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Concrete structures repair

Concrete structures repair

(OP)
Hello Everyone,

I need some good references that discuss repair and rehabilitation for different concrete structural elements like slabs, beams and columns and elaborate about tests that are required to examine the structure and applying their output through examples and calculations to maintain the structure integrity and serviceability.

Thanks

RE: Concrete structures repair

A good place to start is at the American Concrete Institute: www.concrete.org

Specifically, here is a document that will be a starting point: Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair, and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete Structures: Link

RE: Concrete structures repair

I have yet to find a comprehensive reference I am fond of when it comes to rehabilitating concrete structures, and it's what I do for a living! So do not expect there to be anything as coherent and vast in technicality as there is for new design (or if you find something please share ha)

As a primer I would recommend Structural Renovation of Buildings: Methods, Details, and Design Examples. It provides a great overview and springboard for further research if you're just getting into the industry.

For code documents I am more familiar with the CSA vintage which will give you a baseline to work from:CSA S448: Repair of reinforced concrete in buildings and parking structures

RE: Concrete structures repair

Even within the concrete repair realm, there are specialties. For instance, I work mostly in water and wastewater design. We get a lot of damage due to chemicals or H2S. Repair techniques for that are going to use different approaches than a bridge beam damaged by salt. And a bridge beam damaged by salt might have a different approach than the wearing deck.
There is overlap, but the goals and materials are different.

RE: Concrete structures repair

HassanZebari:
Try the ACI (American Concrete Institute), PCA (Portland Cement Institute), PCI (Prestressed Concrete Institute), CRSI (Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute). Probably no single textbook on that one subject, but many Professional Journal, research literature, magazine articles, etc., on that general subject.

RE: Concrete structures repair


Department of the Army
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
EM 1110-2-2002
30 June 1995
Engineering and Design
EVALUATION AND REPAIR OF CONCRETE STRUCTURES

RE: Concrete structures repair

(OP)
Thank you all for your help ..I will look after your suggestions

RE: Concrete structures repair

Something that has not been mentioned.... The RAP technical publication series produced by ACI. There are a whole bunch of them and they are free to download. These mainly deal with methods of repair and what the state of the standard practice is.... Underwater concrete repair, repair via shotcrete, overhead repairs, form and pour repair techniques.... I found them very helpful when I first started out.

ACI RAP Reports

RE: Concrete structures repair

1. The USBR Guide has been updated. Substantially. However, unless you are working on USBR / USACE type structures, not my first go to reference.
2. I am surprised that ICRI has not been mentioned. Top notch publications for concrete repair (and USBR references these documents). Not free.

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