Anchoring System for Overhead GFRC Panels for Subway Station Retrofit
CINTEC America, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation, announces that after extensive site testing and evaluation it will supply a new anchoring system for the overhead glass fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) panels for the NYC MTA subway station retrofit project for station platforms at 168th station and 181st station.
The NYC MTA subway station retrofit project, due to be completed by the end of 2014, is aimed at providing overhead support for the GRFC panels used for the underground suspended dome ceiling. Live on site testing validated the strength and effectiveness of the anchors, which now support the over 2,000 pound ceiling panels firmly in place.
The system works by pre-drilling an oversized hole in the structure and inserting an anchor body surrounded by a fabric sock. The structural anchor is designed specifically for the loads and configuration of each application. CINTEC designs use anchors that are non-corrosive metal, typically stainless steel in various grades.
“Our anchors are the only ones being used to attach all overhead panels in these pedestrian platform areas,” said General Manager, Mike Ferrell, “safety is the key here and we are glad to assist the NYC MTA in that mission.”
CINTEC America is a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation. CINTEC America of Baltimore, MD, has associated offices in Newport, Wales, UK; Newcastle, Australia; Ottawa, Canada and in India.
The principal activity of the company is the design and manufacture of the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, a micro cement anchoring and reinforcing technique. CINTEC offers complete structural analysis and design services, turn-key solutions, as well as masonry repair and reinforcement anchors used for blast protection, seismic reinforcement, historic preservation and overall building strengthening.
CINTEC was awarded the 2002 Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation and received two U.K. Historic Bridge Awards and an Engineering Excellence Award from The Institution of Engineers, Australia in 2001.
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