Proceedings pro026 : International RILEM Workshop on On Site Control and Non Destructive Evaluation of Masonry Structures and Materials

Title: International RILEM Workshop on On Site Control and Non Destructive Evaluation of Masonry Structures and Materials
Edited by L. Binda and R.C. de Vekey
ISBN: 2-912143-34-9
e-ISBN: 2351580141
Pages: 386
Publication date: 2003

The site control during construction and the on-site investigation for the diagnosis of the state of conservation of existing masonry building were the subjects of the workshop. For the above mentioned type of investigations no standards or code exist on procedures and testing. The scope of the RILEM TC 177-MDT is the preparation of recommendations and guidelines for the use and application of non-destructive techniques to be applied on-site for the control of new masonry structure construction and for the diagnosis of historic masonry structures.
This workshop had the aim of bringing together international experts to scrutinise and consolidate the state-of-the-art in the site control and NDT (non-destructive techniques) applied to contemporary and historic masonry buildings.

The presentations were divided into six sessions as follows:
1) Site control on materials and workmanship
2) Structural monitoring of exiting buildings
3) Non structural monitoring systems
4) Minor destructive techniques (MDT)
5) Non-destructive techniques (NDT)
6) Complementary use of tests and case history

Active discussions were developed around the limits and advantages of the site ND evaluation of masonries.
The Workshop clearly reached the goal of confirming the advanced preparation of the TC members but also to enlighten the need of dealing with some topics as monitoring and use of thermography and of simple site tests.


Author(s): L. Binda, R. de Vekey
Pages: XIII - XV

Part one: Site control on materials and workmanship

Effective techniques for site control of masonry construction
Author(s): B. de Vekey
Pages: 3 - 12

Small-scale direct tension test for the determination of bond strength and mortar microstructure in masonry
Author(s): H. Sugo
Pages: 13 - 23

Site control on masonry materials and workmanship in Norway
Author(s): A. Waldum
Pages: 25 - 31

Quality control of masonry mortars in the United States
Author(s): M. Schuller
Pages: 33 - 44

Joints - Problems related to bad workmanship or to the inappropriate construction techniques in masonry
Author(s): V. Bosiljkov
Pages: 45 - 58

Bremortest for site control of mortar composition
Author(s): B. de Vekey
Pages: 59 - 66

Part two: Structural monitoring of existing buildings

Structural assessment, monitoring and evaluation of existing masonry buildings in seismic regions
Author(s): M. Tomaževič
Pages: 69 - 80

A low-cost procedure for quick monitoring of monuments and buildings
Author(s): C. Rossi, P.P. Rossi
Pages: 81 - 93

Part three: Non structural monitoring systems

Part four: Minor destructive techniques

Part five: Non destructive techniques

Part six: Complementary use of testing and case history

Part seven: Case history by the sponsors