The Parking garage problem

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ConferenceLearning From Experience / Avoiding Failures - 4th Canadian Building Congress Programme Abstracts = Comment é viter les désordres en tirant profit de l'expérience - 4iè me Congrès Canadien du Bâtiment Programme Résumés: 06 October 1985, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Pages214218; # of pages: 5
Subjectparking garages; steel; corrosion; salts;; restoration of deteriorated parking garages; mechanism of steel corrosion; deicers; Parking garages; garage de stationnement; acier; corrosion; sel (chimie)
AbstractAlthough estimates are not accurate, it is clear that over $ 3 billion will have to be spent to restore deteriorated parking garages. By examining the mechanism of corrosion of the reinforcing steel - the chief cause of deterioration - practical means to avoid or at least retard the galvanic reaction can be identified. The use of salt as deicer has benefits but at a very considerable cost. A description of what has and is being done in an organizational way to aid users and the industry is given. Beyond the technical aspects the question arises why the parking garage problem was not avoided and what built-in safeguards are in place which will identify the emergence of a potentially costly problem at an early stage.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number27897
NPARC number20331660
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