Friday, July 13, 2012

CINTEC Canada Offers Parapet Wall Strengthening With Paratec

CINTEC Canada, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation, offers Paratec (PARApet TEChniques), a highly versatile method of internal structural reinforcement that is tailored to meet the specific requirements of masonry parapet and retaining walls. The Paratec system strengthens low parapet masonry walls - such as those found on roofs or balconies, or a low wall that is part of a bridge or an embankment - while remaining sensitive to the original architecture and without narrowing roadways or rebuilding the wall. This new system is a targeted approach to solving problems associated with older masonry structures that are subject to wind loading, seismic movement, vehicular impact and foundation subsidence.

The Paratec system is backed by extensive research using practical testing as well as advanced computer modeling techniques that simulate the effects of vehicle impact upon a masonry wall. Working in conjunction with both software specialists and consulting engineers, the Paratec system utilizes advanced dynamic software incorporating a discrete element analysis technique that enables the behavior of parapet walls to be accurately predicted under various circumstances.

At the site, the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, fashioned out of a steel bar enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve, is inserted into the structure in need of reinforcement. A specially-developed, non-polymer, cement-like grout is then injected into the sleeve under low pressure. The grout then fuses with the mesh, expands, and shapes itself around the steel to fit the space. CINTEC uses state-of-the-art dry- or low-volume wet diamond drilling techniques to reduce or even eliminate water damage associated with conventional concrete wet drilling.

CINTEC Canada is a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation. CINTEC has associated offices in Baltimore, MD; Newport, Wales, UK; Newcastle, Australia; and in India.

The principal activity of the company is the design and manufacture of the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, a micro cement anchoring and reinforcing technique. CINTEC offers complete structural analysis and design services, turn-key solutions, as well as masonry repair and reinforcement anchors used for blast protection, seismic reinforcement, historic preservation and overall building strengthening.

CINTEC was awarded the 2002 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and received two U.K. Historic Bridge Awards and an Engineering Excellence Award from The Institution of Engineers, Australia in 2001.


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