Non-destructive assessment of concrete durability of the national museum of western art in Japan

Author(s): K. Imamoto, A. Tanaka, M. Kanematsu
Paper category: Conference
Book title: 2nd International conference on Microstructural-related Durability of Cementitious Composites
Editor(s): Guang Ye, K. Van Breugel, Wei Sun, Changwen Miao
Print ISBN: 978-2-35158-129-2
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-123-0
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Pages: 752-759
Total Pages: 7
Language: English

The National Museum of Western Art (NMWA), designed by Le Corbusier and constructed in 1959, is an important cultural landmark of Japan. A working group (Chairman: Prof. Hiroyuki Suzuki, Aoyamagakuin Univ.) established under the Architectural Institute of Japan, assessed the condition of the structural concrete of this building, with the aim of devising a maintenance strategy in order to register the building as a national heritage site. This paper reports on the phenomenon responsible for the degradation and deterioration of the structural concrete members in the NMWA building, such as the steel corrosion risks due to carbonation. Non-destructive test (NDT) methods were employed for measuring the air permeability of the concrete cover and the cover thickness in order to assess the steel bar corrosion risk due to carbonation.

Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
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