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The Institution of Structural Engineers issued a report on this some years
ago. Information from is
copied below.

Structural effects of alkali-silica reaction

Technical guidance on appraisal of existing structures

This report has been prepared by an Institution Task Group and updates and
replaces the advice given in the previous report Structural effects of
alkali-silica reaction ? interim technical guidance on the appraisal of
existing structures, originally published in December 1988. It incorporates
new data derived from research work carried out by UK organisations, papers
presented at the 8th International alkali-aggregate reaction conference held
in Kyoto in 1989 and additional field experience of the problem.

The report is in three parts, namely:

ASR ? the process and its effects
assessment, appraisal and monitoring of structures
research needs.
These sections contain information on the development of ASR damage in the
UK, the chemical process of ASR, and the diagnosis and assessment of
expansion and cracking and its physical effects on concrete. Guidance on the
appraisal of strength and serviceability of ASR affected structures is also
given in addition to advice on the management and monitoring of affected
structures. A summary of test procedures is also included as an appendix
together with a substantial bibliography.

Ref. number 062 1992 48pp A4
Price £21 members/£35 non-members

James Cohen
James Cohen Consulting, P.C.
PO Box 130
Pennington, NJ 08534
Tel: (609) 730-0510
Fax: (609) 730-0511

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Rodgers <MarkR(--nospam--at)>
To: seaint(--nospam--at) <seaint(--nospam--at)>
Date: Tuesday, September 07, 1999 17:38
Subject: ASR Repair

>I am working on a remodel and addition to a retail store.  The concrete
>parapets exhibit signs of Alkali Silica Reactivity (ASR).  The concrete has
>been tested and ASR is present.  The building was built in the 60's in
>Albuquerque, NM.
>I am wondering if anyone has any ideas on the repair of concrete with ASR?
>Thanks in Advance,
>Mark Rodgers. EIT
>Dekker / Perich / Sabatini
>architecture  interiors  planning  engineering
>505 761.9700
>fax 761.4222