Date: December 2004
Structure: New Construction, Ann Arbor MI
Contractor: Seris Castle Masonry
Engineer: Ledy Design Group
Material Used: Fortec unidirectional carbon fiber plates, 1200 gsm with peel-ply
Areas of reinforcement were left out of construction plan from design to construction. Structure was under-designed for wind loads.
Fortec Grid Straps were used to increase tensile strength and arrest movement.
In one day, problem was solved, and contractor could continue exterior facade, with no delay in construction.