Construction of Power Generation Facilities

by Jack H. Willenbrock, Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-306-4 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-306-8 (ISBN-10), 1981, Soft Cover, Pg. 623

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Conference information: Conference on Construction of Power Generation Facilities, Experience with the Implementation of Construction Practices, Codes, Standards and Regulations | University Park, Pennsylvania, United States | September 16-18, 1981

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Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The impact of the present construction practice, codes, standards and regulations on the construction of power generation facilities is reviewed and examined in papers presented at the September, 1981 conference on construction of power generation facilities. The papers examine major problems related to codes and regulations, the difficulty of implementing some of the requirements, and the possible improvement recommendations that can be made. The major areas covered include: Nuclear standards, licensing, enforcement, and construction inspection programs; requirements and performance of concrete materials; quality assurance and quality control practices; concrete test requirements and process control practices; steel fabrication practices, concrete anchorage systems, plant modification and retrofit experience; concrete batch plant production transportation and field adjustment practices; concrete formwork, reinforcement and placement tolerances and practices; and concrete placement and post placement practices. The perspectives of the utilities industry, the architect-engineer, the government, and the concrete industry are also examined.

Subject Headings: Building codes | Reinforced concrete | Standards and codes | Laws and regulations | Construction materials | Steel construction | Material tests | Materials processing


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