Continuing Education

Corrosion Resistance of A709 Grade 50CR Steel – Applications for bridges in corrosive environments

ASTM A709 Grade 50CR, also specified as ASTM A1010, is a utility-grade stainless steel which performs well in corrosive environments. To date, six bridges have been constructed in five different states across the United States, with more bridges planned. Material availability and compatibility with other common bridge steels have driven recent research addressing weldability, bolted connections, and galvanic corrosion. This webinar will provide an introduction to the material properties of A709 50CR, a summary of recent applications, and a review of recent and ongoing research.

The research being presented has earned Matthew Hebdon the 2019 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture, as selected by the Steel Bridge Task Force Oversight Council of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design!

  • Date: 9/10/2019
  • Time: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EDT
  • Duration: 1.5 hours
  • Location: Live Webinar
  • PDH Credits: 1.5
  • Cost:

    $185   AISC Member
    $155   Educator / Student / Government Agency
    $285   Non-Member

    Only one person from your organization is required to register per connection.  Each individual within your organization who attends at the registered connection will receive a PDH certificate at no additional charge.

  • Registration Deadline: 9/10/2019 10:00 a.m.
  • Substitutions and Cancellations: Substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations received 1-3 days prior to the webinar will be charged a $50 service charge. Cancellations and no shows the day of the webinar session will not receive a refund.
  • Connection Instructions: Upon registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing your receipt, a link to access the webinar, dial-in audio instructions, and a link to a PDF handout of slides.


Matthew Hebdon

Matthew Hebdon

Matthew H. Hebdon, PhD, PE is an assistant professor in the Charles E. Via, Jr. Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech.