Diagnostics – How to Determine the Health of Concrete Structures

Mike Rutherford, Freyssinet Australia Pty Ltd

Our ageing infrastructure is, in most cases, under more demand than originally designed for with asset maintenance to be undertaken over the balance of infrastructure service life becoming a major challenge to provide reliable and sustainable services.

Operating ageing facilities and structures efficiently and safely requires an asset maintenance cycle to include inspection, diagnosis, evaluation and implementation of the required remediation processes. In today’s business environment the preventative maintenance of ageing structures is becoming far more preferable to the construction of new structures once original design lives have been exceeded.


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