Inspection of industrial structures utilises a condition rating system to track the degradation level of steel and concrete over time, using a 1 to 5 scale rating (pristine to unserviceable). The system allows for a consistent rating from any inspecting engineers. The paper gives background on the condition rating from the inspection system developed by ASPEC’s engineers.
Innovative strategies were required when presented with a variety of challenges for this large scale building foundation design. These include future proofing the foundation design for changes in design loading, as well as implementing efficient constructability solutions due to the challenging site environment.