Link to the video by clicking the photo below to see how easy this cement based anchor is to install.
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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;
SIDEWALKS – Better, Faster, Cheaper, also more durable and longer lasting. Eliminating rebar or any metal mesh in sidewalks will accomplish all of the above, If the major portion of the commercial SOG (Slab-On-Grade) community is moving in that direction with non metallic Structural Fiber for major warehousing and manufacturing floors, use for sidewalks just makes sense. Let your Ready Mix provider provide your reinforcing and eliminate all the hassle of rebar placement. Available through your local concrete supplier.
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.
As easy to apply as stucco, no smell, just cement, and has a Class A Fire Rating. Projects include Penthouse applications with as little as 26SF, Tower applications of 7,000SF and elevator shafts up to 100,000SF. Click video below to see application video.
Two recents applications of RureGold Cement Based Carbon Fiber for masonry tower application, one specified (King Juan Carlos Tower, NYU) and one, unforeseen conditions (Lehigh University) during stabilization project. Second project as a result of Architect having previous knowledge and use of the Rurgold on another project. Whiting Turner saved weeks on project schedule, supporting ConSpec’s SIP vs ROAR Philosophy.
After completing a recent parking garage that used over 30,000 HeliFix PatchPins with the contractor eventually saying “I wouldn’t use anything else!” I wondered how many of my concrete repair contractors are still spending $4-7/pin using the old resin and threaded rod method compared to about $2 installed for the PatchPin. Please confirm or dispute my numbers but watch the “17 second” installation video and consider – time to install, no waste of plastic or epoxy, use 1 or 10,000 at a time, NO CLEANING OF THE DRILL HOLE, it’s a DryFIx!, carry a days supply IN YOUR POCKET, bend easily as required, tie SS wire as needed. Think about it.
SATURATED SURFACE DRY – Gives new meaning to the term when you have to hit several repeated times with a hose. Think the brick was a bit dry for this interior application?. A 3 gallon spray can is definitely not the preferred method of application to get an SSD surface on this brick, prior to the application of our RureGold Cement Based Carbon Fiber at the King Juan Carlos Tower at NYU. Skyline as always did an impeccable job. Link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-EXzToIzkQ
Hollow Core Plank – Retrofit anchor solutions. It has been over 12 years where one project in NYC had hollow core plank specified on 5000PSI CMU block walls. Problem was the job was built with 3000psi CMU resulting in compression failure of the brick at every floor line. In lieu of tearing down the structure we supplied custom Cintec anchors to allow the reskinning of the brick after we strengthen the connection for the plank to the block. Attachment to brick, CMU Block, Speed Tile or even steel is a typical application.
What is the difference between a restoration engineer who specifies Cintec and one who doesn’t? This project on 5th Avenue in New York City needed a repair and an anchor for only this one piece of terracotta. The photo shows the preparation for the repair and the hole in the face of the terracotta piece that will accept the Cintec anchor. The engineer who considers Cintec a go to solution will use it on a project like the Helmsley Building where there are hundreds of substantial 2-4 foot anchor or on a project where there is only one anchor. If you do not specify or install Cintec please consider both your options and installed cost to solve this problem.
For those that use and specify Cintec they get it, for those aren’t they really DON’T GET IT. Not only is there less insult to the structure but the cost to the owner is substantially less and it is a truly sustainable solution. Think about it on your next project.