As a general conclusion, the Project was completed very successfully. All objectives were achieved.
A major conclusion is that the Project has demonstrated the viability of producing a practical Users Manual for the assessment of reinforced concrete structures. Assessment is still a relatively new technology, lacking an overall framework, in parallel to that which exists for initial design. Assessment will be much more significant in the future throughout Europe, as we learn to manage the existing infrastructure, in a climate of increasing environmental concern. A practical general framework and approach is therefore badly needed. The output from BRITE 4062 represents significant progress in that direction.
Of special significance is the User Manual, which has been produced in draft form; For the first time, science and engineering have been integrated in a practical way. It is strongly recommended that this Manual be developed further, and calibrated against a series of case studies, as recommended in the Exploitation Plan.
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