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Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Structures

Course Outline

Distress and deterioration of concrete may be caused by many different factors such as accidental loading, chemical reactions, corrosion of embedded metal, freezing and thawing, and inadequate construction or design. This course provides guidance on evaluating the condition of the concrete in a structure, relating the condition of the concrete to the underlying cause or causes of that condition, selecting an appropriate repair material and method for any deficiency found, using the selected materials and methods to repair or rehabilitate the structure, and preparing concrete investigation reports for repair and rehabilitation projects. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of course materials.

Learning Objective

At the conclusion of this course, the student will:

Course Content

The purpose of this course is to provide guidance on evaluation and repair of concrete structures. You are required to study the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-2002:

Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Structures (1995 edition, 184 pages, a PDF file, 13 MB)

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The following contains the outline of the Engineering Manual EM 1110-2-2002:

Engineering and Design - Evaluation and Repair of Concrete Structures

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Evaluation of the Concrete in Concrete Structures
Chapter 3 - Causes of Distress and Deterioration of Concrete
Chapter 4 - Planning and Design of Concrete Repair
Chapter 5 - Concrete Removal and Preparation for Repair
Chapter 6 - Materials and Methods for Repair and Rehabilitation
Chapter 7 - Maintenance of Concrete
Chapter 8 - Specialized Repairs
Chapter 9 - Concrete Investigation Reports
Appendix A - References
Appendix B - Glossary
Appendix C - Abbreviations

Course Summary

This manual discusses both concrete evaluation methods and the concrete repair techniques. It also contains many illustrative photos and diagrams to assist readers to have a better understanding of the materials and methods.


Once you finish studying the above course content you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.

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DISCLAIMER: The materials contained in the online course are not intended as a representation or warranty on the part of or any other person/organization named herein. The materials are for general information only. They are not a substitute for competent professional advice. Application of this information to a specific project should be reviewed by a registered professional engineer. Anyone making use of the information set forth herein does so at their own risk and assumes any and all resulting liability arising therefrom.