A Perfect Solution For One Case Could Be Easily The Worst For Another Structure …

Every structure has a service life -that is the expected lifetime, or the acceptable period of use in service. To ensure the smooth performance of the structure in its service life, a comprehensive maintenance plan is needed. Strengthening and retrofitting is a core part of every maintenance plan. The retrofitting of a structure requires an appreciation for the technical, economic and social aspects of the issue. Choosing the optimal solution depends on a large variety of criteria, the most important being the total cost, the construction time length (eventually with the possibility of continuous usage of the structure), the ease of technologies application etc. The particularities of any given case made that process of optimal solution choosing to be often difficult, requiring comparative analysis, careful calculations and of course a rich experience in structural design.
Presented below, the multiple-criteria solution finder helps the designer to find a rational and economical retrofit solution, drawing attention on the pluses and the minuses of presented rehabilitation method.

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