Extending the Service Life of Exposed Concrete Structures
Presented By: Charles Hammond, PE, SE, CWI, LEED AP, Walker Consultants
The service life of exposed structures can be extended when corrective and preventive repairs are performed regularly. Exposed concrete structures experience unusually harsh conditions compared to most buildings. Temperature extremes, dynamic loads, and de-icing agents are all potentially destructive to exposed structures. This presentation will explore strategies for specifying corrective and preventive repairs that can extend the service life of these structures.
Charles Hammond is a Restoration Consultant III with Walker Consultants. Mr. Hammond’s diverse international and domestic background has included restoration projects, new design projects, forensic investigations, and litigation work. Services provided on these projects have included structural analysis, construction administration, repair design, load testing, non-destructive testing, failure investigation, peer-review, and expert witness services among others. Mr. Hammond’s 13 years of design and forensic experience have included a variety of structure types including stadiums, medical facilities, high-rise buildings, residential buildings, industrial facilities, bridges, pavements, retaining walls, hydraulic structures, and commercial buildings. Mr. Hammond also holds a variety of certifications including being a licensed PE/SE in nine states, LEED Accredited, and a Certified Welding Inspector. Mr. Hammond holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Texas Tech University, and a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas both with an emphasis on structures.