CINTEC North America, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation, offers the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, a micro cement anchoring and reinforcing technique. The system is used for repair and renovation of existing buildings.
The award-winning Anchor System process begins with an inspection of the structure by a qualified CINTEC engineer. The structure is then modeled in 3D modeling to assess the behavioral probability and the risk inherent to the structure in order to determine the best reinforcement pattern.
At the site, the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, fashioned out of a steel bar enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve, is inserted into the structure in need of reinforcement. A specially-developed, non-polymer, cement-like grout is then injected into the sleeve under low pressure. The grout then fuses with the mesh, expands, and shapes itself around the steel to fit the space. CINTEC uses state-of-the-art dry or low-volume wet diamond drilling techniques to reduce or even eliminate water damage associated with conventional concrete wet drilling.
Extensive in-situ load testing on various sizes and types of CINTEC anchors has proven that large blast loads can be successfully resisted, and that the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System provides a reliable, bottom line defense against explosions.
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CINTEC North America is a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation. CINTEC North America of Baltimore, MD, has associated offices in Newport, Wales, UK; Newcastle, Australia; Ottawa, Canada and in India. These independent companies, together with partnerships and agents throughout the world, form a unique global presence and save world renowned buildings that potentially could have been rubble.
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 has been the recipient of several awards, including 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.
For more information, call 1-800-363-6066; fax: 1 800.461.1862; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.cintec.com, the company's Facebook page and its YouTube channel.
Thea Di Giammerino
McNeil, Gray and Rice, Inc.
One Washington Mall
Phone (617) 367-0100