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The challenge of a perpetual service life: conservation of concrete heritage



Title: The challenge of a perpetual service life: conservation of concrete heritage
Author(s): Herdis A. Heinemann, Rob P.J. van Hees, Timo G. Nijland, Hielkje Zijlstra
Paper category : conference
Book title: 2nd International Symposium on Service Life Design for Infrastructures
Editor(s): K. van Breugel, Guang Ye, Yong Yuan
Print-ISBN: 978-2-35158-096-7
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-097-4
Publisher: RILEM Publications SARL
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 1067 - 1074
Total Pages: 8
Nb references: 23
Language: English


Abstract: The conservation of historic concrete buildings is a recent and increasing field. Specific concrete conservation techniques have not been developed yet. In practice, concrete conservation relies on concrete repair techniques and knowledge only. The development of specific concrete conservation strategies and techniques is urgent, as heritage values of the historic concrete are often endangered by repair approaches. The desire to preserve these concrete monuments for future generations asks for a perpetual service life. In this paper, additional requirements for an improved service life of monuments will be discussed. The variety of historic concrete and possible heritage values is illustrated by examples of historic concrete surface finishes found in the Netherlands.


Online publication: 2011-04-20
Publication type : full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00