This exciting new publication has been sought for years, and it fills a need for a practical and current guide on evaluating, testing, and, where needed, repairing existing masonry. The book provided background, reference material, and guidance to design professionals, building owners, and contractors on existing masonry. Construction characteristics of masonry structures, typical material properties, and analytical approaches are included for historic, transitional, and modern masonry construction typologies. The main focus of the book is structural stabilization, strengthening, and retrofit with maintenance and serviceability items (such as water penetration and cleaning) addressed as subtopics.
This comprehensive book describes the causes, effects, and remedies for concrete wear and failure. It is a practical guide to evaluation of deterioration and its causes, selection of repair methods and materials, surface preparation, and quality assurance of the finished product. Hundreds of illustrations show users how to analyze, maintain, and repair concrete structures for optimal performance and cost-effectiveness.
The Fourth Edition of the most comprehensive collection of information on concrete repair ever assembled in a single source. It includes over 70 documents from many of the associations involved in the concrete repair industry’s Vision 2020 plan, including ACI, ICRI, NACE, SSPC, and the Army Corps of Engineers, and from the United Kingdom: the BRE and the Concrete Society.
This special publication is a compilation of existing articles on various structural strengthening, stiffening, and stabilization topics, including external bonded reinforcement, external post-tensioning, internal post-tensioning, section enlargement and overlays, supplemental framing and span shortening, and strengthening and stabilization of masonry structures. The purpose is to provide engineers and contractors with a single-source overview of the various materials and techniques available to solve strengthening, stiffening, and stabilization problems. The wealth of information provided should provide invaluable “food for thought” to facilitate the strengthening, stiffening, and stabilization design process.