This state-of-art Reference book offers almost all there is to know about ârehabilitationâ of concrete and composite bridges. Drawn from the authorâs experience over a multitude of projects in many countries, this entirely practice-oriented âPrescriptionsâ book provides a detailed excursion into the types of distress, cracks and wounds usually observable and their remedies.
More than 400
illustrations and photographs have been used to unfold the various facets of
bridge repairs and strengthening. Meant specifically for consultants,
contractors and their clients, the book is an indispensable reference for
conducting inspections, condition surveys, performance monitoring, and
diagnostic tests for bridge maintenance & repair. Besides providing a
tool-kit approach for repair and strengthening of bridges, the book also goes
into details of emergency bridging arrangements.
Dr. Raina presently the Technical Director at ITNL (- IL&FS Group) - was until recently Technical Advisor to the US (PWA) andÂ for theÂ 40 Km. long Bahrain - Qatar Sea-link Project, Govât of Bahrain. Previously he was Senior Expert and Consultant to the United Nations and the World Bank in many countriesÂ for many years as also the Team LeaderÂ of the United Nations Team of Experts in Saudi Arabia for the multi-billion Dollar extensiveÂ Roads network Development and Maintenance program. He was also the Operations Advisor and Independent Consultant to various Consulting Engineering organizations in the fields of Bridges, Contract Management and Contracts. As a professional practitioner, Dr. Raina has also trained many host-country senior engineers in these fields through the aegis of the UN and the World Bank.