It is important to know which metals may be applied under the various corrosive environments, to which they are exposed within building.

Metals in building and construction - how do I get durable solutions? 

Large supporting metal structures in buildings are most often made of steel, corrosion protected with paint or/and hot galvanisation, and in modern construction often combined with a number of different metals as anchors for fixtures in concrete, a number of brackets and joints for fixation and screws, rivets or nails in many different materials and with different surface coating. Thus it is important to know, which metals may be applied under the various corrosion conditions, to which they are subjected in the building construction.

When different metals or metals with different metallic surface coatings are assembled, the question will arise as to which may be combined without any consideration, and which that require extra precautionary measures. The especially severe corrosion which may occur in adverse material combinations is known as galvanic corrosion.

There is a tradition that buildings must have long service lives and that maintenance shall be limited. Thus it is important to know the corrosion and durability of the metals and about galvanic corrosion of metals. This applies especially to metal parts that are hidden without possibility of inspection and maintenance.

This course is for architects, contractors, manufacturers and suppliers to building constructions.

To supply the participants with an overview of corrosion and durability of metals used in building constructions.


  • Overview of the corrosion of metals applied: Steel, stainless steel, aluminium and aluminium alloys, zinc, galvanised steel, copper and copper alloys
  • Galvanic corrosion: Principles and conditions for galvanic corrosion
  • Corrosion in facades and roofs: Mixed facade metals of galvanised steel, painted steel, stainless steel, aluminium and copper, screws, rivets, cross bars and fixtures
  • Corrosion on railings and banisters: Hot dip galvanised steel, painted steel, stainless steel or aluminium including fixtures to concrete and masonry
  • Corrosion in concrete and masonry: Environmental classes, masonry and concrete, with more or less imbedded parts, concrete in air, under water or below ground
  • Examples of galvanic corrosion from practice and review of possible solutions.

Please note that this course does not include corrosion in water installations, as this is covered in course B.3 – Domestic water installations.

Registration deadline
No later than three weeks prior to course commencement.

Cancellation deadline
Should you be prevented from participating in the course, you are welcome to hand over your ticket to a colleague.

You are free to cancel or move your course participation until 6 working days prior to course commencement. If you cancel later than 6 days prior to course commencement total pay for your course shall be charged.

1 day

Course Language
The course is held in the following languages:


But in modern building, a number of other metals are used as e.g. anchors for attachment to concrete, as a number of fittings for fastening or joining and screws, rivets or nails in various metals and with various coatings. 

It is important to know which metals may be applied under the various corrosive environments, to which they are exposed within building.