Building Preventive Maintenance


Date and Venue

March 27, 2023 - March 31, 2023
Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja
June 12, 2023 - June 16, 2023
Top Rank Hotels Galaxy, Ikeja, Lagos
Aug. 21, 2023 - Aug. 25, 2023
Premier Hotel Ibadan, Oyo State
Nov. 20, 2023 - Nov. 24, 2023
University of Ibadan Guest Houses



This training course presents the methods of inspection and evaluation of buildings and diagnosis and reason of concrete deterioration or the corrosion of the steel bars to develop preventive maintenance program. The causes of structure deterioration will be discussed and topics will concentrate on the reasons of corrosion and new protection methods to the steel bars.

The training course illustrates the preventive maintenance strategy, its target and plan in scope of economic point of view in this course and the background of the new software used in the area of maintenance management system.  Risk based inspection techniques will be presented in scope of likelihood of building failure, consequences of failure and the building risk matrix.

This COINMAC course will also introduce the ways of repair for different concrete structure elements and presents the precaution, materials and other resources needed for each type of repair. The design of CFRP for strengthening will be presented and the way of using steel sections in repair. The rehabilitation and maintenance strategies will be discussed in scope of recent technique of risk based inspection and structure reliability.

Course Outline 

Day One

  • Codes and standards
  • Why do we need the codes?
  • Past and Current Structural Codes and Standards
  • The multidisciplinary design effort
  • Design – construction process
  • Design standards and their relationship to structural performance
  • Construction standards
  • List of 100 most frequently cited ASHA construction standards
  • Drawings and specifications
  • Technical specifications
  • Shop drawings
  • Document review
  • Design and construction checklists
  • The uniform code for building conservation

Day Two

  • Loads and hazards: their nature, magnitude and consequences
  • Establishing the loads and load effects on the structure
  • Safety of Structures
  • Serviceability of structures
  • Establishing the capacity of the structure
  • Critical characteristics of steel structures
  • Critical characteristics of concrete structures
  • Accelerated Testing
  • Cumulative Error
  • Computer software
  • The Dangers of Computer Analysis

Day Three

  • Reliability Based Condition Assessment
  • Structural Reliability
  • Parallel Systems
  • General Systems
  • Performance Prediction
  • Updating
  • Steel buildings – common areas of deficiency
  • Reinforced and prestressed concrete buildings – common areas of deficiency
  • Human Perceptions of Durability
  • A summary of seismic deficiencies and design constraints
  • Maintenance versus repair
  • Different Maintenance Options
  • Accepting Undesirable Existing Conditions
  • Preventing deterioration
  • Preventive measures
  • Case Studies

Day Four

  • Strategies for Maintenance and Repair
  • Condition Survey
  • Initial Site Visit
  • Data Acquisition
  • Condition Survey
  • Detailed Inspections
  • Tools and Equipment
  • Common Problems
  • Sampling For Test Specimens
  • Testing Procedures
  • Investigation Summary
  • Peer review
  • Project delivery methods

Day Five

  • Changing technology
  • Innovative materials
  • Typical structural challenges
  • Lessons from the past
  • Lessons from historical structures
  • Monitoring Programs
  • Unforeseen problems
  • Some practical tips
  • A word of caution
  • Old age death
  • The weaknesses of mother earth
  • The future of structures
  • Challenges of the 21st century

This training course will feature:

  • The importance of inspection and testing activity
  • Applying the inspection and testing in many construction areas
  • Focusing on practical and theoretical ways of inspection
  • How to integrate new inspection technique into the work domain