam has worked for Dulux for 28 Years. In this time, he’s had roles with stores network, retail division and protective coatings. Adam is NACE 2 certified, has been working with protective coatings for 9 years and is currently as Business Development Executive NSW/ACT. In this role his he is responsible for specification writing, writing and presenting technical and industry-related presentations, managing relationships with key customers, specifiers, builders, engineers, asset owners, architects and industry bodies and collaboration with different business units within Dulux. Adam is passionate about education and providing technical support about corrosion protection to our industry.


Presentation: A Discussion About Warranty, Life to First Maintenance and Design Life

Expected investment in infrastructure will grow significantly over the next 10 years, slightly ahead of the global average. The demand for quality and the ability to manage maintenance on structures is a serious concern for asset owners.

Designers and engineers are looking for assurances to provide the best outcome and builders and manufacturers are being asked to provide warranty and documentation to meet requirements. In this process, we seem to be witnessing some confusion on what can be achieved and what is required to achieve the best outcome for the protection of structural mild and galvanised steel.

In this presentation, Adam will discuss what life to first maintenance, design life and warranty actually mean from a manufacturers perspective. He will also discuss ways to achieve required outcomes using protective coatings on steel.


Justin Rigby  – Principal (Remedy Asset Protection)

Justin is the Principal at Remedy Asset Protection (you can read more about them below) and has extensive experience in the Protective Coatings industry developed over 25 years. He is a NACE CIP lecturer, Icorr Level 3 inspector, Level 2 Bridge Inspector and serves as Chairperson of two of the ACA’s Technical Groups. Justin has authored a number of papers for publication in prestigious journals and has presented at international conferences and in Australia with regard to concrete protection and coatings technologies. He has a passion for project delivery and his focus is on introducing efficiencies and building team-based strategies with enhanced performance and cost benefits for Clients and their suppliers.


Presentation: Lifecycle and Durability of Protective Coatings

Lifecycle studies are undertaken to consider the whole cost of a structure including initial construction, maintenance and sometimes deconstruction or repurpose. Durability is the useful life of a material in performing its intended function. In protective coatings, we consider lifecycle costs in terms of initial application, maintenance and refurbishment until the end of required service life, and Durability in terms of how long the coating will provide corrosion protection.

Durability for protective coatings can be ascertained where there are project history’s that go back 60 years or more. Reliable information for steel structures exposed to atmospheric corrosion is provided by Australian Standard 2312.1 and Galvanized steel atmospherically exposed in Australian Standard 2312.2. However, there are no standardized durability ranges for Coatings on concrete and Coatings in immersed environments.

This presentation will provide case studies where lifecycle analysis is performed on steel and concrete structures protected by coatings and discussion will look at where durability ranges can be obtained.


Yann Brochet – Coatings Manager NSW & SA (Freyssinet)

Yann Brochet is an experienced Project Manager with a wide range of remedial experience at all levels of project delivery, with an emphasis on realistic, practical and holistic project outcomes. He has worked for Freyssinet since 2004, beginning in France, before moving to the US and arriving in Australia in 2015 having experience in Remediation and Strengthening works around the world. He is currently the NSW and SA Coatings Manager, where key responsibilities include ensuring compliance with regulation and accreditation for all quality control, environmental and health and safety requirements and workforce coordination, where he provides and maintains training, competencies and develops strategies to achieve growth within the coatings business segment.


Presentation: Shedding Light on Coating Specifications

Protective coating requirements in contract specifications are often hard to understand with contradictory information scattered across several documents. Wrong appreciation of a scope of work is a source of frustration often leading to miscommunication, unnecessary disputes and commercial variations. How can we alleviate the risk in simplifying the preparation process by analysing, understanding and communicating efficiently? By being pro-active and transparent throughout the process, we will try and shed light on coatings specifications.


Our Featured Partner

Our featured partner for this event is Remedy Asset Protection.

Remedy Asset Protection is a NATA accredited consultancy for Clients that require specialists in protection or refurbishment of concrete and steel assets to provide expert assistance within their own team structures, including; condition assessment, project advisory and independent auditing including coating inspection services.


Our Annual Partners

Thanks to all of our Annual Partners for their ongoing support of our Branch Activities.


COVID-19 Info

All attendees are required to check in on arrival at the venue and follow all advertised covid precautions.


Registration Instructions

This event has a discounted registration cost for ACA members. To sign up for this discounted registration, make sure you’re logged in to your ACA account.

If you’re not a current member, you can become a member to attend this event at a discounted price.

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Venue Website:

Cnr Pittwater and Magdala Roads, North Ryde, New South Wales, 2113, Australia

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