This project has examined the major factors that contribute to premature deterioration of concrete structures, develop cost effective concrete mix design to enhance the durability of future structures and make recommendations on improvements in construction practice and workmanship considered necessary to improve service life.This final report combines the information and discussions provided in all the previous milestone reports viz., Inception report, Condition survey report and Final laboratory and field testing report and provides final recommendation to LGED on the specification of concrete mix for coastal districts of Bangladesh. This report addresses the comments made by various stakeholders at the workshop. This report further analyses the results obtained in field and laboratory study phase by using service-life models to evaluate the minimum durability cover required for a defined exposure condition. This report provides final recommendation in terms of limiting values for concrete mix based on the exposure classification in the coastal regions of Bangladesh.
This work is part of the Applied Research on Rural Roads and Transport Services through Community Access Programmes in Africa and Asia (AFCAP2 and AsCAP)
Mott MacDonald (2018). Climate Resilient Concrete Structures in Marine Environment of Bangladesh - Final Project Report. London: ReCAP for DFID.
Published 28 February 2018