Date: April 4, 2004
Structure: Brick Masonry, Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
Contractor: Geotech Services, Inc.
Engineer: Shaw & Associates
Material Used: Fortec Carbon/Kevlar grid straps.
Renovations to current building would add significant loading to existing unreinforced masonry units and compromise shear capability.
Fortec Grid Straps were laminated to both sides of C.M.U. wall to increase shear capacity.
The use of Fortec Carbon Kevlar Grid straps allowed for a very fast procedure that achieved scope and allowed for original design room space.