This course is based on Army TM-5-620 document and it covers the Army Corps of Engineers guide to Maintenance and Repair, of Architectural and Structural Elements of Buildings and Structures chapters 1 through 2. Although examples and focus are on military type structures it is broad enough to aid in general structural engineering practice. Of specific interest, the maintenance and repair of 50+ yrs. old WWII era buildings is discussed. This aspect is particularly useful for old building renovations, etc.
This course provides technical guidance for the maintenance and repair of buildings and structures at military installations. These standards should assist in the economical preservation of structures and insure their continuous and efficient use. Criteria for engineering procedures to cover maintenance and repair work that is within the responsibility of maintenance personnel. The military services are required to maintain both recently constructed structures and historic structures which require special techniques to preserve the original appearance.