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102, 2022

Seismic Isolation

February 1st, 2022|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

This post aims to present main aspects of seismic isolation in the strengthening of a reinforced concrete building, the available types of base isolation, as well as their advantages and disadvantages.

1712, 2021

Application of Reinforced Concrete Jackets

December 17th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

Concrete jacketing is probably the mostly used technique for the strengthening of RC members. It is constructed either with cast-in-place concrete or, more often, with shotcrete. The method involves the addition of a layer of reinforced concrete in the form of the jacket using longitudinal steel reinforcement and transverse steel ties outside the perimeter of the existing member.

1712, 2021

Shotcrete

December 17th, 2021|Categories: Blog|0 Comments

The term ‘shotcrete’ refers to both the material and the construction method. The material is a concrete or a high-strength mortar, which is literally ‘shot’ into the forms. The method is the application of this material on site.

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