Concrete Repair to EN 1504

Author: Michael Raupach
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466557478
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Construction Sector Is Increasingly Focused On Repair As concrete structures are maintained longer for both environmental and financial reasons, the diagnosis, design, and selection of products, and repair work all depend on the individual condition of the buildings and require specialist knowledge from everyone involved. Concrete Repair to EN 1504: Diagnosis, Design, Principles and Practice provides relevant background and practical guidance on concrete repair. This book is based on the new European Standard EN 1504, which is used as the actual basis for concrete repair works, in Europe and beyond. Offers a Systematic and Thorough Approach It includes both practice and theory, and provides an ideal basis for understanding and designing repair works. It addresses building materials, deterioration mechanisms, diagnosis, load-bearing capacity and safety, repair principles and methods, repair materials, execution of repair works, quality control, inspections, monitoring, and maintenance and building management systems right through to building regulations and standards. It also covers deterioration mechanisms of concrete and steel reinforcement, diagnosis methods, principles of repair and protection, properties and fields of application of repair materials, as well as methods of execution, including quality control to EN 1504. Describes the theoretical background of corrosion and diagnosis methods (which are not covered by the EN 1504 series) Provides the systematics of principles and methods in detail Includes dedicated comprehensions which enables the reader to quickly access the knowledge The text provides a complete overview and is a practical resource for owners, designers, product suppliers, testing institutes, and consulting engineers, as well as for students in civil engineering.

Spon s Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price

Author: AECOM
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482255294
Format: PDF
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Infrastructure work is still declining, although there are plans to release £1.3bn worth of road network schemes over the next few years. Network rail has published plans to spend £38bn on upgrade works over the next five years. Water firms are to bring forward $400m of work into this financial year. Spon's Civil Engineering and Highway Works Price Book 2015 from AECOM gives costs for both general and civil engineering works and highway works, and provides a full breakdown of labour, plant and material elements, with labour rates updated in line with the latest CIJC wage agreement. Beyond prices, it can be used as a comprehensive work manual for the UK’s civil engineering, surveying and construction business. Use the access code inside the front cover of the book to get set up with internet access to this edition until the end of December 2015. We now provide SPON’S Online, a versatile and powerful online data viewing package, which replaces the estimating software and ebook of recent years. This 29th edition incorporates a comprehensive review throughout: Updated to come into line with the CESSM4 structure as well as MMHW And with an expanded range of rail elements

Failure Distress and Repair of Concrete Structures

Author: N Delatte
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1845697030
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Understanding and recognising failure mechanisms in concrete is a fundamental pre-requisite to determining the type of repair, or whether a repair is feasible. This title provides a review of concrete deterioration and damage, as well as looking at the problem of defects in concrete. It also discusses condition assessment and repair techniques. Part one discusses failure mechanisms in concrete and covers topics such as causes and mechanisms of deterioration in reinforced concrete, types of damage in concrete structures, types and causes of cracking and condition assessment of concrete structures. Part two reviews the repair of concrete structures with coverage of themes such as standards and guidelines for repairing concrete structures, methods of crack repair, repair materials, bonded concrete overlays, repairing and retrofitting concrete structures with fiber-reinforced polymers, patching deteriorated concrete structures and durability of repaired concrete. With its distinguished editor and international team of contributors, Failure and repair of concrete structures is a standard reference for civil engineers, architects and anyone working in the construction sector, as well as those concerned with ensuring the safety of concrete structures. Provides a review of concrete deterioration and damage Discusses condition assessment and repair techniques, standards and guidelines

Durability of Engineering Structures

Author: J Bijen
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1855738562
Format: PDF, ePub
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Civil engineering failures currently amount to 5 to 10 % of the total investment in new buildings and structures. These failures not only represent important cost considerations, they also have an environmental burden associated with them. Structures often deteriorate because not enough attention is given during the design stage and most standards for structural design do not cover design for service life. Designing for durability is often left to the structural designer or architect who may not have the necessary skills, and the result is all too often failure, incurring high maintenance and repair costs. Knowledge of the long-term behaviour of materials, building components and structures is the basis for avoiding these failures. Durability of engineering structures uses on the design of buildings for service life, effective maintenance and repair techniques in order to reduce the likelihood of failure. It describes the in situ performance of all the major man-made materials used in civil engineering construction - metals (steel and aluminium), concrete and wood. In addition some relatively new high-performance materials are discussed - high-performance concrete, high-performance steel and fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP). Deterioration mechanisms and the measures to counteract these, as well as subsequent maintenance and repair techniques are also considered and the latest standards on durability and repair are explained. Strategies for durability, maintenance and repair, including life cycle costing and environmental life cycle assessment methods are discussed. Finally practical case studies show how repairs can be made and the best ways of ensuring long term durability. This book is aimed at students in civil engineering, engineers, architects, contractors, plant managers, maintenance managers and inspection engineers. Explains the reasons why structures often deteriorate before they should because of poor design Shows how to design structures effectively for service life Considers durability characteristics of standard and high performance construction materials

Designing Clinical Research

Author: Stephen B. Hulley
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1469840545
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Designing Clinical Research sets the standard for providing a practical guide to planning, tabulating, formulating, and implementing clinical research, with an easy-to-read, uncomplicated presentation. This product incorporates current research methodology--including molecular and genetic clinical research--and offers an updated syllabus for conducting a clinical research workshop. Emphasis is on common sense as the main ingredient of good science. The book explains how to choose well-focused research questions and details the steps through all the elements of study design, data collection, quality assurance, and basic grant-writing.

Corrosion of Steel in Concrete

Author: John P. Broomfield
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0203414608
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Corrosion of Steel in Concrete provides information on corrosion of steel in atmospherically exposed concrete structures and serves as a guide for those designing, constructing and maintaining buildings, bridges and all reinforced concrete structures. This new edition incorporates the new European standards as well as USA and other international standards. It also covers developments in galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection, new electrochemical techniques such as electro-osmosis, and stainless steel clad reinforcing bars. The corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete is a major problem facing civil engineers and surveyors throughout the world today. There will always be a need to build structures in corrosive environments and it is therefore essential to address the problems that result. This is a book to educates about and forms a guide to the problems of corrosion, its causes and how to find solutions.

Management of Deteriorating Concrete Structures

Author: George Somerville
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482266091
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Concrete Repairs

Author: G. P. Tilly
Publisher: Bre Press
ISBN: 9781860819742
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Around 50% of Europe's annual construction budget is spent on refurbishment and repair of existing structures. This report is the culmination of a wide-ranging survey into the performance of both current European concrete repair techniques and inspection practice, and current research projects. It assesses case histories gathered from across the sector from owners of concrete structures, repairers and research institutes, and presents its findings using charts, graphs, tables and photographs. A review of the problems of concrete durability, current issues of sustainability, and the differing expectations of what concrete repairs should acheive, provide an insightful introduction to the subject. The survey was conducted by the CONREPNET network, made up of European research and representative bodies sponsored by the European Commission.