Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Structures

Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Structures

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This Guide to Good Practice focuses on the techniques for the repair and strengthening of reinforced and prestressed concrete structures - covering the planning, design, implementation and monitoring of repair and strengthening projects. The book systematically details the various objectives involved, from attempting to ascertain the present state of a structure and establishing the repair and/or strenthening programme required, to determining the required target condition of the structure. Site supervision, quality control, re-checks and inspection controls are also considered. Owners, architects and engineers will find this guide an invaluable reference source which will help them to achieve a balance between the many aspects - economic, historical and technical - of a repair and strengthening project.For aerated concrete surfaces, paint coats should prevent penetration of liquids but not hinder internal moisture evaporation. Neglecting this requirement can lead, under certain circumstances, to a blistering and peeling of the paint coat.

Title:Repair and Strengthening of Concrete Structures
Publisher:Thomas Telford - 1991-01-01


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