Chief Technical Director
Paul Noyce, Chief Technical Director
Paul Noyce is a corrosion and durability engineer with 26 years’ experience in the diagnostics and repair of concrete and steel structures. Paul has overseen some of the largest corrosion mitigation projects on reinforced concrete in the world, including critical infrastructure in the UK, the US and the Middle East. He has been instrumental in the use of electrochemical testing and repair for reinforced concrete structures and historic steel frame buildings. Paul was instrumental in the development of ICCP for historic steel frame buildings with Historic Scotland and the UK Department of the Environment. Paul’s work also includes traditional cathodic protection on pipeline and petrochemical services, coating selection and AC mitigation and grounding systems.
Paul is past chairman of the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) Standard Technical Group 01 which focuses on concrete material degradation. In his role of chairman he oversees the activity of 26 technical groups, with activity ranging from writing standards to developing test methods for material performance and developing best practices for corrosion and durability assessments of reinforced concrete structures. He was also Chairman of the NACE Concrete Service Life Conference, which focus on durability of new and existing structures. He has worked to build an awareness of concrete material durability between NACE (now AMPP), the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)’s technical committees.
As Echem’s technical director Paul leads the teams’ investigation, forensic and design work. Paul’s research includes developing service life and performance models for new and existing structures, building monitoring systems for structural health and corrosion monitoring. Paul has developed Life 52™, a propriety analytical and multi-physic modeling software program for reinforced concrete durability. This program assists with better understanding concrete and material durability with the ability to forecast performance in the future in new or existing structures.
In 2013 Paul received the prestigious IEEE and the Electrochemical Society’s New Technologies Award for his work in electro-osmotic pulse techniques for dewatering concrete from the Institute of Electrical Electronic Engineers IEEE. Paul is also a National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA) Level 4 Concrete Durability Expert.
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