CVM Monitoring Concrete Framing Elements at Cornell University

Exposed architectural concrete framing elements are failing prematurely due to alkali silica reactivity (ASR) in this residential facility at Cornell University. After performing a petrographic examination that confirmed the ASR, CVM assessed shortcomings of previous remediation measures and provided a 10-year strategy to keep the facility operational until its replacement comes on line. As part of that strategy, CVM developed a remote monitoring system utilizing vibrating wire strain gauges to augment annual visual surveys.