This report alerts those concerned with redevelopment to the susceptibility of buried construction materials to attack by and degradation from, aggressive conditions, particularly those resulting from former industrial site use. Principal aggressive chemical compounds are listed and related to conventional construction materials used underground. Some industrial sources of these chemical compounds are given, and potential construction and durability problems are identified. Design procedures which can be adopted are also outlined. Emphasis is placed on the need to seek specialist advice, in relation to material durability and human safety. (Author/TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Construction Industry Research & Information Assoc

    6 Storey's Gate
    London SW1P 3AU,   England 
  • Authors:
    • BARRY, D L
  • Publication Date: 1983

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  • Accession Number: 00384552
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0 86017 208 2
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 30 1984 12:00AM