Structural condition assessment

Author: Robert T. Ratay
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780471647195
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In Structural Condition Assessment, editor-in-chief Robert T. Ratay gathers together the leading people in the field to produce the first unified resource on all aspects of structural condition assessment for strength, serviceability, restoration, adaptive reuse, code compliance, and vulnerability. Organized by the four main stages of a structural evaluation, this book provides an introduction to structural deterioration and its consequences, the business and legal aspects of conducting an evaluation, initial survey and evaluation techniques for various structures, and specific tests for five of the most common structural materials (concrete, steel, masonry, timber and fabric.)

Guideline for Structural Condition Assessment of Existing Buildings

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers
Publisher: ASCE Publications
ISBN: 9780784470480
Format: PDF, ePub
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A variety of factors?changing economic conditions, concern for historic preservation, emphasis on fully utilizing conveniently located structures, space shortages, and increasing cost of materials and products used in the construction of new buildings?has resulted in a need to evaluate and more fully utilize the existing building inventory. To this end, this Standard (an update of ASCE 11-90)Øprovides the design community with guidelines for assessing the structural conditions of existing buildings constructed of combinations of material, including concrete, masonry, metals, and wood.ØThis volume containsØof an overview of preliminary and detailed assessment procedures, of materials properties and test methods, and of evaluation procedures for various physical conditions of the structure. This Standard will provide a much-needed resource standard for building condition assessment for selected materials and for other areas related to the structural performance of buildings. Professional engineers, building owners, and regulatory officials will find this Standard invaluable.

Condition Assessment of Aged Structures

Author: J K Paik
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 1845695216
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Any structural system in service is subject to age-related deterioration, leading to potential concerns regarding maintenance, health & safety, environmental and economic implications. Condition assessment of aged structures is an invaluable, single source of information on structural assessment techniques for marine and land-based structures such as ships, offshore installations, industrial plant and buildings. Topics covered include: - Current practices and standards for structural condition assessment - Fundamental mechanisms and advanced mathematical methods for predicting structural deterioration - Residual strength assessment of deteriorated structures - Inspection and maintenance of aged structures - Reliability and risk assessment of aged structures Professionals from a broad range of disciplines will be able to gain a better understanding of current practices and standards for structural condition assessment or health monitoring, and what future trends might be. Single source of information on structural assessment techniques for marine and land-based structures Examines the residual strength and reliability of aged structures Assesses current practices covering inspection, health monitoring and maintenance

Guideline for Condition Assessment of the Building Envelope

Author: Structural Engineering Institute
Publisher: Amer Society of Civil Engineers
ISBN: 9780784404836
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This Standard provides a guideline and methodology for assessing the condition and performance of existing building envelope systems and components, and identifying problematic and dysfunctional elements. As the adaptive reuse, rehabilitation, and improvement of existing buildings have assumed a more prominent role in meeting national needs, the ability to accurately assess the conditions of a building is imperative. The condition of the building envelope is most important since failures can result in safety and health problems, as well as structural damage. Proper evaluation of the building envelope is often the first step toward stabilization and rehabilitation of the building. This Standard is a compilation of basic information, procedures, and references, and will be an asset to the investigator developing a logical approach to the assessment of the building envelope in order to focus on fundamental defects rather than outward symptoms.

Workshop on Condition Assessment Inspection Devices for Water Transmission Mains

Author: K. Lillie
Publisher: American Water Works Association
ISBN: 1843399164
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Many water utilities have only a limited knowledge of the structural condition of their underground assets. In order to maintain optimum serviceability, it is increasingly important that utilities gain a better understanding of the current condition and performance of these buried assets. Regular inspection and condition assessment of pipelines can greatly assist utilities with developing robust and cost-effective operational maintenance programs, which will optimize capital expenditure while minimizing risk. The aim of the project was to conduct a state-of-the-art literature review of non-interruptive condition assessment inspection devices for large diameter transmission mains (greater than 12 inches). In addition, an expert panel workshop was to be held to review business needs and drivers, the performance of existing technologies, and future underground asset condition assessment research needs. The work program was carried out according to a number of specific tasks: . A detailed literature and manufacturer search and review of non-interruptive condition assessment inspection devices for large diameter transmission mains. . A telephone consultation with 41 water utilities to better understand the business needs, drivers, and the current use of condition assessment technologies. . Identification of experts to participate in the planned project workshop. . A 3-day workshop to review the business needs, performance of existing technologies, and asset condition assessment research needs. . Development of the project web site to promote the project and to share information generated during the project. . A reporting of the findings from the literature survey, consultation activities, and conclusions from the workshop.

Condition Control and Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures Exposed to Corrosive Environments carbonation chlorides

Author: fib Fédération internationale du béton
Publisher: fib Fédération internationale du béton
ISBN: 2883940991
Format: PDF, ePub
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For the ongoing condition assessment of concrete structures, it is necessary to identify the extent, nature, cause and prognosis of any deterioration using a range of tools and methods, including prediction models. Combined with the original design and construction details, this gives a vast amount of information over a long time period. A framework concept is therefore needed to process the entirety of the information in order to make sound investment decisions on future maintenance management. To provide such a framework, fib Bulletin 59 summarizes information published infib Bulletins 17, 22, 34 and 44 relevant to the control and assessment of reinforced concrete structures, and develops a practical concept of how, when and where to control the condition of an existing concrete structure in order to facilitate structural management. Thus it gives a basis for processing relevant information in order to make decisions on the appropriate course of action for condition control.

Condition Assessment Scheme

Publisher: IMO Publishing
ISBN: 9789280142075
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The Condition Assessment Scheme (CAS) for oil tankers was adopted in 2001 and is applicable to all single-hull tankers of 15 years or older. Although the CAS does not specify structural standards in excess of the provisions of other IMO conventions, codes and recommendations, its requirements stipulate more stringent and transparent verification of the reported structural condition of the ship and that documentary and survey procedures have been properly carried out and completed. The Scheme requires that compliance with the CAS is assessed during the Enhanced Survey Program of Inspections concurrent with intermediate or renewal surveys currently required by resolution A.744(18), as amended.--Publisher's description