PROTECTION OF STRUCTURAL CONCRETE . PROTECTION OF CONCRETE. PROCEEDINGS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE HELD AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, SEPTEMBER 11-13, 1990

An overview is provided of the current practice of concrete construction and how concrete can be protected from premature deterioration. The characteristics of environments to which concrete are exposed are examined together with their effects on concrete materials and reinforcement. The influence of method specifications for concrete are considered in terms of their approach to durability. It is suggested that a move towards performance specifications will help provide better protection for concrete. It is argued that tests for this purpose should concentrate on the cover concrete. The concept of design life and whole life costs are introduced. Options for providing durable concrete are discussed. The role of education and training is raised. (Author/TRRL)

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    E and F Spon Limited

    2-6 Boundary Road
    London,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dhir, R K
    • Jones, M R
    • Green, J W
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Accession Number: 00620007
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: O-419-15490-6
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1992 12:00AM