A monitoring system for preventive and programmed maintenance of concrete structures - case histories and studies
Author(s): G. Moriconi
Paper category: Workshop
Book title: RILEM International workshop on performance-based specification and control of concrete durability
Editor(s): D. Bjegović, H. Beushausen, M. Serdar
Pages: 557 - 564
Total Pages: 8
Technical norms for construction worldwide recall durability as an essential property to guarantee adequate safety levels during the entire construction service life. In general, it is stated that durability can be achieved by using high performance materials or by adopting larger structural sizes in order to compensate for the expected deterioration of a lower performance material during the construction life cycle, or through the adoption of programmed maintenance procedures. Moreover, the reliability of the theoretical predictions on construction safety depends upon the control activities carried out during the construction design, building, maintenance and management phases. Therefore, responsibilities in relation to effective reliability and safety of structural works are confined no more to just the design and building phases, but they are extended to work management as well.
In this perspective, results of recent research and case histories from the application of a monitoring system to public concrete structures are presented, as a potential instrument in order to discuss and evaluate the opportunity of resorting to programmed maintenance plans, well able to reduce management costs while guaranteeing the required safety levels during the public works service life.
Online publication: 2013
Publication Type: full_text
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