Evaluation and Repair of 100-Year-Old Concrete Structures


The current trend toward revitalization of many cities’ downtown districts has resulted in change in use of reinforced-concrete industrial buildings to condominiums or office buildings. Many cities also have bridges and other civil engineering structures that are approaching one hundred years in age. Evaluation of these structures is necessary due to this change of use, particularly when additions or alterations result in increased stresses or different load paths. Read on to learn how it's important to carefully consider materials, detailing, and historic construction techniques to design appropriate repairs.