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Commercial FRP Strengthening

HP House (2 Floors), Wellington HP House is an office building in Wellington Central, Fletcher Construction was tasked with the seismic strengthening of this building. Concrete Solutions®completed the initial installation application of 2 layers of Tyfo® SCH-41 and SCH Anchors to the concrete floors of Level 1 and Level 2 within the building. Tyfo®SCH-41 uses 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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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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Nafutekt Plus Bridge Joints

Aotea Quay Overbridge, Wellington Nafutekt Plus is a highly trafficable and flexible plug jointing system specifically designed for bridge joints, although other uses such as large seismic expansion joints are also applicable. Pictured above is a comparison of Nafutekt Plus with a competitor’s products after 12 months in use. As you can see Nafutekt Plus Read More

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Tyfo® FRP Structural Strengthening Upgrade to Columns

Shamrock House, Wellington Concrete Solutions® has recently completed structural upgrade work to Shamrock House in Wellington that included the installation of non-ductile columns and column hinge joints to the majority of the building. This FRP design utilised Tyfo® SCH 41 carbon fabric to columns and beams, as well as Tyfo® SCH carbon Anchors that transferred Read More