Carbon fibre strengthening has become an increasingly common method of structural reinforcement used throughout the concrete repair industry. This is due to its ability to address the structural deficits caused by aging concrete members and external corrosive factors on existing building and bridges.
In situations where building structures require increased structural reinforcement, carbon fibre strengthening is a highly effective measure that can be used. The weaved bonding of carbon fibre material provides a greater strength to mass ratio and increased flexibility. Thus serving as far superior method of structural support compared to that of structural steel reinforcement.
Additionally, carbon fibre strengthening is a cost effective approach to structural reinforcement as it poses little disturbance to the pre-existing services of the building during instalment. As a material less subject to the implications of corrosion, carbon fibre is a durable, long-term approach to structural reinforcement.
Concrete Structural Strengthening
Structural Strengthening describes the process of upgrading the structural system of an existing building to improve performance under existing loads or to increase the strength of structural components to carry additional loads.
Each structure requiring upgrade and strengthening presents a unique challenge. The need for strengthening may arise from deterioration, change in use, change in building code, structural defects, construction errors, or seismic conditions. Whether strengthening Commercial and Civil Structures or Industrial Structures and Bridges, we are capable of providing the most suitable product and repair solution.
The structural strengthening capabilities extend to externally bonded Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) products – thin laminates that significantly increase a structures load bearing capacity. We are able to apply a wide range of FRP wraps and laminate strips to a variety of structures requiring strengthening.