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Concrete has good fire resistance and concrete structures are generally capable of being repaired after a fire, even a severe one. In the 1980s, Tovey and Crook summarised the information gathered from over 100 fire-damaged structures. They concluded that, almost without exception, the structures performed well during and after the fire. Most
of the structures were repaired and returned to service; when structures were demolished and replaced, it was generally for reasons other than the damage sustained during the fire.
Some more recent case studies are given in Appendix A of this Technical Report. These outline the damage caused by the fire and the subsequent investigation. The examples include residential buildings, commercial buildings and bridges. In all but one case the structure was successfully repaired.