A highly interactive training course on

Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Assessment, Repairs & Risk-Based Inspection
Coventry Academy -  Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures

Course Schedules

 22-26 Jul 2024
 16-20 Dec 2024

Training course overview

Buildings are designed to last for a long time, but many factors, such as corrosion and the brittle increment of concrete, can have an impact on their performance. These factors can cause varying degrees of deterioration in the buildings. Furthermore, buildings may be harmed as a result of deficiencies in the design of the superstructure as well as the interaction of the substructure and soil foundation. It is critical to have a good understanding of the parameters that affect structures in order to avoid many problems and extend the life of buildings. Structural engineers are in charge of evaluating the current state of the system and recommending the type of solution needed to ensure that the modifications are safe, efficient, and cost-effective. This Durability of Reinforced Concrete Structures training course will feature Assessment, Repairs & Risk-Based Inspection.

This Coventry Academy training course will feature:

  • The main properties of fresh and hard concrete
  • Reasons of cracks and its solutions
  • Knowledge of destructive and nondestructive tests
  • Soil mechanics and its classification and problematic soils
  • Precautions to be considered for changing the use of the building

What are the goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to: 

  • Know the different forms of reasons for evaluating existing concrete structures, as well as the procedures for doing so
  • Know how new live loads would need to be investigated if a residential building is to be used as offices and statistical data on maximum wind speed or maximum snow accumulation becomes available
  • Learn the effects of seismic activity and the need to evaluate the resistance of old buildings
  • Learn the techniques for assessing and retrofitting fragile systems
  • Examine buildings that have been subjected to such severe results, as well as know the guidelines for repair and the manufacture of robust concrete
  • Learn the traditional materials such as steel and concrete

Who is this training course for?

This Coventry Academy training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Construction engineers
  • Design structural engineers
  • Supervisors
  • Maintenance Engineers and Planners

How will this training course be presented?

This Coventry Academy training course will utilise a variety of proven adult learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension and retention of the information presented. This includes case studies, lectures, group work, discussion, and presentation.

Course Outline

Day One: Introduction to Types of Cracks
  • Overview of planned maintenance principals and characteristics of world-class planned maintenance
  • Reliability and maintenance issues in each design phase and cracks in building
  • Repair of cracks, material and system and monitoring of cracks
  • Testing of concrete in the structure
  • Destructive tests: cores and pull outs
  • Nondestructive tests: Rebound hammer, penetration resistance and UPV
Day Two: Loads and Reasons of Failure
  • Failure mode of concrete structure
  • Corrosion effect on structure risk
  • Seismic rehabilitation of existing buildings
  • Cost, functional and aesthetic considerations
  • Retrofitting of structural system by enhancing strength and continuity
  • Rehabilitation of non-structural elements
Day Three:  Types of Tests
  • Assessment concrete structure and fresh and hardening concrete test
  • Use of plates with bolts and/or epoxy fixing
  • Jacketing of columns
  • Use of new technologies such as carbon fibres and resin
  • Application to enhance flexure and shear and use as column confinement
  • ACI requirements for the evaluation of existing structures
Day Four: Soil Problems
  • Soil classification and Shear strength in soil
  • Problematic soil
  • Foundation movement inspection and interpretation and tests for evaluating the soil below the foundation
  • Underpinning of building structures
  • Chemical attacks marine environment
  • Durability of concrete as influenced by the used material and systems
Day Five: Types of Repair
  • Repair of historic and heritage buildings
  • High level of uncertainty
  • Constraints on available retrofitting systems: reversibility is a must
  • Changed use of a building
  • Types of repair the RC structures
  • Post test

The certificate

  • Coventry Academy Certificate of Completion for delegates who attend and complete the training course

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