Six axioms for building durable concrete structures

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Series titleConstruction Technology Update; no. 8
Physical description4 p.
AbstractWhen can a concrete structure be considered durable? In one way, one can say it is durable when it is able to sustain the serviceability for which it was designed. A prospective view would be to say that a durable concrete is the reward for heeding all six axioms: 1) match the materials to the environment; 2) combine only materials with similar properties; 3) assess the limitations of a particular material in its functional context; 4) protect materials from general deterioration; 5) allow for change in use in the design; and 6) provide regular maintenance through routine repair. Axioms can be a tall order but in this case they pay off.
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PublisherInstitute for Research in Construction. National Research Council Canada
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAussi disponible en français : Six règles pour construire des ouvrages en béton durables
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NRC number41905
NPARC number20325655
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Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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