FRP as a Retrofitting Solution for Columns

Column in buildings and bridges often corrode with aging and require repair and strengthening. Construction errors can also lead to weaker column that require strengthening. Virtually all concrete columns constructed prior to the mid-1970s when modern earthquake codes were developed are unsafe when subjected to seismic loads. In all these cases, FRP offers a fast and cost-effective repair alternative.

Columns
Retrofitting of Column

Features & Benefits

Advantages of repair of columns with FRP include:

  • Repairs are applicable to all materials (steel, concrete, timber, etc.)
  • Can increase axial, shear and flexural capacity of column
  • Significantly improve confinement and ductility of column
  • Minimal increase in column dimensions
  • Repairs are fast with minimal disruption of service

Design assistant

AFZIR supports the designers in providing a special service of design consultancy which makes it possible to collaborate with our experienced experts on the strengthening of structures.

Support tools

AFZIR has developed a series of support tools for making a proper choice of materials and offering appropriate technical solutions, regarding mechanical property of materials and projects condition.

We are here to help you

AFZIR is at your disposal to help you find the best solution for your needs. Please make a contact with us, we will put you in touch with our experts on the subject.