There are many drivers for increasing or restoring the structural capacity of structures, including code changes, changes in use (which increase service loads), deficiencies within the structure caused by errors in design or construction, or loss of capacity due to deterioration. Regardless of the need, STRUCTURAL can assist in the development and implementation of value-added structural upgrade and strengthening solutions.
Industry-Leading Specialty Contracting Expertise in Strengthening
STRUCTURAL is widely recognized as the leader in integrating and developing new technology for strengthening infrastructure. STRUCTURAL was one of the earliest specialty repair contractors to install carbon fiber for strengthening applications. We have led the industry in developing standards, as well as techniques, for member enlargement and the use of internal and external post-tensioning for strengthening repair applications.
Because of the technical nature of strengthening designs, and the installation of specialty strengthening products and solutions, clients benefit from using the special skills, procedures, and experience that comes from hundreds of strengthening projects successfully completed by STRUCTURAL.
Whether it is one, or a combination of several systems working together, we develop effective solutions for the most complex strengthening challenges. Solutions include:
- Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Systems
- Enlargement & Overlay Systems
- Internal & External Post-Tensioning Systems
- Micro-Reinforced Concrete Systems
- Supplemental Steel Systems
- Epoxy Injection
Commitment to Safety & Preplanning
STRUCTURAL’s project management and field personnel carefully preplan every project. Our crews address all areas of concern during project pre-planning, including safety, constructability, budgeting, scheduling, and phasing as it relates to optimizing efficiency and potential disruption to ongoing operations.
STRUCTURAL crews have the manpower to complete projects under the tightest schedules, or adjust and phase work to create work schedules that minimize disruption.
Technology-Driven Solutions for Strengthening
STRUCTURAL specializes in integrating technology-driven strengthening solutions through our specialty contracting capabilities and the value-added products and services of STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES, a Structural Group company.
Through the early adoption and development of innovative strengthening technology, we have established stringent technical guidelines and quality standards for evaluation, design, and field installation of strengthening solutions.
By leveraging the products and engineering support services of STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES, a Structural Group company, and through other strategic engineering alliances, STRUCTURAL can provide customers with turnkey, value-added, Investigate-Design-Build solutions for infrastructure strengthening challenges.
Turnkey services typically start with a comprehensive evaluation of the current conditions and needed upgrade. The findings of such an evaluation allow us to consider various solutions, and ultimately lead to the selection and design of strengthening solutions that are most appropriate for the situation. Design work may incorporate one or more of a wide range of STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES’ strengthening products.
Up-front estimating of the total cost of product and installation is provided by STRUCTURAL. Likewise, our experienced and knowledgeable crews have been trained to handle the installation of engineered products and materials, as well as quality control oversight. This turnkey, single-source approach to the project means that STRUCTURAL is able to provide a seamless experience to customers—from initial design through installation.