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The International Concrete Abstracts Portal is an ACI led collaboration with leading technical organizations from within the international concrete industry and offers the most comprehensive collection of published concrete abstracts.
Title: Strengthening Techniques For Concrete Structures Economy, Aesthetics, Performance
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Abstract:Considering the worldwide population of concrete structures that are entering, or have entered, the “repair phase” of their life cycle; it is no wonder that the infrastructure upgrade market keeps on growing annually. Another area within the repair market that is growing, which offers challenging but rewarding opportunities to specialty engineers, contractors, and material suppliers is the upgrade and strengthening of existing structures. In the past, functionally obsolete structures were routinely demolished and new ones were constructed. Lately, with the higher cost of new construction along with public conservation awareness, there is a trend to repair and upgrade deteriorated structures rather than replace them with new ones. This is especially true for buildings of historic value. With increased zoning and environmental regulations it is more difficult to construct new buildings; thus, the volume of structural upgrades of concrete structures is increasing. In addition, structural upgrade and renovation may be the most economic, timely, and practical course of action.
Concrete Institute of Australia, International Partner Access.
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