Repair & Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures - A Paradigm Shift

Repair & Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures - A Paradigm Shift
Repair and rehabilitation of rapidly deteriorating structures is a matter of concern for most countries in the world. Deterioration is observed in the form of cracking and corrosion (Riveros et al., 2018). It is very difficult to Read More...

Preservation of Capex Towards Industrial Cooling Towers

Preservation of Capex Towards Industrial Cooling Towers
Industrial Cooling Towers are used to remove heat through evaporation of water in a moving air stream being carried from various sources such as a machinery or some heated process material. Their main use is to remove Read More...

India's Repair Industry Needs a Responsibility Criteria

India's Repair Industry Needs a Responsibility Criteria
In India, the repair industry is not organized, hence, the exact numbers on annual cost to owners/public funding for repair, protection & strengthening are not available. Today, India is placing new concrete to the tune of Read More...

Rehabilitation of Overstressed Rigid Pavements

Rehabilitation of Overstressed  Rigid Pavements
Due to shortage of resources like cement as well as finances, hardly any concrete roads were constructed in free India, though, in the long run they are cheaper than bituminous roads, was an established fact. Some internal Read More...

Concrete Repair: Principles from EN 1504 and Practical Considerations

Concrete Repair: Principles from EN 1504 and Practical Considerations
Many a times, even after taking all the due precautions and all quality control measures, Concrete structures deteriorate. One of the practical reasons is due to the fact, that at the time of planning or at the design table Read More...

Repair & Rehabilitation to improve life-span of buildings

Repair & Rehabilitation to improve life-span of buildings
Across Indian cities, there are millions of old buildings that are in a dilapidated condition. In Mumbai alone, there are 14,375 dilapidated structures across the city and another 10,500 in the suburbs. Such structures pose an Read More...

Repair/Rehabilitation of Structure

UPV Test in Progress
A structure, when it is constructed, has generally got a service life. The service life is dependent on the quality, workmanship of the construction and various other factors including materials, components, Read More...

Remedial measures for reinforced concrete structures using cementitious materials

Remedial Measures for Reinforced Concrete Structures
An essential part of a successful repair of concrete structures, is to establish the underlying cause and extent of concrete deficiency, and deterioration mechanism. For a repair to be successfully completed, Read More...

Latest Techniques for Repair & Rehabilitation- A Perspective

Latest Techniques for Repair Rehabilitation
For a successful repairing work of a structure, the most vital things to be considered are identification of the root cause, selection of the right products & methods, proper repairing of the damage by skilled Read More...

Durable Repairs State-of-the-art Corrosion Mitigation Techniques

Steel Protected in Carbonated Concrete
Most of today's concrete construction relies on the composite interaction of concrete and steel, which is aided by the near equivalence of their thermal expansion characteristics Read More...

Concrete Repair: Principles, Guidelines and Practical Considerations

Steps For Repair
India has witnessed a tremendous spurt in construction over the last couple of decades. Residential, Commercial, Industrial and Infrastructure construction and expansion has been progressing Read More...

Polymers blend for repair applications (Epoxy resins & polymers)

Micrographs of Polymer Blends
Epoxy resins are widely used as highly cross linked materials in various repair applications where special performances such as good mechanical, thermal and electrical properties are required Read More...

Concrete structures repair & Rehabilitation - Causes of Distress & its Solution

Concrete Degradation
CONCRETE DEGRADATION may have various causes & reasons. It can be damaged by factors like fire, alkali - aggregate reaction expansion, sea water effects, bacterial corrosion, calcium leaching, physical Read More...

Soil Strengthening – Use of Pressure Injection Grouting as a means of Improving Load Bearing Capacity of Existing Foundations

Ejection of Underground Water
This Paper describes the procedure for improving the Load bearing capacity of the foundations by means of strengthening the soil under and around the foundations. Use of Injection grouting in the Read More...

Retrofit of R.C. Beams & Columns

Finite Element
During the last week of March a few years ago, author was invited by a certain Company in an Indian city to review and advise upon measures to strengthen the ground floor and basement beams and columns Read More...

Stainless Steel Rebar: A Necessity for Coastal Regions

Ferritic Stainless Steel
Both stainless steel and carbon steel derive their corrosion resistance from a naturally occurring chromium rich oxide film, which is present on its surface. This invisible film is inert, tightly adherent Read More...

Rigid Pavement Repair and Maintenance Strategies

Rigid Pavement Repair
The rapid growth in road construction brought about considerable expansion of road infrastructure, which subsequently fell into disrepair through lack of maintenance. The damage is Read More...

Fast Track Construction Leads to Fast Track Restoration

Fast Track Construction
In most of the modern constructions of highrise buildings, bridges, flyovers, etc., fast track construction methodology is followed. The basic requirement of fast track construction is time, cost and Read More...

Diagnosis of Deterioration in Concrete Structures

Ettringite Formation
Concrete 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 Read More...

Repair, rehabilitation techniques/systems for concrete structure

Repair, rehabilitation techniques
Versatility of Concrete is an established fact on account of its mouldability and durability. This makes it attractive for use in varied exposure conditions. Vulnerability of concrete to deterioration Read More...

Causes of Deterioration for Concrete and Masonry Structures

Causes of Deterioration for Concrete
The inadequate performance of constructed facilities is a cause for concern even for the most advanced of the nations in the world. The losses in downtime in itself, without even considering the effects Read More...

A Review on Consolidants for Repair of Deteriorated Structures

Deteriorated Structures
The concept of consolidation arises a possibility to keep the original artwork in original form. Hence, restoration process is the judgement of repair material which should be compatible with the existing Read More...

Numerical Study for Retrofitting of RC Columns for Blast Loading

Numerical Study for Retrofitting
The paper presents the effect of blast loads generated as a result of explosive charges on the existing exterior reinforced concrete (RC) circular column of a typical building. A wide range of parametric Read More...

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites

Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites
To meet up the requirements of advanced infrastructure, new innovative materials/ technologies in construction industry has started to making its way. Any technology or material has its limitations Read More...

Retrofitting of Concrete Buildings Using Steel

Retrofitting of Concrete Buildings
The retrofitting becomes necessary to enhance the performance of structures including those encountered loss of strength due to deterioration or which have crossed their expected life. The success Read More...

Condition Assessment and Distress-diagnostic Techniques

Distress-diagnostic Techniques
This paper discusses the critical requirement of the correct condition assessment of concrete structures and an open minded approach to assess the cause of structural distresses and related symptoms Read More...

Foundation Practices & Rehabilitation of Structures on Expansive Soils

cracks in exterior walls
Expansive soils popularly known as Black cotton soils in India are highly problematic, as they swell on absorption of water and shrink on evaporation thereof. Because of this alternate swell and shrinkage Read More...

Structural Strengthening of Brick Masonry Walls

Brick Masonry Walls
A sprawling palace complex built in 1893 and belonging to the Nizam family, rulers of the erstwhile princely state of Hyderabad in India, is currently being developed as a luxury heritage palace hotel by a Read More...

Repair and Rehabilitation of Sewage Treatment Plants

Repair Rehabilitation of Sewage Treatment Plants
The repair and rehabilitation of civil structures of sewage treatment plants (20 & 40 MGD and 4 digesters of 12 MGD) at Keshopur in Delhi has been taken up with a basic view to ensure that by doing so it is Read More...

Treatise on Condition Surveys for Concrete and Masonry Structures

Surveys for Concrete and Masonry Structures
Condition assessments of structures are performed for various purposes and for various causes. Consultants who are involved in repairs/retrofitting of structures should possess knowledge and Read More...

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