Just how trustworthy are disintegrating columns that bulge and expose bent, rusting steel on elevated highways? "They are sitting ducks that, in an earthquake, could crumble," says Professor Shamim Sheikh of the University of Toronto's Department of Civil Engineering. His team has devised a strong, cost-effective method of structural reinforcement that is already proving its worth on highways and other concrete structures around the Greater Toronto Area.
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