Diagnosis of Deterioration in Concrete Structures - Process, Steps and Common Methodology
Mohammed Aslam Khan, Material Engineer, Halcrow International Partnership Dubai, (UAE)
IntroductionConcrete being a very durable material has potential to serve long unless subjected to the deterioration by external agents. Diagnosing a defect can be established through determination of its prevailing cause. An investigation should lead to the identification of various types of fault and mechanisms of deterioration in the structure. It is important to differentiate between the construction defects and ongoing problems.
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Elements of Investigation ProgrammeThe typical phases of an investigation programme include the following:
Preliminary InvestigationThe scope and methodology of a preliminary investigation can involve one or more of the following steps depending on the size and complexity of the project.
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