Structural Strengthening and Retrofit
Various scenarios may entail the need for the retrofit of an existing structure,
which will be exposed to numerous loading conditions and degrading environmental actions during its lifetime.
The decision to execute structural strengthening is important and includes a thorough view of the possibility for optimization of the resources to be invested compared with the benefits to be obtained.
The main design goals are to update the structure to the most recent requirements, while
maintaining certain budget frame.