Project: A complexed structural refurbishment project, requiring close working with the designer and main contractor.
Contract Duration: 6 Weeks
There was a significant increase of imposed loads on the existing structure due to an extension adding additional stories and bedrooms to the Hotel. Strengthening was required to existing columns, shear walls, beams for hogging and sagging in addition to slabs for punching shear. The hotel remained live during the strengthening works which included working in closed rooms, corridors, restaurants and service kitchens.
CCUK, used the analysis proposed by the engineer to design a Fibrwrap CFRP and steel ‘Hybrid’ strengthening system. The subsequent ‘design strategy’ enabled the successful application of our solution (axial loading to columns, additional vertical loading to shear walls and strengthening of existing columns) in all affected areas, whilst the hotel remained fully functional.