3 General principles and objectives
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The central theme of this book is the management and maintenance of deteriorating concrete structures. The core elements are deterioration mechanism, structural assessment, and repair and remedial options, which follow in Chapters 4-7. Collectively, they could be regarded as an action module – equivalent to the processing modules for the SAFEBRO system in Figure 3.5. To fully understand the role of the action module, and how it fits into
the broader asset management system, it is first necessary to establish some principles and objectives from the range of existing systems illustrated in
Section 3.2. For that the general flow diagrams from fib and CEB will be used (Figures 3.1 and 3.2).