I gave a presentation at the Institution of Structural Engineers Small Practitioners Conference on 26 June 2018. That presentation focused on understanding the CDM 2015 Designer Duties.
This post contains the video of my presentation. The slides can also be downloaded.
Deterioration and defects – what are the risks to the safety and service life of concrete structures?
Concrete structures can be affected by a range of defects and deterioration. These can impact on both the safety and service life of structures.
The most common forms of defects and deterioration that may occur in concrete structures, how they occur and what the potential effects on structural safety and service life are discussed in this article. References are provided for further information.
Reinforced concrete structures degrade with time and exposure to the environment, particularly if that environment contains salts. That degradation can lead reinforcement to corrode, and this can affect the safety and load-carrying capacity of concrete structures.
The data from existing research were reviewed to produce an overview of the structural effects of chloride-induced corrosion on reinforced concrete structures. The effects on the following are covered in this article: