Accredited with the Engineering Council of South Africa. The two-day course will deal with many of the deterioration mechanisms of concrete that can make a reinforced concrete structure partially or totally unusable, aesthetically unacceptable or unsafe. The incidence of acidic gasses in the atmosphere is increasing steadily and is able to reduce the ability of concrete to protect steel reinforcement. The mechanism is not clearly understood by designers and contractors, and will be explained along with the cause of many other aggressive factors that act on concrete
Where does the responsibility of a consulting engineer or contractor end? On the completion date, at the end of a maintenance period or when the structure requires maintenance some 50 years after construction. From whom can the client claim costs of repair at that stage?
Concrete is subject to deterioration due to several factors ranging from abrasion of floor surfaces, exposure to acids and corrosion of steel reinforcement. Proper specification, testing and workmanship can prolong the useable life-span of reinforced concrete structures.
If you don’t already have an account click the button below to create your account.Create New Account