Distress of concrete refers to the deterioration and decomposition of concrete caused by environmental conditions, autogenous internal influences, and exposure to operation services and testing. Concrete may suffer from several types of distresses, such as delamination, chalking, crack, and flaking, ...
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Drones are being used widely in various work sectors of construction. It is estimated that around a million drones are being used today across the construction industry. They are safer than other traditional methods like swing stages, boom lifts, rope-access, ...
Fire cause concrete surface cracking and crazing, chemical decomposition, and microcracking and spalling. These impacts can significantly change the properties of structural concrete, reducing strength and durability, and altering structural behavior. Assessment and evaluation of damages caused by fire is ...
Inspection of underwater concrete structures is required for maintenance and repair works. Methods, types and objectives of underwater concrete structure inspection is discussed.
Types of failures in RCC buildings such as failure due to poor quality concrete, reinforcement corrosion, failure of foundations etc. with case studies are discussed.
Post concreting defects in structures are seen after the removal of formwork. Repair of these post-concreting defects and methods of repairs are discussed.
Physical load test is required to determine the serviceability of the structure. Load arrangements, load intensity, loading criteria, instrumentation are explained.
Inspection of concrete structures in necessary to assess the building of damages, its strength, rehabilitation strategies, repair methods etc. to keep the structure safe.