the future of bridge inspection

The Future of Bridge Inspection

The Canadian Highway Bridge Design Code (S6-14, 2014) considers a service life of 75 years for newly constructed bridge. What does this mean in engineering terms? It means that the bridges of the future should have satisfactory performance, both durability and structural, during the proposed life-cycle. This can be quite challenging when we look closely; Read more about The Future of Bridge Inspection[…]

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Deterioration of Concrete Structures

Why concrete structures fail? Concrete has long been known as a reliable construction material, but deficiencies in material selection, detailing, and design can affect the service life of Concrete. Deterioration of concrete structures can become a challenge for the owners of these structures. It is important to identify these defects on time, and plan appropriate Read more about Deterioration of Concrete Structures[…]

Damaged Bridges

How to Test Damaged Bridges?

Damaged Bridges are a major concern in the maintenance and operation of transportation infrastructure. Bridge structures in North America were mainly developed in the 1960’s and 1970’s and are rapidly approaching the end of their initial service life. Major mega cities in North America spend millions of dollars each year to keep these structures safe and Read more about How to Test Damaged Bridges?[…]

Patch Repair

Patch Repair: Dos and Don’ts

What happens when the patch repair is only done in damaged area?  When a corrosion sign and rust stain appear on the concrete surface, it is the time to do something in order to stop corrosion propagation. Depending on corrosion type and propagation, the required intervention and precautionary measure are adopted. The remedial action may Read more about Patch Repair: Dos and Don’ts[…]

ASR-Corrosion

Corrosion in Concrete

It is common to see map crack networks over the concrete elements of aged infrastructure along with leaching signs. It might be interesting to know that no structural collapse has been reported so far because of the ASR cracking in North America. However, the question arises as to whether it is required to manage ASR Read more about Corrosion in Concrete[…]

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