During the useful life of a building the load-bearing capacity of the structure can no longer be adequate to carry out the static and dynamic functions envisaged by the design or caused by variations in the intended use.
If an excess of static loads generates problems on any relevant structural element, any dynamic load, such as a seismic event, also puts a strain on the connections between them. This is the case for example for the beam-pillar nodes in reinforced concrete structures and the connections between masonry vertical walls, floor and roof slab supports, and vaults.
In order to create a reinforcement placed one or both sides of the partitioning wall, it is possible to use meshes od different nature, texture and weight. Glass and steel meshes are all offered by Ruregold.
Fiber-reinforced micro-concretes are composite materials characterized by a cementitious matrix and discontinuous reinforcing fibers. The matrix usually consists of a high-performance mortar or concrete, while the fibers can be made of steel, polymers or carbon. The main advantage in the use of micro-concretes is linked to the high tensile strength that is reached in the post-cracking phase. This enables a substantial reduction of the thickness of micro-concrete jacket compared to traditional jackets with materials with lower ductility.
Ruregold: innovation and safety in its genetic code
Extensive knowledge of the building reconstruction market and the know-how needed to provide structural reinforcement solutions is imprinted in its DNA.
Ruregold focuses its energies on the development of new systems for the reinforcement of concrete and masonry structures with advanced composite materials, in particular through the FRCM range which is the first in the world to have its validity certified internationally.
The company also provides thorough support to those design engineers who rely on Ruregold’s innovative technologies which have already demonstrated their anti-seismic reliability and increased safety in structural reinforcement.
Ruregold products boast high experience thanks to a gained know-how.