Speaker: Shaun Loeding, P.E.
Director of Strengthening Solutions at STRUCTURAL GROUP
Although the analysis and upgrade of concrete structures is somewhat of a “scientific art” that has been practiced for many years, it has evolved into a complex science that requires a blend of engineering, material science and construction perspectives. The techniques used to design and install these materials for upgrade applications are not common to the engineering and general construction industry which can make strengthening projects even more challenging and complex than new construction.
This presentation will describe the design strategies, different techniques, materials and design concepts used for upgrading concrete structures. Below is a brief outline of the presentation:
Factors affecting the performance or capacity of reinforced concrete
Strengthening with externally bonded FRP systems
Conventional strengthening techniques for cases where FRP is not viable
DUCON System – micro-reinforced concrete system used for strengthening