Performance-Based Specifications and Control of Concrete Durability was recently published as State-of-the-Art Report by RILEM TC 230-PSC. B|A|S Research & Technology initiated and organized an application test program which was carried out at B|A|S Research & Technology facility in Venlo.


The main goal of the application test was to assess service life of eight reinforced concrete wall panels by using different testing procedures. In order to be able to make durability assessment of aforementioned concrete panels, RILEM TC members from various countries participated in the application test at B|A|S Research & Technology.


Most of the applied techniques and test methods are described in the publication. It was highlighted that the Venlo Application Test, as it is named in the publication, was successful taking a step forward towards performance-based durability assessment of concrete structures.