oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Repair of a concrete tower block at the University of Durban-Westville

Volume 33, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



A contract dealing with large-scale repairs to a concrete tower block is descriptionbed. This arose from widespread corrosion of the reinforcement, and some 4 500 separate spalls were eventually identified. Data is provided on the cost, size, frequency and distribution of repairs and ways are considered of dealing with large fluctuations in costs that can occur in contracts of this type.

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