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Action in the case of non-conformity of concrete structures

Action in the case of non-conformity of concrete structures (C519)

As construction techniques become more sophisticated and the requirements of contract programmes become more demanding, nonconformities, ie elements and materials that do not conform to the specification - and the problems that they cause are becoming increasingly commonplace and difficult to resolve. If such issues are not considered until they arise, delays and costs can escalate alarmingly. Remedying defects in concrete construction in the UK is extremely expensive and can lead to unproductive confrontation between the parties involved.

This guide is aimed at helping those involved in the construction process to arrive as quickly as possible at pragmatic, cost-effective solutions that are acceptable to all the parties concerned - ie to achieve the win-win situations advocated in the Latham report.

Based on research initiated by CIRIA and the Concrete Society, this guides encourages practical application of a spirit of mutually beneficial problem-solving. It will be of particular interest to designers, specifiers, constructors and supervisors involved in concrete construction, along with mediators and conciliators.

ISBN: 978-0-86017-519-3
Author: Ainsworth, P R and Hopkins, C J
Number of pages: 124 (paperback)
Publisher: CIRIA
Date of Publication: January 2000

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