CINTEC International, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation, announces that it has developed a new type of dissipative wall anchor. The new anchor solves the issues of how to protect heritage buildings in some of the most earthquake-prone parts of the world.
This new product is an innovative dissipative anchor designed for use with Cintec's proven wall anchor system.
"We believe that this anchor is a major breakthrough in further protecting the world's iconic buildings, especially in areas of high seismic activity," said Peter James, Managing Director of Cintec International. "This anchor has been four years in development within the NIKER program. It has undergone extensive testing at Bath University, and in Italy."
The standard Cintec anchor system consists of a stainless steel anchor body encapsulated in a fabric sock. Diamond holes are drilled into the building and each anchor is placed in a hole. A specialized grout in pumped to the far end of the anchor, filling from back to front until the entire sock is inflated like a balloon. After the anchor has been inflated, the walls have been securely strengthened without affecting the outside appearance of the building.
Company: CINTEC TECHNOLOGY ANNOUNCES INNOVATIVE NEW DISSIPATIVE ANCHOR
Company URL: http://www.cintec.com