🕑 Reading time: 1 minuteDurable concrete construction requires selection of durable construction materials. Selection and properties of these construction materials are discussed.
Achieving Durability for Concrete StructuresThe durable concrete structures are to be conceptualized, specified, designed, contracted, constructed and maintained. To achieve the design life of the structure at reasonable maintenance cost, the following aspects are required to be taken care of:
i) The structure should also be designed for environment loads and detailing done. ii) Selection of proper construction materials. iii) The concrete should be impermeable, with designed crack width due to shrinkage,thermal forces or loads. iv) The good construction practices should be followed. v) Selection and application of correct coatings to reinforce bars and concrete surface. vi) Planned maintenance of concrete structures should be followed. vii) Proper specifications for construction materials and structural components should be prepared.