CINTEC North America, designer and manufacturer of the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, recently helped restore the Simpson Tower, a famous Canadian landmark, and one of the tallest buildings in Toronto.
WSP Canada Inc., the structural and facade engineering consultants for the over-cladding of the Simpson Tower, contacted CINTEC for their innovative reinforcing technology. Additionally, D.F. Pray was retained as construction manager during the design, pre-construction and construction phases of the project.
All three companies worked together to restore the masonry panel-clad building, which was beginning to show signs of age. The CINTEC system reattached the cast panels (as a result of failing ties) while providing anchor points for a new glass curtain wall. WSP and CINTEC reworked potential solutions until the anchors developed were unique, project specific and withstood testing and application.
The CINTEC Reinforcing Anchoring System is performed by installing a steel bar, which is carefully enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve, into the façade, and then injecting under low pressure a specially developed, proprietary grout.
Through this innovative approach, the project was completed without having to remove and inconvenience tenants, and as a further benefit, improve the “class” of the building while also addressing the ever-present Green Policy.
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