Guide to the Deterioration and Failure of Building Materials

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Thomas Telford, 2002 - Architecture - 163 pages
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Professionals concerned with the built environment are all too often confronted with cases where building materials have failed prematurely. The information required for the understanding of the causes of such failures, or for the appropriate remedial action is available in a number of texts, however it is generally buried under a mass of other information.
 

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Contents

Chapter
3
Alkaliaggregate reaction
22
Conditions necessary for alkaliaggregate reaction
24
Chemical attack on concrete
25
Remedial action
31
Suppression of metal corrosion
37
Further reading
50
Calcium silicate masonry
66
The dominant cause for failure of concrete in structures is corrosion
77
Agents of attack
88
Preventive actions
101
Preventive and remedial actions
114
Corrosion damage to reinforced concrete
118
Deterioration of masonry
128
Timber deterioration
142
Bibliography
157

Tiling failures
75

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Building Adaptation
James Douglas
No preview available - 2006

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