The BBR Network's annual magazine - Connaect - is celebrating its tenth birthday this year. BBR Contech activities feature strongly again in this showcase of projects from around the world.
The 2015 edition of the international BBR Connaect magazine showcases recent NZ and international projects. The theme of this edition is excellence in customer service.....
Sika NZ and BBR Contech are pleased to announce that they have obtained CodeMark Product Certification for SikaWrap Hex FRP
New Office Development, Addington, Christchurch
A three-level commercial building overlooking Addington Raceway in Christchurch
has been constructed using PRESSS technology and post-tensioned concrete shear walls, and includes replaceable energy dissipators and self-centring mechanisms.
In this project BBR Contech began by supplying Macalloy 50mm-diameter starter bars, which were cast into the building’s foundations. Then, once the precast walls had been installed, we coupled to the starter bards and tensioned 16 full-height Macalloy 50mm bar tendons. The tendons were tensioned from the top and left unbonded; this means that, should another significant earthquake strike, the load can be easily and quickly tested and, if necessary, adjusted.
Architecturally designed to meet 100% of the new construction standards, the building has the ability to resist a one-in-2,500-year seismic event with no additional structural expense.