Civil engineers must assure that buildings have long and durable lives, and therefore structural assessment and repair are routinely required and must be performed with the utmost accuracy and professionalism. Assessment, Evaluation, and Repair of Concrete, Steel, and Offshore Structures presents the typical causes of structural failure and their mechanisms, discusses the most up-to-date methods for evaluation and structural assessment, and explains the best project management strategies from the feasibility stage through operations and maintenance. Numerous types of structures are examined and are further illustrated by relevant case studies.
- Examines the probability of several types of structural failure and includes reliability analysis.
- Presents best practices for predicting the structural lifetime for both onshore and offshore structures and reviews the most advanced methods for repair.
- Includes numerous practical case studies of structural failure and offers mitigation strategies depending of type of structure.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Cases of Structure Failure Chapter 2 Project Management and Design-Induced Structure Failure Chapter 3 Problems in Quality Management System Chapter 4 Bad Materials Cause Failures Chapter 5 Loads and Structure Failure Chapter 6 Reliability-Based Design for Structures Chapter 7 Reliability of Concrete Structure Exposed to Corrosion Chapter 8 Inspection Methodology: Visual Inspection Chapter 9 Inspection Methods Chapter 10 Repair of Concrete, Steel, and Offshore Structures
Dr. Mohamed A. El-Reedy is a practicing structural engineer whose research focuses on the reliability of concrete and steel structures. He has served as a consultant for numerous large international oil and gas companies in Egypt. He also designs concrete and steel structures including residential buildings, industrial structures, telecommunication towers, and more. Currently, he is responsible for reliability, inspection, and maintenance strategies for both onshore structures and offshore platforms throughout Egypt and in Gulf of Suez in the Red Sea. He has written numerous publications (books and journals) and presents many papers at local and international conferences, some of which are sponsored by ASCE, ASME, ACI, ASTM and API.