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    Use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer for structural strengthening is a “game changer”

    February 16th, 2017 Posted by Uncategorized 0 thoughts on “Use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer for structural strengthening is a “game changer””

    The strength of most elements in a concrete structure can be significantly improved by using carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) plates, rods, fabric and wrap for increasing flexural, compression and shear/tensile load capacity of elements such as beams, columns, suspended floors, penetrations and decks.

    Metal elements can also be strengthened in any load-bearing structure.

    FCS Concrete Repairs uses Sika Structural Strengthening Systems for their proven performance and durability.

    Carbon Fibre strengthening can successfully extend the functional service life of a building or civil engineering structure and accommodate loading changes when function changes impose increasing demands on the structure.

    FCS Concrete Repairs are experts in the use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers and can provide advice and the expertise required to successfully provide solutions.

    FCS Concrete Repairs recently successfully strengthened the following structures:

    FCS Carbon Fibre Strengthening Projects
    Project: Apartment at 30 Glen St Milsons Point


    Slab strengthening and a new void cut-out was carried out in the following sequence:

    1. Install new Corbel CB1
    2. Install Carbon Fibre Reinforcement plates.
    3. Existing tendon truncation was carried out in accordance with Freyssinet’s method statement.
    4. Cut out existing slab as per Architect’s proposed dimension and position.

    The Sika Carbodur was installed to the structural surface with Sikadur 30 resin in accordance with Sika Cardodur externally bonded reinforcement method statement prepared by Sika Service AG:

    PosiTest Adhesion Testing was carried to ensure a permanent bond
    Sika Carbodur strips were bonded to the slab surface.
    Sika Carbodur strips were bonded to the soffit of the slab

    This strengthening process enabled the void to be cut out and even the post-tensioning tendons to be cut.

    FCS Concrete Repairs skilled tradesmen contributed to a very successful outcome for the client.

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