Although, the word "corrosion" is most often associated with "rust" and the oxidation of other metals, the Congressional definition of corrosion (10 U.S.C. § 2228) is "the deterioration of a material or its properties due to a reaction of that material with its chemical environment." 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 provides just in time information, training, and knowledge for planners, designers, constructors, and maintainers for assistance in planning, identifying, repairing, or eliminating corrosion during the facilities life cycle. This provides assistance in reducing life-cycle costs, while increasing sustainability, and providing improved durability. Quick access to CPC training, criteria and related resources can be found on the web pages listed below. The attached Facilities Corrosion Impacts on Operations and Mission Table summarizes the impacts of corrosion on various facility categories.
The CPC Checklists Tool contains checklists for assisting in the creation and evaluation of a CPC Program, project development, creating an RFP, establishing a Design Review, Quality Assurance, Contractor Quality Control, and Commissioning Program.