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Railway Bridge FRP

Bridge 26 Midline Line, Christchurch The Midland Line is a 212km long section of railway which connects Rolleston and Greymouth in the South Island. This important piece of infrastructure is part of the KiwiRail Scenic Journeys and TranzAlpine routes as well as Freight including coal and even dairy products. Bridge 26 is over 80 years Read More

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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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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

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Epoxy Injection, FRP Strengthening and Concrete Repairs

B Shed, Cass Street, Christchurch Concrete Solutions® are currently working on strengthening works to the B shed located at Cass Street, Christchurch. This project has three different work types. They require multi skilled applicators that are able to carry out a number of different repairs methods over the course of the project. For the epoxy Read More

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Tyfo® FRP Seismic to Floor Diaphragm Strengthening

Saint Patricks College, Wellington In May 2013, Concrete Solutions®completed a floor strengthening. Strengthening of the floor diaphragm was required due to a slab thickness of 50mm and lack of steel tying into a supporting beam. Steel “K” frames were installed on the underside at each end of the floor slab with Tyfo® SEH-51A applied on Read More

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Tyfo® FRP Seismic Strengthening, Floor Diaphragm to Beam Connection

Midas Place, Christchurch In March 2013, Concrete Solutions®completed strengthening of a floor diaphragm at Midas Place, Christchurch, using Tyfo® SEH-51A glass fibre to the perimeter of the building and Tyfo® SEH composite anchors to transfer tensile loading through the columns. Original anchor design was modified due to placement of steel in the central columns, with Read More