© 2014 – IHS BRE Press
458 pages | 161 B/W Illus.
Most concrete structures provide satisfactory performance over many decades but a significant number experience premature deterioration and require repair, especially in aggressive environments. Existing structures represents not only a huge economic investment that cannot easily be replaced, but also a large and important investment in embodied carbon.
This book seeks to give an appreciation of the issues associated with the management, assessment, maintenance and repair of concrete structures. The book reflects recent and evolving developments and gives an up to date overview.
1. Brief Overview of the Development and History of Concrete Construction 2. Through-life Management of Existing Structures 3. Previous Experience – In-service Performance of Concrete Structures and Remedial Interventions 4. Conservation Management - Overview of Philosophy and Process Steps 5. Deterioration and Damage Mechanisms 6. Condition Survey – Testing and Investigations 7. Structural Condition Assessment 8. Condition Evaluation and Decision-Making 8. Structural Assessment and Repair after a Fire 9. Recording and Reporting 10. Application Example 11. Proactive Durability Management – Example from Practice of the Protection and Repair of a Concrete Structure 12. Case Study – Reliability Assessment of a Bridge Subject to Chloride-Induced Corrosion and Associated Structural Deterioration 13. Future Outlook