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Considering there are typically two owners involved in every LL37 Retaining Wall project simplicity is key.
The philosophy of SIP vs ROAR starts with removing or repairing as little as possible, continues with all operations being performed from the “OWNER’S” side and involves turning an unreinforced masonry structure into a reinforced masonry structure with a series of socked anchors, including post-tensioned, and involving the backfill as necessary but all contained within the fabric of the structure itself. The detail above is but one solution provided in a complete manual designed by Cintec available from ConSpec by placing the words “Cintec Retaining Wall Manual” in the subject line of the contact sheet on this web site ( https://www.conspec-rep.com/contact-us/ ).
ConSpec works with both NYC Licensed Engineers and Specialty Contractors that provide both the designs and construction services necessary to keep your costs and time to an absolute minimum. Again please reach out to us for;
Conspec has represented StoneArt for some 20 years and as a result has satisfied both Landmark and private clients throughout the Northeast for that time. Any color, any shape, any texture , any size, any quantity, glaze finish or other never a problem. Clients include the NYC SCA, Rockefeller University and the list goes on.
When Thornton Tomasetti had to consider the condition and stability of the terracotta for the Helmsley Building at 230 Park Avenue, including ornate Buffalo Heads, ConSpec’s SIP vs ROAR concept proved appropriate with the replacement of pieces that were beyond repair (Rip-Out-And-Replace) but anchor (Stabilize_In-Place) with Custom Designed Cintec anchors to dramatically reduce overall costs and project completion time.
When stucco was peeling of a Naples Florida High Rise Condominium the engineer Christopher Eseppi PE of CE Engineering & Consulting LLC searched the internet and found RureGold which he felt would be a potential solution to stabilize the underlying CMU substrate, and act as the base for the replacement stucco. Not only was he and the owner satisfied but the process will be a standard for others to be judged by.
When all local traditional methods for stabilization of the brick structures at Angkor Wat had been exhausted. ConSpec was consulted by the Conservator based on our knowledge and representation of numerous masonry stabilization and strengthening means, methods and materials. To provide the most effective and least intrusive solution we traveled to the site and installed the HeliFix DryFix anchors for their review.
FACT – Place a dense material such as Portland Cement Stucco/System over a more permeable substrate such as brownstone or even worse, masonry, and FAILURE is guaranteed. As the moisture attempts to exit the building in the colder months, when it hits the interface, by definition, water has to build up at the denser interface so with freeze/thaw the weaker of the two has to fail and delamination occurs. If it is latex or resin modified the process is only accelerated.
This holds true whether it is a Brownstone re-skin or a Portland Cement based FRCM. While great for concrete, if you value your masonry please take this into consideration on your next masonry stabilization or strengthening project. Use of a material such an an inorganic cement which is made to be sympathetic to masonry substrates is always preferred.
What do you do when you run out of solutions for an unforeseen deficiency or structural problem on an ongoing restoration project? If you are not familiar with any or all of the following materials, Ambex, Cintec, HeliFix, RureGold or VoidSpan then your options are limited based on what is currently in your structural toolbox. Without knowing about these proven, everyday systems you cannot consider their use which could cut days, weeks or even months off your projects potentially extended schedule. Whether you are an engineer, an architect or a contractor you owe it to the project to be well informed and up-to-date on any and all means, methods or materials that could lessen the overall impact of an unforeseen condition and keep the project on schedule.
On one tower project where the engineer had spent almost two years developing specs for a tower stabilization when an unforeseen masonry problem arose, based on their knowledge of one of the above products, the solution was implemented within a week, which in normal circumstances might have taken months.
Cintec designs an anchor for both FRP and FRCM (RureGold) based Systems with their sock/cement technology. Works just as well with resin systems with guaranteed pullout, easy to install and fireproof. Installs with battery operated bulk cement caulking gun. Based on proven sock/cement by Cintec, used industry wide for almost 50 years. Engineered for the engineer, constructed for the contractor.
Same technology when used with threaded stainless steel rod in lieu of carbon fiber rope is ideal for CMU and Speed Tile thin wall sections providing maximum pullout and shear.