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SEISMIC RETROFITTING TECHNIQUES FOR CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Seismic Retrofitting Techniques for Concrete Structures: Seismic Retrofitting Techniques are required for concrete constructions which are vulnerable to damage and failures by seismic forces. In the past thirty years. Moderate to severe earthquakes occurs around the world every year. ...

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TYPES OF WATERPROOFING METHODS IN CONSTRUCTION

There are some common types of waterproofing methods used in construction industry. Waterproofing in buildings / structures are generally required for:Basement of structure Walls Bathrooms and kitchen Balconies, decks Terrace or roofs Green roofs Water tanks Swimming poolsThe following waterproofing methods are commonly used in construction: 1. Cementitious ...

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SELECTING REPAIR / PROTECTION SYSTEM MATERIALS

Selecting Repair / Protection System Materials   The materials for repairs and protective systems are selected based on the following factors: a) Strength: Bond and compressive strengths are important material properties in almost all repairs and protective works. b) Coefficient of thermal expansion: The ...

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DEFECTIVE CONCRETE REMOVAL TECHNIQUES

Defective Concrete Removal Techniques Removal of deteriorated, damaged, porous or defective concrete is a must for any repair work but the extent of this removal can not usually be determined in the planning stage. The decision about how much damaged concrete ...

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PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS FOR REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES

REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES PROTECTIVE SYSTEMS Protective systems consist of materials and methods that provide the following protective qualities: a) Reduction in chances of corrosion of steel reinforcement. b) Less deterioration of the concrete. c) Less penetration of moisture, chloride ions, and other contaminants into ...

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DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS IN REPAIR OF STRUCTURES

Design Considerations in Repair of Structures The rehabilitated structure may be required to provide equivalent safety to that of a new structure. The rehabilitated structure is brought to current building code standards. The design codes only provide guidance, and the engineer ...

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