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Structural Repair and Evaluation



Research in structural repair and evaluation covers:

  • Inspection
  • Rating
  • Maintenance
  • Repair
  • Nondestructive evaluation
  • Failure analysis and preservation of infrastructure
  • Construction defect litigation

Professor Kevin Rens, who specializes in structural repair and evaluation sums up his career as an engineer in these presentations:

Presentation 1 (link to: session 1 (KL_Rens) Harbin.ppt)
Presentation 2 (link to: rens_harbin_session_2.ppt)
Presentation 3 (link to: rens_harbin_session_3.ppt)
Presentation 4 (link to: Shackleton practice (v7) -- Harbin Version.ppt)


Condition Assessment and Inventory of City and County of Denver Bridge, Street, and other related infrastructure (1997 to present)

Analysis and Preservation of historic bridge structures (2002 to present): Colorado Historic Society, National Center for Preservation technology and training
Concrete Maturity Analysis: (2000-2004): National Science Foundation

Faculty Information

Kevin Rens, Professor and Chair
Structural Engineering

Phone: 303-556-8017
Office: North Classroom 3027 B

BS in Civil Engineering from Iowa State University in 1988
MS in Structural Engineering from Iowa State University in 1989
PhD in Structural Engineering from Iowa State University in 1994



Work in the laboratory covers nondestructive evaluation of civil infrastructure and concrete maturity.

Related Courses

Courses Taught
Undergraduate Curricula:
Structural Analysis (In-Class and On-Line)
Strength of Materials
Structural Steel Design
Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Senior Design Projects
Independent Study (undergraduate research opportunities)
Graduate Curricula:
Classical Structural Analysis techniques (In-Class and On-line)
Computer Aided Structural Engineering (CASE)
Condition Assessment and Failure Analysis of Civil Infrastructure
Structural Dynamics I
Structural Dynamics II
Independent Study (Several different students)

For complete, up-to-date course descriptions, visit the CU Denver academic catalog and search for the course names listed above.