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.
The importance of recycling in Construction projects
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At Remedial, we take recycling very seriously, and have over-arching and site specific plans that work to reduce our impact on the environment – today and into the future.
What is Deferred Maintenance: Why Time is a Factor in Repair Work
30 November 2021. By Jeff Anderson
The problem as regards the absence of consistent, proactive repairs, is that funds end up being diverted to the increased costs associated with deferred maintenance each year. In this blog I break down why attending to repairs early is clever business.
The Importance of Building Site Safety
16 November 2021. By Lorna
At Remedial we understand that poor health and safety procedures at a site lead to a range of negative consequences. Human safety is our primary concern, however, the impacts of poor workplace safety extend much further than just the effect on people.