FRP strengthening services
FRP stands for Fibre Reinforced Polymer, and it is a lightweight high-strength reinforcement generated by the combination of E-glass fibres or carbon with a polymer material.
Easy application composite does not add notable weight on the structure, its economical due to short preparation time frames and labour hours. However, at the top of all, most of the times FRP can be installed with the structure still running the whole time.
Maxbuild are licensed applicators of Fosroc and Mapei products. All our FRP strengthening solutions are engineered, specified and installed to solve a host of structural deficiencies or demands in existing structures.
As part of Maxbuild’s FRP Strengthening solution we will perform a Seismic Assessment (ISA) to determine the structural integrity of the structure. We then use (TRM) Textile Reinforced Mortars, (FRP) Carbon Fibre Strengthening, (GFW) Glass Fibre Wraps, or if brickwork is required then Helifix Anchors as may be required.
For buildings at risk of collapse due to earthquakes or seismic activity we FRP strengthen by column confinement. Likewise, we can add diaphragm floors to strengthen the structural elements with steel.
We can also provide expert ground anchoring geo-technical solutions for difficult projects.
MaxBuild’s recent FRP strengthening projects include:
Southern Carpark at Central Park for Oyster Group.
FRP underside of floor: 2 layers of Mapei CARBOPLATE E 170/100/1.4 and FRP top of floor: 1 layer of Mapei CARBOPLATE E 170/100/1.4 @600mm crs at 34 Barrys Point Road, Takapuna.