Physical load test is required to determine the serviceability of the structure. Load arrangements, load intensity, loading criteria, instrumentation are explained.
STRUCTURAL EVALUATION PROCESS This procedure is applicable for conventionally reinforced cast-in-place concrete, precast-prestressed concrete and post-tensioned cast-in-place concrete. The evaluation of an existing concrete building is usually performed for stability, strength, safety and future expected life. Evaluation of a structure may be required in the following situations: Structures are subjected to excess or improper loading,(…)