This one day classroom course reviews the factors controlling the durability and long-term behaviour of steel and concrete, and their combination as reinforced and prestressed concrete. The durability of polymers and polymer composites is also considered in relation to their use as protective layers and as repair materials.
The course uses a number of case studies of structures showing either good or poor durability to allow the material presented to be placed within its engineering context. The course will also consider the common types of deterioration/defects observed in bridges and other structures and reviews some of the available testing and repair techniques that might be applied to help manage such assets over time.
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Our new Bridge Management and Durability of Bridges and Structures courses will give you an overview of different types of bridge inspections and how the collected data is linked with Bridge Management decisions. Our courses also cover deterioration and defects on concrete and steel bridges and their causes and will give you an overview of a number of repair and testing techniques that are available.