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 including 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.
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.