Contracts for Durable Concrete Structures: A Case Study

Document Type : Primary Research paper


1 Associate professor, department of civil Engineering, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia

2 Head,department of civil Engineering, Wolaita Sodo University, Ethiopia


In terms of economic, environmental, and social sustainability, concrete may fulfill many of the needs. In addition to acoustics, vibration, fire, thermal mass, durability, security, sustainability, air tightness, and flood resistance, the material itself provides a wide range of benefits. Progress has not been without its obstacles for the great majority of concrete constructions for many years. Quality control has eroded over time due to the use of subpar components, unchecked water usage, and deficient curing. A reduction in the standard of skill is also seen among Artisans and those who monitor and accept the finished job. Newer development appears to be in jeopardy within a few years of completion. It is time to put more emphasis on the basics. So far, environmental attack is the most prevalent type of attack. In many cases, the steel reinforcements in concrete structures have corroded, resulting in reduced life spans for thousands of people. The rapid deterioration of newer concrete constructions has been related to the tendency for concrete to crack.