Date: June 2004
Structure: Masonry Unit Wall, Roland Industrial Building, Philadelphia PA
Contractor: Ram Jack of Tri-States
Engineer: Lawrence Arata Associates
Material Used: Fortec Carbon/Kevlar grid straps.
Existing 17 foot high by 12-inch masonry wall unit experiencing lateral bending at 5 ft. level or outside grade level. Worse location deflected 2 inches inward.
Fortec Grid Straps were used to increase tensile strength and arrest movement.
Thirty-nine (39) Fortec Carnon/Kevlar straps were installed in two working days, working off a lift, without disruption to manufacturing process of the business.