The application of fibre reinforced polymer composites (FRP) can provide enhancement of ductility and strengthening of deficient concrete structures. BBR Contech introduced this technique to NZ in 1994 and has been active in strengthening projects and research and development since that time.
BBR Contech has formed an FRP alliance with Sika NZ Ltd and is the applicator for Sika FRP systems inlcuding SikaWrap, Sika Carbodur and Sika CarboShear. During 2014, Sika also obtained CodeMark certification for the SikaWrap Hex FRP strengthening systems providing additional assurance for use of these products in the NZ market. View the certificate on the MBIE website at the link below.
Sika CodeMark Certification
FRP can be applied to beams, columns and walls and elements can be strengthened for confinement, shear, flexure and ductility. A full design and construct service is available.
Contact your local BBR Contech or Sika representative.
Grafton Bridge FRP
Boasting the world’s largest single span of reinforced concrete, Grafton Bridge was at the forefront of construction technology when it was completed in 1910.
Fork Farm Homestead, Wanaka
When Phill Hunt and Lizzie Carruthers decided to protect their historic homestead for future generations, they did it properly. Calling on structural and civil engineering firm Batchelar McDougall Consulting, they undertook a comprehensive upgrade and structural strengthening project that also involved the BBR Contech team.
Huddart Parker Building, Wellington
An historic building in central Wellington has been given a new lease of life with an $8 million structural, services and cosmetic refit.
Mohaka River Bridge FRP
The effects of heavy transport on a critical bridge linking Hawke’s Bay with points north and south led to a significant FRP strengthening project for BBR Contech.
University of Canterbury Registry, Christchurch
The BBR Contech team continues to be a key part of Canterbury’s post-earthquake repair programme.