Reinforced concrete - use, deterioration and repair

This report introduces reinforced concrete and provides some understanding of the way in which it deteriorates, outlining the repair options.

Date
1 April 2000
Publisher
Heritage Office
Type
Heritage publications, Maintenance series, Publication
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 1-87641-5452
  • File PDF 27KB
  • Pages 5
  • Name reinforced-concrete-use-deterioration-and-repair.pdf

Concrete as a building material has been around for a very long time. In Yugoslavia, some has been identified which is thought to be over 7000 years old. It is present in the pyramids at Gizeh and the Romans used it in the Pantheon and in aqueducts in France, where it is still performing well. The earliest surviving Australian examples date from the 1860s and ’70s.

Concrete today is an indispensable part of the fabric of modern society, used for everything from mundane road pavements and high rise building structures to the more exotic such as ferro-cement yacht hulls.