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Concrete Structural Repair Methods

Webinar: ID# 1014092
Recorded CD
About This Course:
Interested in learning more or in refreshing your knowledge about the nuts and bolts of concrete repair? Presented by an expert in the field of concrete, the agenda is intended for a broad audience.

Highlights of this training session include common causes of concrete deterioration, condition assessment - defining the extent and cause of damage, common repair techniques and materials, use of mock-ups to select techniques and materials, and tips on managing client expectations and contractor performance and costs.

You will come away with a better understanding of concrete as well as the knowledge of how to select appropriate repair strategies, and ultimately, better apply concrete in practice.


Common Types of Damage
  • Reinforcement Corrosion
  • Freeze/Thaw Cycles
  • Alkali-Silica Reaction
  • Sulfate Attack
Common Ways of Surveying Extent of Damage
  • Visual Inspection
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Sampling and Laboratory Work
Building Code Requirements for Concrete Repair
    Common Repair Techniques
    • Concrete Patching
    • Protective Coating
    • Corrosion Mitigation
    Usefulness of Mock-Ups
      Need for Owner Contingency
        Basis of Design Report
          Bid Form Strategy and Process-Based Payment Milestones
            Monthly Monitoring and Reconciliation of Quantities
              Use of a Look-Ahead Dynamic Quantity Log Faculty

              Paul L. Kelley P.E.
              • With Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. since 1979 and currently is a senior principal of the firm
              • Structural engineering division head of SGH's Waltham, Massachusetts, office and structural engineering region head for SGH's east coast operations, with three offices located in Waltham, Manhattan, New York and Rockville, Maryland, Chicago, Illinois
              • Project manager on numerous projects involving structural analysis and design of reinforced concrete, steel and masonry structures
              • Other projects involving the investigation, evaluation and repair of structures have required his leadership in the condition appraisal, restoration engineering and preparation of contract documents for remedial work
              • Member of numerous organizations including the American Society of Civil Engineers, the Boston Society of Civil Engineers and the American Concrete Institute
              • Written extensively on the topics of diagnosis of concrete failure, preparation of concrete for repair and selection of repair materials
              • Articles have been featured in publications such as STRUCTURE magazine, ASCE Journal of Composites for Construction, Concrete International, The Construction Specifier, ASCE Civil Engineering and the ACI Concrete Repair Bulletin
              • B.S. degree in civil engineering and M.S. degree in structural engineering, Tufts University
              Concrete Structural Repair Methods
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