This notable book - formerly titled Durability of Structures - discusses the durability of construction materials in a variety of structures and in diverse environmental conditions. A wealth of information, including numerous examples and case studies, is provided by a team of international experts. The chapters illustrate the durability of elements in a structure, materials performance, and identification and resolution of problems. Durability of Materials and Structures in Building and Civil Engineering is liberally illustrated and provides a very useful work of practical reference in this important subject.
The durability of concrete structures - the state of the art. The durability of concrete structures in the tropics. The design of concrete structures to increase durability. The durability of concrete structures in the marine environment.The durability of steel structures in different environments. The durability of aluminium structures. The durability of masonry construction. The durability of masonry in aggressive environments and techniques for its conservation and protection. The durability of masonry, mortar, stone and ancillary components -|- The durability of brickwork and blockwork. The durability of timber in construction. The durability of FRP composites for civil infrastructure. Fibre reinforced composites in the building and the construction industry. The durability of underground structural steel structures. Durability and the Standard and Code making bodies. The legal aspects of durability. Index.