2023-2024 / GCIV0133-9

Maintenance, repair and renforcement of constructions


20h Th, 20h Pr, 1d FW

Number of credits

 Master of Science (MSc) in Architectural Engineering3 crédits 
 Master of Science (MSc) in Civil Engineering3 crédits 


Luc Courard

Language(s) of instruction

English language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Strategies for managing buildings, structures and infrastructures in reinforced concrete
Pathologies of concrete, steel, natural stones, masonry, wood and structures
Auscultation techniques and laboratory analysis
Products and techniques for maintenance and repair

Definition of underestimated actions and of design weaknesses: thermal effects, effects of deformations, fatigue, vibrations. Description of techniques and calculation problems specific to repairs.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To be able to give a diagnosis of a concrete, stones, wood and masonry structure, on the base of laboratory analysis and investigation techniques, and to propose products and techniques for repairing

Full KLO's/AA for this lecture are defined on matrix available  on https://www.programmes.uliege.be/cocoon/20182019/formations/descr/A2UCON01.html

This course contributes to the learning outcomes I.1, I.2, II.1, II.2, II.3, III.1, III.2, III.3, III.4, IV.1, IV.2, IV.3, IV.4, IV.5, V.1, V.2, VI.1, VII.1, VII.2, VII.3, VII.4, VII.5, VII.6 of the MSc in civil engineering.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Concrete technology and design. Steel and concrete structures design. Knowledge on material behaviour (wood, natural stones, silicates)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Oral lectures.
Case histories
Seminar on masonry bridges (mandatory)

It is mandatory to participate to the visit on site. Students who would not participate cannot present exam.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

In classroom. Online. Podcasts

Recommended or required readings

Entretien et réparation des constructions en béton. Luc Courard (CdC) Pathologie et réparations structurales des constructions. André Plumier

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

Oral examination (1/2h) with analysis of 1 or 2 case histories. Face-to-face or online depending on sanitary conditions.

Students who would not participate cannot present exam.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Tuesday 13h30-17h30


Luc COURARD (Luc.Courard@uliege.ac.be)

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