Project description

Location: Glyfada, Athens
Year: 2015

Parts of the bell tower concrete structure was severely damaged and called for immediate repair. The columns and beams at the top of the tower required shear capacity enhancement because of the fully corroded stirrups.

Tasks description

After the installation of the scaffoldings around the bell tower, a rigorous inspection of the concrete bearing elements was carried out. Several damages were detected along the full height of the tower. A technical report was prepared, including the damage assessment and the proposed interventions along with the corresponding budget.

After the acceptance of the proposal, works started:

  • Removal of the damaged concrete.
  • Cleaning and protection of the steel reinforcement by applying corrosion inhibitors.
  • Rehabilitation of the concrete elements with cement repair mortars.
  • Strengthening of the columns and beams of the upper part of the bell tower with carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP).