Abstract: Premature deterioration of concrete buildings and infrastructure due to corrosion of reinforcement is a severe challenge, both technically and economically. Repair-work on the public transportation infrastructure are causing significant inconveniences and delays for both the industry and the general public, and are now recognized as a substantial cost for the society. The scope of this project is to increase the durability and service life of concrete structures exposed to corrosive environments by focusing on two issues: Eliminating reinforcement by examining the core of the problem, i.e. the reinforcement itself , Overcoming the technical knowledge gap for application of stainless steel reinforcement in concrete structures.
Keywords: Corrosion Resistance, Life Cycle Cost, Stainless Steel, Reinforcing Bar.