According to the 2013 Report Card published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), one in nine bridges in the United States is structurally deficient. Tight budgets require efficiencies when selecting work to be done and so priority is often given to those tasks that will make these structures last as long as possible. But bridges aren’t the only concern. This is also true in the nuclear industry as evidenced by the discovery of ASR concrete degradation at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant in New Hampshire in 2009. This event alerted the NRC to the potential for similar problems in other nuclear plants at a time when the industry was licensing renewal applications for decades-old nuclear reactors to be extended well beyond their original design lifetimes. And, while the foremost skill set in many concrete projects is structural engineering and risk assessment, the detailed calculations of stresses to identify or address critical areas of concern, require accurate knowledge of structure-specific material properties. As a project manager, you need to know when a detailed material evaluation is necessary and how to make repair/replace decisions that maximize the value received while working with a limited budget. Join us as we present real world examples that demonstrate the important role of material properties in concrete engineering assessments and repair projects.
Matthew J. Perricone, Ph.D., Principal Investigator at RJ Lee Group
April D. Snyder, Construction Materials Laboratory Manager at RJ Lee Group
Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI)
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