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Seismic Isolation

2022-02-18T11:38:20+01:00February 1st, 2022|Blog|

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.

January 2022

December 2021

Application of Reinforced Concrete Jackets

2022-01-20T11:54:12+01:00December 17th, 2021|Blog|

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.

Shotcrete

2022-01-20T11:55:39+01:00December 17th, 2021|Blog|

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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