CONCRETE REPAIR, REHABILITATION AND RETROFITTING II
These Proceedings represent papers presented at the Second International Conference on Concrete Repair, Rehabilitation and Retrofitting (ICCRRR 2008), Cape Town, South Africa, November 2008. The conference Proceedings contain papers presented at the conference, and classified into a total of 12 sub themes which can
be grouped under three main themes:
− Concrete durability aspects
− Condition assessment of concrete structures
− Concrete repair, rehabilitation and retrofitting
A large number of papers discuss performance and assessment of innovative materials for durable concrete construction. Interesting fields, some quite new, are covered, such as self-healing techniques, high performance concretes, and strain hardening composites. The amount of papers submitted on the topic of service life modelling and prediction of durability confirms the positive international developments towards performance-based methods for durability design and specification. Another fact that is evident from the paper submissions is that large advances have recently been made in the fields of non-destructive testing and condition assessment of concrete structures. The papers in the proceedings cover interesting new techniques for the assessment of reinforcement corrosion and their interpretation. Further, vibration-based evaluation of the structural capacity of reinforced concrete members is discussed, representing a relatively new and promising technique for the assessment of corrosion- or fire-damaged structures.