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December 2021

Application of Reinforced Concrete Jackets

2021-12-21T11:47:35+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

2021-12-17T15:34:22+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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