CROSS Safety Report
Demolition of Multi-Storey Car Park (MSCP) reveals poor concrete
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During the demolition of a MSCP, the quality of the concrete in critical load bearing members was found to be extremely poor.
Key Learning Outcomes
For design engineers and construction professionals:
Careful consideration should be given to concrete mix design to ensure the required strength and durability are achieved
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A reporter was involved in the demolition, by the controlled use of explosives, of an MSCP. This was a lift slab construction which had been previously repaired (2-3 years ago) and had continued to deteriorate. The concrete within critical load bearing members was found, during the drilling process for the explosives, to be extremely poor quality.
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