Strength evaluation by load testing

March 30, 2007
Publication: Concrete International, ACI v 29 n 3
Author(s): Filippo Masetti Nehil E.T. Nanni A.

Abstract: In this article, we'll summarize recent work by ACI Committee 437, Strength Evaluation of Existing Concrete Structures, to provide updated recommendations for load testing as a means of safety verification for existing concrete structures. We'll also discuss the debate among ACI members regarding proposed changes to load testing practice. More detailed information on these topics will soon be available in a report by ACI Committee 437.