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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: Structural Repair of Fire Damaged
Author(s): Gerard De Lange
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 27-29
Keywords: abrasive blasting; adhesives; coatings;
cracking (fracturing); damage; epoxy resins; fire tests;
maintenance; repairs; shotcrete; spalling.
Abstract:An intense fire in the x-ray archives of the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Alkmaar, Holland, caused severe damage to the concrete structure. To determine the stability of the structure, several cores were taken from the beams and ceiling and the columns were tested ultrasonically. The consulting engineers con-cluded there was no reason to tear down the structure as long as the repairs were made very carefully by specialists in the field. Three repair techniques were used: structural repair of the cracks using epoxy injection, shotcrete repair of damaged concrete surfaces, and stiffening of structural members.
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