ASPECTS OF STEEL CORROSION AND DAMAGE TO CONCRETE CAUSED BY MARINE ENVIRONMENT

Chong Hing Mansion, a ten-storeyed reinforced concrete building on the waterfront in Hong Kong Harbour, was built in 1957, but condemned and demolished in 1971 just after fourteen years of use, due to, among other things, the serious state of corrosion of the steel reinforcement and the crumbling of the concrete caused by the use of sea-water for mixing concrete during a period of tap-water rationing. The paper discusses the various aspects of corrosion of steel and damage to concrete caused by sea-water, and seeks to bring to the notice of engineers and contractors the seriousness of the problem. /Author/TRRL/

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    Cement Marketing Company of India Limited

    Cement House, 121 Maharshi, Karve Road
    Bombay 400-020,   India 
  • Authors:
    • Liauw, T C
  • Publication Date: 1973-6

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 221-224
  • Serial:
    • Indian Concrete Journal
    • Volume: 47
    • Issue Number: 6
    • Publisher: Associated Cement Companies Limited
    • ISSN: 0019-4565

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00083184
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM