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How to Replace Damaged Concrete Members in Structures?

How to Replace Damaged Concrete Members in Structures?

The replacement of damaged concrete elements requires demolition and removal of existing structural elements and their substitution with new members. The demolition process is carried out after proper jacking is applied to relieve imposed loads on the damaged structural ...

How to Strengthen Existing Concrete Walls?

How to Strengthen Existing Concrete Walls?

Strengthening of existing reinforced concrete walls becomes necessary either when they lose their strength and capacity to take up the stipulated loads or when you need to increase their load carrying capacity. This kind of rehabilitation is mostly required ...

Methods of Strengthening of Foundations in Buildings

Methods of Strengthening of Foundations in Buildings

Strengthening of columns foundations is required in the case of applying additional loads. Widening and strengthening of existing foundations may be carried out by constructing a concrete jacket to the existing footings. The new jacket should be properly anchored ...

Methods of Strengthening Concrete Columns

Methods of Strengthening Concrete Columns

Column strengthening is a process used to add or restore ultimate load capacity of reinforced concrete columns. It is used for seismic retrofitting, supporting additional live load or dead load that not included in the original design, to relieve ...

STRENGTHENING OF RINFORCED CONCRETE BEAMS

STRENGTHENING OF RINFORCED CONCRETE BEAMS

Reinforced concrete beams need strengthening when the existing steel bars in the beam are unsafe or insufficient, or when the loads applied to the beam are increased. In such cases, there are different solutions that could be followed: I-ADDING ...

STRENGTHENING TECHNIQUES- R.C. SLAB

STRENGTHENING TECHNIQUES- R.C. SLAB

Many strengthening techniques are available depending on the purpose needed from strengthening. Some of those techniques are explained in details in the following sections. Why do we strengthen or retrofit buildings? Increase in the applied loads. Mistakes or unsafe ...