Managing risk for concrete repair to multi-storey buildings

Author(s): P. Storey, J.A. Wium
Paper category: Conference
Book title: Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting III (ICCRRR)
Editor(s): M.G. Alexander, H.-D. Beushausen, F. Dehn, P. Moyo
Print ISBN: 978-0-415-89952-9
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Pages: 213 - 214
Total Pages: 2
Language: English

The repair of multi-storey concrete frame buildings requires, besides the correct evaluation of the condition of the structure and the selection of the appropriate repair technology, the correct assessment of the risk involved, the apportionment of the risk between the parties involved in the repair process, and the management of the repair process to minimize the risk. This risk includes, amongst others, the absence of design and as built information, the often limited knowledge of the condition of the concrete, the imprecise quantification of the repairs to be carried out, the consistency of the quality of the repairs, and the long term performance of the repair materials. This paper first identifies the risks and explores how information models can reduce some aspects of the risk. It also defines the various parties involved with the repair of a concrete frame building, namely the building owner, consulting engineer, and contractor. It then looks at the manner in which these risks are apportioned and contracted between these various parties. The forms of contract generally found in the construction industry are subsequently discussed with specific reference to how each deals with risk.

Online publication: 2014
Publication Type: abstract_only
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