A large part of the Norwegian physical infrastructure was constructed between 1950 and 1970 and is now on (or beyond) the expected service life. Several aspects make it necessary with an extensive focus on further development of rehabilitation techniques and methods. The inadequate funding of maintenance, increased performance requirements, international requirements, higher demands for reliability and safety and the expected increased load due to climatic change all contributes to a need for research and innovative solutions for rehabilitation of the infrastructure.
This project will be an important step towards new methods and approaches allowing for better use of scarce funding or rehabilitation of infrastructure. The project will also be an important element in the continuous development of more accurate criteria and Codes of Practice regarding the design, rehabilitation and functionality of critical elements in the infrastructure. The project will contribute to increased status for working with reha bilitation of infrastructure and hence lead to improved recruitment of qualified students and future researchers within this area.
SIP-NHD-Strategiske instituttprogram finansiert av NHD