by Dr. Brian Pailes
September 5th, 2023
In the world of construction, materials matter. Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), is one such material that has contributed to various structures, primarily as wall and roof panels. With an initial estimated service life of 30 years, RAAC has been used in the construction industry from the 1950 to 1990, particularly in the United Kingdom. However, as many structures featuring RAAC panels are still in service to this day, it's essential to understand this aging construction material.
VCS to be featured in the ICRI Concrete Repair Bulletin's 2021 ICRI Awards of Excellence for presenting innovative solutions in this project's design, providing $1.6 million in savings to the port owners.
In a recent issue of World Port Development magazine, VCS President, Chris Ball, explains why extending the life or reusing existing structures is a sustainable practice with economic and environmental benefits.