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.
What you need to know about Fire safety upgrades
25 August 2021. By Jeff Anderson
The shifting sands of the Australian Building Code mean that what you may have known about fire safety in buildings a few years ago might be different today. In this piece we dissect fire safety and tell you what you need know.
The importance of scheduled facilities management – Part 2: Industrial and Production Facilities
11 August 2021. By Goran
In the blog last week we covered off things to consider and look out for in buildings, so this week, we thought we would deviate slightly and look at the role of a facilities manager with particular emphasis on flooring maintenance, and the role flooring plays in the industrial sector.
The importance of scheduled Facilities Management – Part 1 Commercial and Residential
2 August 2021. By Chris Jakovljevic
Make the time – or allocate someone else to – to undertake routine checks and plan for regular maintenance. This allows you to identify issues sooner and in doing so, mitigate ongoing costs, problems and inconveniences which would otherwise affect the building and the occupants of it.