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- 08/09/2011 Retrofitted frame tested on Canterbury Univeristy shake table

BBR Contech has been working closely with the University of Canterbury on retrofitting of a 40% scale pre-1970s reinforced concrete frame. The frame was subjected to various earthquake loads on the shake table and then retrofitted using SikaWrap glass fibre to strengthen beam-column joints to prevent premature failure of column elements. Testing took place on 2 September 2011. The test infromation is currently being evaluated and compiled and a short TVNZ news bulletin relating to testing can be viewed at the following link.


http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/bracing-christchurch-s-vulnerable-buildings-1-52-video-4382420

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