Seminar:“Technologies for the Refurbishment of Durable Reinforced Concrete Structures, according to EN 1504”

March 12th, 2013

Epoka University in collaboration with SIKA Hellas ABEE, distributor of FRP (Fiber Reinforced Polymers) in Greece organized a Technical Seminar related to  “Technologies for the Refurbishment of Durable Reinforced Concrete Structures, according to EN 1504”. The lecture was held by  Georgios Karydis (Civil Engineer, MSc, MNACE), a representative of the company, and was structured in the following main topics:

1-      Pathology of Reinforced Concrete Structures;

2-      Structural Appraisal and Assessment;

3-      Repair and Protection;

4-      Structural Strengthening.

The aim of this seminar was to introduce to the  civil engineers and academicians in Albania the recent advances in assessment, protection and strengthening of reinforced concrete structures. Hence more than 80 participants were invited to attend this seminar, including representatives of construction companies, civil engineering professors and students.

Particular attention was given to the strengthening  process of structural members with the FRP materials, due to the ongoing research work in Epoka University related to this topic.