The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 72 (1994) > Issues > Issue 19 > The Strengthening of High-Rise Domestic and Industrial Buildings in Hong Kong
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The Strengthening of High-Rise Domestic and Industrial Buildings in Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Housing Authority is responsible for housing alrnost 3M people in over 1500 multistorey reinforced-concrete buildings. It is also responsible for the construction and maintenance of a number of 'flatted factories' that provide employment for public-housing tenants. In the mid-1980s, deficiencies in concrete strength, giving rise to serious concerns over structural adequacy, came to light in a number of domestic and industrial buildings which had been constructed during the late 1960s and early 1970s. This paper describes how these deficiencies were remedied by strengthening techniques developed against a background of social considerations and practical constraints. P.R. Ainsworth, R. Crane, G.G. Payne and R.A.M. Watkins

Author(s): Ainsworth, P R;Crane, R;Payne, G G;Watkins, R A M

Keywords: hong kong;housing;industrial buildings;multistorey buildings;1960s;1970s;strengthening;repairing;reinforced concrete;durability;appraising;loads;joints;stitching;walls;flats;external;jacking;shores;piling