Repair Protection and Waterproofing of Concrete Structures

Author: P. Perkins
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203475720
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A wealth of recent research into the continued deterioration of reinforced concrete structures has led to a review of methods of investigation and repair techniques. This thoroughly revised and updated new edition brings together the fundamental aspects of this world wide problem and offers advice on how investigations, diagnosis and consequent remedial work should be carried out.

Management of Deteriorating Concrete Structures

Author: George Somerville
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482266091
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Demolishing and rebuilding is becoming less and less of an option, and developing trends such as the growth of PFI are directing attention to whole life costing. With the relentless drive towards greater sustainability, proper asset management of the existing infrastructure will become increasingly important in the future. This authoritative book draws together deterioration and repair/remediation with practical asset management. Despite the wealth of information there is a lack of clear guidance on how to carry out a practical assessment of concrete structures and manage repair in the field. Accordingly, this book gives solid practical guidance on assessment, and outlines when and how to act. The focus is on engineering aspects and decision-making, in terms of perspective, procedures and principles, while giving references for matters of detail such as test methods and the mechanisms of deterioration. It links deterioration to deficiencies in design, detailing, materials and construction quality. It then gives examples of how asset management systems have evolved for different types of structure in different countries. It shows how to move forward from inspection and diagnosis, through different methods of damage or structural assessment, to the selection of the optimum method of repair or remedial action. The concept of progressive screening is proposed – that is, only going as far as is necessary to reach a decision with confidence. The author has drawn on over thirty years experience on concrete durability and, in particular, on his involvement in three recent European-funded projects, involving collaboration between the owners of structures and researchers.

Reinforced Concrete

Author: R. Holland
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727725837
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book provides guidance on appraisal and repair of reinforced concrete building structures. It addresses the problems related to reinforced concrete, corrosion of reinforcement, cracking, cathodic protection and protective coatings, and it highlights the advantages and/or problems of each while explaining the methods and options available.

Repair of Concrete Bridges

Author: G. P. Mallett
Publisher: Thomas Telford
ISBN: 9780727720078
Format: PDF, Docs
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Repair of concrete bridges has been compiled by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) to summarize this wealth of information - conference papers, research and technical reports, national press coverage and the accumulated experience of engineers and researchers in the field - to provide a state of the art review of the repair, maintenance and protection of concrete bridges.