Construction Solutions Blog

How to take care of aging concrete structures – what do the experts ...

Part 1: Professor Dr Mª Carmen Andrade, (Spain) The safety of structures, and the deterioration of the concrete from which they are made, are raising concerns in our ...
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Refurbishing aging dams for sustainable hydropower generation

Solutions and experiences from Master Builders Solutions   “…infrastructure cannot be taken for granted and the world needs to overcome the environmental damage faced by ...
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Refurbishment and protection of busy viaduct in the Czech Republic

Bridges, roads or viaducts are exposed to demanding conditions daily – heavy vehicles crossing the infrastructure bring the architecture to its limit of load-bearing ...
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The urgency of aging infrastructure in our smart and urbanized world

If you look around, you can see concrete structures almost everywhere – whether they are residential or commercial buildings, roads, bridges or dams, we, humankind, are ...
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Why does concrete crack? Part 3 Limiting the cracking phenomena

In view of  Part 1 and Part 2 of this article, should we conclude that the cracking of concrete cannot be avoided and should resign ourselves to the premature aging of ...
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Why does concrete crack? Part 2 - The impact of cracks

Cracks in a concrete structure reduce its strength and durability, leading to unplanned repair costs. As explained in Part 1 of this article, cracking is an unavoidable ...
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Why does concrete crack? Part 1 - The reasons

Concrete is the most common building material around the world. Since the invention of modern cement by Louis Vicat in 1817, research and development efforts have ...
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Maintenance and Repair of Concrete Structures

While small repairs usually don’t cost all that much, larger-scale repair work is a totally different matter – a truism, yes. But with construction projects in ...
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Torres Blancas, Spain: Corrosion stopped effectively

A corrosion-inhibiting impregnator from Master Builders Solutions saved the owners of the Torres Blancas holiday apartment complex in the Spanish Mediterranean a lot of ...
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