Author(s): Prof Komal Bedi
Published in: International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology
License: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Volume/Issue: Vol.2 - Issue 9 (September - 2013)
The retrofit process is a general term that may consist of a variety of treatments, including: preservation, rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction. Selecting the appropriate treatment strategy is a great challenge involved in the retrofit process and must be determined individually for each project. Depending on project objectives, preservation and renovation of buildings may involve an array of diverse technical considerations, such as fire life safety, geotechnical hazards and remedies, weathering and water infiltration, structural performance under earthquake and wind loads.
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