Protecting and Repairing Concrete Structures
After participating in the course, you will be able to do the following:
- use the visual inspection methods used by specialists
- select suitable testing methods
- interpret test results of the various components of concrete structures
- assess the useful life of concrete structures
- apply up-to-date knowledge for concrete repair and restoration to your projects
- evaluate concrete structures effectively
- increase the durability of your concrete structures by understanding the causes of concrete failures
- employ relevant standards for your concrete restoration projects
- follow cost-effective strategies for concrete restoration
- decide whether or not the replacement of a concrete structural member can be avoided
- choose the proper test for the right job
The deterioration of concrete structures is a severe problem. There is a lack of guidelines and procedures for assessing, testing, classifying, and prioritizing preventive and corrective action to restore concrete structures.
In many cases, the evaluation of existing concrete structures is done by visual inspection. However, many defects are not evident either because they are physically concealed (as in underground components) or lie beneath surfaces (as in corrosion damage or cracking). Selecting appropriate and cost-effective rehabilitation measures is often hampered by limited information on structural defects.
Engineers and other professionals must keep abreast with the latest advances in diagnostic methods, materials, and techniques for rehabilitating and upgrading concrete structures. This course explains the mechanisms responsible for the deterioration of concrete structures, the methodology to inspect such concrete structures, and the materials and techniques used for their protection, rehabilitation, and repair. Participants will learn how to identify the causes behind the degradation of concrete structures, assess the associated risks, and mitigate those risks using informed decision-making and good repair and rehabilitation techniques.
Case studies and observations from real-world structures will enforce the learning process, and participants will have the opportunity to share cases they have encountered in their professional practice.
Who Should Attend
Construction and structural engineers, designers, owners, consulting engineers, architects, technicians and technologists, contractors, facility managers, construction inspectors, inspection agency officials or building managers with responsibility for maintenance or rehabilitation of both public and private concrete structures, manufacturers and suppliers of specialty products, and anyone who needs to learn about concrete testing methods.
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