Rehabilitation and preservation of Habitat 67 iconic building – Elaboration of a corrective and preventive maintenance program
A cost-effective intervention strategy was recommended to extend the service life of the damaged architectural & structural elements
Determine the most cost-effective repair solutions to ensure a maximum durability of the different structural & architectural elements
Acting as an expert in engineering sustainable concrete, SIMCO can assist as early as the pre-project or preliminary design phase to identify concrete mix designs that would comply with the architect’s final vision of the structure. SIMCO takes into account the desired texture, color, and aesthetics, in addition to ease-of-placement criteria, durability requirements, and operating costs when optimizing concrete mix designs. SIMCO can also play an important role during the design and construction phase to assist in the evaluation, validation and optimization of the service life of the structure according to different conditions it will be exposed to during its service life.
For existing structures, SIMCO evaluates the current condition of the different structural elements (slab, columns, beams, foundation, walls, etc.) and architectural elements (precast wall panels) in order to provide a comprehensive assessment of the remaining useful life (diagnosis) and future behavior of the structure over time (prognosis). Data provided help managers, engineers and architects to prioritize interventions (maintenance and repairs) necessary to ensure a maximum service life of the structure.