Cracks in concrete: Is corrosion inevitable? Are design criteria correct? Chelmsford

2 March, 2016 | 18:30 - 20:00

The fully revised Technical Report 44, 2nd edn. is presented at this evening seminar.
The fully revised Technical Report 44, 2nd edn. is presented at this evening seminar.

About this event

The speaker Dr Chanakya Arya has recently completed an extensive reassessment of Concrete Society Technical Report 44 Relevance of cracking and reinforcement corrosion, the 2nd edition of which was published in December 2015. He will outline his findings and conclusions on whether in is inevitable that cracks lead to corrosion and if current design criteria are correct.

A copy of TR44 2nd edition (38 pages) can be ordered in advance at the discounted price of £12 (member retail price £27, non-member £45). Publication collected at the venue. Payment in advance only when registering.

All members and non-members are warmly invited to attend this evening meeting. Coffee/Tea and biscuits provided.

This is a joint event with the Concrete Society.


For more information and to register in advance, please email:

Sue Courtney

Event materials

The following materials are available for download:


Chanakya Arya

Chanakya Arya is a chartered engineer with a PhD in Civil Engineering from Imperial College London. He started his career with Tarmac Construction as a site engineer, and later worked for G. Maunsell and Partners on the design, construction and maintenance of highway schemes in the UK and overseas.

Before joining UCL he was a lecturer in the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering at London South Bank University for ten years. His research is focused on the problem of chloride-induced corrosion of steel reinforcement in concrete structures, and developing demonstrable cost-effective methods of assessing corrosion, and preventing, repairing, and managing concrete structures vulnerable to corrosion damage.