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Appraisal and Repair of Existing Concrete Structures

Author(s): Yue Choong Kog

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Publication date: 31 March 2023
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Appraisal and Repair of Existing Concrete Structures is a practical and concise reference for practising civil and structural engineers engaged in the appraisal and repair of concrete buildings. Comprehensive in scope, the book provides a detailed guide to all stages of appraisal, and the issues that can be encountered in the structural appraisal p

Appraisal and Repair of Existing Concrete Structures is a practical guide for civil and structural engineers involved in the preservation, renovation and repair of concrete buildings and structures. Comprehensive in scope, the book contains detailed guidance on all stages of appraisal, including common issues that arise, and how to address gaps within current codes of practice.

Coverage includes

  • a brief review of relevant codes of practice and safety factors for the design and construction of concrete structures
  • changes in construction practice and technology
  • stages of appraisal
  • visual inspection
  • how to develop testing plans for assessment of structural adequacy and durability assessment
  • testing for in situ compressive strength
  • full structural investigation for repair, strengthening and replacement
  • durability assessment
  • load testing
  • assessment of fire-damaged concrete structures
  • repair methods for different types of concrete damage and defects.

Written by an author with over 45 years’ experience in research and practice, Appraisal and Repair of Existing Concrete Structures contains essential knowledge required by practising civil and structural engineers as well as students studying structural appraisal.

Dr Yue Choong Kog is President of East West Engineering Consultants, Singapore. He has over 45 years of research and practitioner experience in appraisal and repair of concrete structures and is a former President of the Association of Consulting Engineers, Singapore. He has over 100 previous publications in international refereed journals, conference proceedings and chapters in books.

Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9780727766939
Number of pages: 272
Product code: 9780727766939
Page size: 243 x 170mm
Publication status: Published
Publisher: ICE Publishing



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List of tables

1. Introduction

2. Safety factors and loads

3. Visual inspection of existing concrete structures

4. Testing plan for the structural adequacy assessment of existing concrete structures

5. Sample size for determining the in situ strength of concrete

6. Estimating the in situ strength of existing concrete structures

7. Concrete structures of good quality control

8. Load and material factors for the full structural investigation

9. Testing plan for the durability assessment of existing concrete structures

10. Durability assessments of existing concrete structures

11. Load tests of existing concrete structures

12. Appraisal of fire-damaged concrete structures

13. Repair of existing concrete structures


Appendix A Illustrative example for a testing plan


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