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Protective Coatings and Corrosion, a WebReach with PPG

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About This Program

The protection of steel from the environment is essential for both the longevity and aesthetics of a project. This program details what corrosion is and shows the difference in protective coatings and traditional architectural coatings. Discussion will include the factors used to determine the appropriate coating system for a specific project.

Session Takeaways

  • The participant will understand how High-Performance Coatings differ from Architectural Coatings
  • The participant will be exposed to “what is corrosion” including the different types of corrosion and the importance of surface preparation.
  • The participant will learn about ISO 12944 classification and its importance to corrosion control.
  • The participant will learn about different coatings systems strengths and weaknesses as they apply to corrosion control.

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Learning Units

CSI: 1.0 LU
*May be submitted for domain specific learning units to CDT recertification, and/or general learning units for CCCA, CCS, and CCPR.
AIA: 1.0 LU
This course is approved for AIA Learning Units

Relevant Practices

Project Planning & Design (Building Design, Building Systems, Materials & Assemblies, or Project Costs & Budgeting)


  • Shawn Faulkner, CSI, ACT #1519. Architect & Design Manager

    Shawn Faulkner isn’t a newbie in the paints and coatings industry. After graduating college in 2011 with a degree in Marketing and Advertising, he started his career in the paints and coatings industry. In 2016, he started with PPG as a sales representative and quickly moved up to become a Field Sales Trainer. Shawn was honored as the Top Sales Rep USA and Canada in the 1st Quarter of 2018. This momentum helped him secure his current position as Architectural Specification Design Manager. He focuses on helping architects and designers learn about the paints and coatings that could benefit their current and future projects. He advises less seasoned professionals to learn as much as they can about the products and industry they represent and be honest about them. The best mentors are those who have been in this industry the longest and have the most product knowledge; from both a technical and realistic product approach. Always keep learning about current and upcoming products and the technology behind them. In his downtime, he is a devoted husband and father of two, an avid runner, and home brewer of craft beer.

  • Lynsey Hankins, FCSI, IDCEC, Industry IIDA, NKBA. National Color + Design Manager, PPG

    Lynsey has worked in the construction industry since 2009 with the majority of time spent in the commercial sector. Lynsey is Master Painter Institute (MPI) Certified, and currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Construction Specification Institute as Institute Director from the South-Central Region. Lynsey is an AIA and IDCEC accredited presenter and is an Industry Member of IIDA and ASID. Lynsey’s passion for color and design comes from several years in the flooring and high-performance coatings divisions. Lynsey partners with owners, architects and designers to assist in providing the best quality products to fit the look and feel the space and owner requires.

March 1, 2023
Wed 2:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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