Fortec wind shear

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
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Project Scope:
Areas of reinforcement were left out of construction plan from design to construction. Structure was under-designed for wind loads.

Solution:
Fortec Grid Straps were used to increase tensile strength and arrest movement.

Observations:
In one day, problem was solved, and contractor could continue exterior facade, with no delay in construction.

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September 21, 2020