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- ISBN: 9781466557468 | 146655746X
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 5/2/2014
Concrete structures are now being maintained for longer, for both environmental and financial reasons, and this has brought some shift in the industry from new construction to repair. The diagnosis, design, selection of products and execution of repair works all depend on the individual condition of the buildings, which requires specialist knowledge among all the people involved. This includes knowledge of the 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 of methods such as quality control. This book is based on the new European Standard EN 1504, which is used as the actual basis for concrete repair works, not only in Europe but also in other countries. This provides a systematic and thorough approach from the principles to each of the main methods of repair and protection of concrete structures, through to the selection of suitable products and quality control. It also provides an optimal basis for understanding and designing repair works. This comprehensively presents the relevant background and practical guidance on concrete repair for owners, designers, product suppliers, testing institutes, and consulting engineers, as well as for students in civil engineering.