Remedial Measures to prevent failure of Concrete

Remedies adopted to prevent failure of Concrete

Prevention of failure of Concrete will help preventing the building from failure. Good quality concreting strengthens the building and keeps it standing. Failure of Concrete results in structural failure of the building. Therefore, to prevent this from happening, measures have to be taken in order to strengthen the building and prevent it from structural failure.

Remedial Measures to prevent failure of Concrete
Remedial Measures to prevent failure of Concrete


It does not affect the strength adversely and reduces scatter compared with uncapped specimens.


  • Very good, expensive, very satisfactory results; it is done using silicon carbide abrasion. Specimens give same strength as cast face results.
  • Ideal capping shall have stress-strain properties similar to concrete, so that no splitting can take place and to achieve uniform stress distribution, it shall be 1.5mm to 3mm thick. A strong capping can increase the strength of the specimen.
  • Influence of capping is higher on high and medium strength concretes.
  • Capping can be done with neat cement after 2 hours of casting (to allow for plastic shrinkage of concrete). Dental plaster also can be used for capping due to its early strength gain and smooth finish it is viscous too. Do not use plaster of paris due to its low strength.

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Redesigning School of Planning and Architecture | Delhi

School of Planning and Architecture – SPA – Delhi


There are codes and with are de-codes. Environment by itself has a series of relationship with its elements with a certain pattern and alike to it is the city of Delhi. It holds within it layers of architecture of different time periods and eventually today it stands as a example of a place which has held all threads together yet attaining the cosmopolitan balance required to day. The design tries and depicts the essence of the spaces in Delhi like the gallis, chowks, dhabas…etc. by coming out with spaces which code and un-code visually or as per the activity pattern. The design further developed by understanding what a convention centre means in the Indian context hence consciously efforts have been on the lines to come out with a design which drifts away from the mall culture of Delhi and to come out with an amalgamation of ethnic elements of the capital city with the new age technology.

Site Justification and Analysis


Lodhi road, New Delhi

SPA - Delhi
SPA - Delhi

The road in front being 25m wide. The area is surrounded by many historical and official buildings like the Humayun’s Tomb and the Indian Habitat Centre respectively for making the site desirable for the project. Also the fact that the chosen area has green spaces along with public transport facilities add to the viability factor of choosing the mentioned site for the design.

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