THE BENEFITS OF STAGED INVESTIGATIONS OF CONCRETE HIGHWAY STRUCTURES

Interactions between singular causes of deterioration of concrete structures are numerous and can greatly accelerate the overall rate of deterioration. Causes may relate to inadequacies in design and/or construction or may result from agents acting on structures. The paper discusses the need to improve the cost-effectiveness of investigations of structures to determine their condition. This may be achieved by the application of staged investigations where in turn the presence of a problem is identified, the cause or causes of the problem determined and the most appropriate solution to the problem selected. Case studies are presented that demonstrate the benefits of staged approaches to investigations. For the covering abstract see ITRD E106406.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 178-85

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00801553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 0-7277-2854-7
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Nov 8 2000 12:00AM