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Carpark FRP Strengthening

James Cook Hotel Carpark, Wellington Contracted by Hawkins Construction for the structural upgrade of the James Cook Hotel carpark in Wellington, Concrete Solutions® was sub-contracted to fulfil the FRP installation. Tyfo® SCH-41-2X was used due to the high tensile modulus and strength required by the engineer, it is twice as thick as standard Tyfo® SCH-41 Read More

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FRP Internal Shear Walls

Hinau Street, Eastbourne, Wellington Concrete Solutions® has recently completed the installation of Tyfo® SEH-51A to an old brickwork property in Eastbourne, Wellington. Tyfo® was used to structurally strengthen the building while providing ductility and increased shear capacity to the internal brickwork walls. The glass fibre fabric is best suited to Unreinforced Masonry structures as it Read More

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FRP & Post-Tensioning

Siemens House, Courtenay Place, Wellington Concrete Solutions® was employed by Naylor Love Construction for the seismic strengthening of Siemens House on Courtney Place in Wellington. The seven storey office building required seismic strengthening to meet the NBS and mitigate risk of structural failure during a seismic event. To achieve the works, the Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Tyfo® Read More

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FRP & Concrete Repair

Hope Gibbons Building, Wellington Concrete Solutions® have carried out extensive concrete repair and FRP strengthening to the Hope Gibbons Building which was constructed in 1925 and has recently been brought up to 80% NBS. As part of the strengthening program, stairwells and shear walls were strengthened with Tyfo® SCH-41. Concrete repairs were carried out with Read More

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Historic FRP & Helix Bar Restoration

Old Library, Fairlie Concrete Solutions specialises in working with Historic and URM Buildings, strengthening the structures without sacrificing the historic integrity a building might have. The Old Library in Fairlie near Geraldine in Canterbury, is an old unreinforced masonry building. Damage has been sustained over prolonged periods of use and the continual seismic events in Read More

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Injection to Repair Degraded Columns

Peren Building Massey University, Palmerston North As part of the Peren Building strengthening works the existing columns and some beams were found to have badly honey-combed concrete from the original construction. MC-Injekt 1264 compact was used to systematically inject in a grid pattern; these structural membranes provide structural integrity Product: MC-Injekt 1264 compact

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Road Joints

Bridges in Blenheim SH1 Bridge joint replacement was undertaken by Concrete Solutions® on two bridges in Blenheim. MC-Bauchemie’s Nafutekt Bridge Jointing system was used to replace the existing failing joints however can also be installed during new construction. The system has been used successfully on bridges in Wellington and has the ability to withstand dynamic Read More

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FRP Earthquake Strengthening

BATS Theatre Wellington The historic BATS Theatre building on Kent Terrace has been the home to theatre for over 80 years. In 2013 renovations began to improve the ageing structure, Concrete Solutions have provided earthquake strengthening to the 1930s building using Tyfo® SCH-41 for the structural confinement of the internal columns. On November 2014 following Read More