26 July 2018
By Hamish Anderson
Over our many years of business we have seen time and time again (most recently at the Governor Hotel in Macquarie Park) a situation arise where a slab which was designed to be adequate for one intended use, is now no longer adequate for a new activity. As often as not, this change may be driven by a change in tenants (supermarkets moving into a building often cause issues for building managers who need to increase the capacity of the slab), a building upgrades such as more floors being added or a change in use.
Unlike the construction process, however, adding more steel to the concrete is not a viable solution. What is, however, is the application of carbon fibre to the underside of the area.
Working with our qualified structural engineers to determine the ratio of carbon fibre strips needed, we have successfully applied this solution to countless structures – from bridges to commercial facilities, to carparks and more.
If you are caught out looking for a solution which can add strength to your existing slab, the advantages of Carbon Fibre have been well documented for many years and we have many case studies which we will be happy to discuss with you.
Give us a call and we can walk you through it.
Why Owners’ Corporations are Unfairly Unprepared
14 August 2023. By Chris Jakovljevic
We are increasingly seeing a rise in complexity, a reduction in the available hours people have to dedicate to their Strata scheme, and an increase in the prevalence of building defects. Something needs to change.
Ensuring your Balcony is Safe and Compliant to the Code
4 July 2023. By Chris Jakovljevic
A study released in 2020 found that over a 22 year period (1998-2019) there were 381 falls from balconies and windows. Often these were due to non-compliant balconies. In this blog we discuss what you need to know about balcony safety and upgrades
Working at Heights – What you need to know
26 June 2023. By Lorna
Australian work culture has for too long propagated a “Don’t be a wimp” attitude, which has seen employees chided for taking risk precautions. We do not subscribe to this in any shape or form and believe creating a safe work environment should be the top priority for any employer or contractor; especially true when working at heights. Read on