Assessment, Protection, Repair and Strengthening
Most concrete structures provide satisfactory performance over many decades but a significant number experience premature deterioration and require repair, especially in aggressive environments. Existing structures represents not only a huge economic investment that cannot easily be replaced, but...
Published April 30th 2015 by IHS BRE Press
This document aims to provide a basic understanding of the complex set of phenomena governing durability and long-term performance of concrete structures and how this forms a basis for service-life design. While consideration is given to concrete as a material, the focus is on the behaviour of the...
Published October 7th 2014 by IHS BRE Press
Concrete Usage in the London 2012 Olympic Park and the Olympic and Paralympic Village and its Embodied Carbon Content
Concrete is widely used in the Olympic Park and Olympic and Paralympic Village. Its specification and use provided an opportunity to reduce embodied carbon emissions involved in the construction of facilities and infrastructure, and to influence the overall carbon footprint of the London 2012 Games...
Published November 5th 2012 by IHS BRE Press
The progressive collapse of part of Ronan Point tower block in east London in 1968 was a very significant event in structural engineering in relation to the understanding of disproportionate damage to structures. There have been extensive research and investigations since then, including full-scale...
Published August 7th 2012 by IHS BRE Press