Intended as a practical guide for all who may be required to undertake or manage the maintenance of masonry streuctures. It is aimed particularly at those whose training and experience has been directed more to design and construction than to maintenance and more to steel and concrete than to masonry. It deals with all the tasks which may fall to the maintenance engineer from the initial identification of defects and their diagnosis to their treatment and the monitoring of its cost effectiveness. It seeks to bring together as much information as possible concerning proven techniques and to illustrate these with actual case studies.It also details some of the latest relevant developments. It relates to civil engineering structures - bridges, viaducts, tunnels, culverts and sewers, retaining walls, wharves and quays, towers and shafts but not to buildings. Seperate chapters have been included in respect of other types of structure, such as tunnels, sewers and maritime works. Where appropriate, reference has been made to specific regulations, standards and codes of practice.
Although the book is written largely on the basis of British experience, relating courses of remedial action to British Standards and practices, the philosophies and principles described should be of universal application.
Part 1 Introduction: the approach to maintenance, A.M. Sowden; bricks, J. Morton; natural stonework, B.A. Richardson; mortar, R.C. de Vekey. Part 2 Inspection, investigation and assessment: inspection and recording, A. M. Sowden; the experimental investigation of defects, V.K. Sunley; assessment of the loan-carrying capacity of arch bridges, M.A. Crisfield and J. Page. Part 3 Deterioration - causes, characteristics and countermeasures: deterioration of materials, J.Morton et al; defects originating in the ground, C.J.F.P.Jones; defects due to wear and tear, A.M.Sowden et al; defects due to water, J.Powell; defects due to human actions and accidents, A.M.Sowden et al; defects due to vegetation, A.M.Sowden. Part 4 Remedial techniques: mechanical or pressure pointing, D.J.Ayres; grouting, W.B.Long; sprayed concrete, W.B.Long; mini-pile underpinning, I.W.Ellis; stitching, I.W.Ellis; ground anchors, I.W.Ellis; waterproofing, R.O.Hall. Part 5 Special types of structure: Tunnels, A.M.Sowden; sewers and culverts, G.F.Read; structures in maritime locations, A.D.M.Bellis; dry stone walls, C.J.F.P.Jones; structures of historic interest, R.L.Mills; CODA, A.M.Sowden.
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 30th August 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.1
Weight (kg): 1.1
Edition Number: 1