Since 1987, CTLGroup has performed seasonal condition assessments of a salt loading pier located on the island of Bonaire in the Lesser Antilles. The pier, which had been exposed to more than 30 years of severe chloride exposure from the salt product itself and harsh chloride-laden Caribbean sea spray, exhibited significant chlorideinduced reinforcement corrosion damage in many areas.
CTLGroup’s engineering team mobilized to the site, evaluated conditions using field and laboratory techniques, and designed repairs to restore both the structural integrity and extend the service life of the pier. Repairs were implemented, allowing the pier to still remain in service after more than 25 years.
Durability & Service Life
Materials Science + Engineering
Structural Engineering + Evaluation
Repair, Restoration, Retrofit
Structural Condition Assessment
Concrete + Cement-Based Materials
Durability & Service Life Testing
Forensic EngineeringStructural Engineering & MechanicsStructural Evaluation
Principal Structural Engineer
Forensic EngineeringStructural EvaluationStructural Engineering & Mechanics
The loading pier on the island of Bonaire in the Lesser Antilles, has been exposed to more than 30 years of severe chloride exposure from the salt product itself and harsh chloride-laden Caribbean sea spray. Since 1987 CTLGroup has performed seasonal condition assessments…