Structures, like people, never get younger. Structures, like people, can maintain their good health with age, if properly cared for, examined, and treated when needed. It may be said that a structure that has withstood the combined effects of use, abuse, loads, and environmental conditions over time has, in effect, proven itself. However, buildings, bridges, parking structures, stadiums, and all other structures do deteriorate with time as the result of repeated loadings, exposure to the elements, aging of materials, wear and tear from normal use, abuse, inadequate maintenance, and other factors. The deterioration may progress to the point or one or more individual debilitating events may have the consequence of comprising the structure's strength, stability, or serviceability. The objective of this book is to fill the need for a comprehensive and authoritative reference in the practice of structural condition assessment, addressing technical as well as business and legal matters. In addition, by its nature, the book is also valuable reference on structural and material performance. Twenty one chapters are grouped into four logical parts: (1) Part I-Degradation, Safety and Reliability of Structures; (2) Part II-Business, Codes and Legal Aspects of Condition Assessment; (3) Part III-Survey and Assessment of Structural Conditions; and (4) Part IV-Evaluation and Testing of Structural Materials and Assemblies.

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    John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated

    111 River Street
    Hoboken, NJ  United States  07030-6000
  • Publication Date: 2005


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 700 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00988716
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0471647195
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 20 2005 12:00AM