With our specialist expertise and excellent facilities, we are ideally positioned to work with you to understand and manage any potential concrete durability problems.
Possible services for industry include chemical and microstructural characterization of small concrete samples through to probabilistic service life modeling of large structures.
Professor Nick Buenfeld, has a long and successful track record of acting as a consultant on a number of high profile engineering projects which include:
- EPR nuclear power stations. Advising AMEC/EDF on concrete specification.
- Devonport Royal Dockyard. Advising Babcock on the residual service life of a dry dock.
- Great Man-Made River Project, Libya. Advising on hot weather concreting and durability.
- Super-container Project, Belgium. Advising Belgian nuclear authority (ONDRAF NIRAS) on concrete containment of high level radioactive waste.
- Tsing Lung Bridge, Hong Kong. Advising Maunsell Asia on design for durability.
- Jubilee Line Extension, London. Life prediction and remote monitoring guidance for London Underground Ltd. /Infraco JNP.
- Beirut Sea Front Project, Lebanon. Advising Bouygues (design and build contractor) on repair of construction defects.
- Victoria Line, London. Assessment of the current condition and remaining life of concrete-lined tunnels.
- Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, Los Angeles. Advising Leo A. Daly (Architects) on how to achieve unusually long design life.
- Tsing Ma Bridge. Expert witness in litigation for the Hong Kong Government.
- Troll Offshore Platform. Theoretical investigation of the flow of sea-water through cracks in the prestressed concrete skirt compartments for Norwegian contractors.
- Dubai Dry Docks. Part of a UK based team, led by William J Marshall & Partners, advising the Ruler of Dubai's Office on causes of deterioration and repair options.
- Channel Tunnel. Member of team advising Mott MacDonald on concrete durability aspects of the design.