The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 64 (1986) > Issues > Issue 2 > The Design Life of Concrete Structures
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The Design Life of Concrete Structures

The life of concrete structures in service depends not only on the production and placing of durable concrete, but also on proper design, detailing and construction methods, and on appropriate levels of maintenance. Past and present procedures for achieving this are reviewed, shortcomings identlped, and suggestions made for improvement in the future. G. Somerville