The Asticus Building
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Carbon Fibre Strengthening was required to the 4 no reinforced concrete columns on the ground floor due to a required increase in applied loads brought on by the addition of upper floors to the building
The Asticus Building
The Asticus Building

Project Details

Project: Column Strengthening with Carbon Fibre
Contract Duration: 2 Weeks
Scope of Work:  To significantly add capacity to the ground floor columns of this 8 storey building whilst causing minimum disruption to the live reception area and keeping the geometry of the columns as small as possible.

CCUK provided an innovate structural solution as an alternative option to traditional methods that would have been time consuming and difficult to execute due to congestion of other buildings in the surrounding area.

Key Issues

The Asticus Building is an architecturally notable development located in the City of Westminster, London.

Designed with a cylindrical shape on a concrete frame in order to maximise light due to the proximity of nearby buildings.

 

Solution:

4 no 800 mm diameter columns required 8 layers of carbon fibre strengthening system to confine the concrete effectively and increase its compressive strength throughout.

Working with the structural engineers CCUK provided a bespoke designed carbon fibre solution to meet the stringent design requirements.