Fibrwrap UK are delighted to announce the appointment of Barry Morris as our new Sales and Marketing Director effective immediately. Barry is a proven sales executive with a fantastic CV, he has delivered results wherever he has been and we are delighted to have him on board. We are confident that he will share in the success of this business, as with all our employees, as we look to grow and expand across the next few years.
Barry’s new role with the company will see him in charge of business development for the company across the whole of the UK, forming market strategy, driving sales and recruiting and developing the sales team.
Strengthening works to AG Wrights Sluice Gates in Denver, Norfolk begins today. The inlet sluice, which controls flood water from the river Cam and the Fens to the flood relief channel of King’s Lynn, was built in 1957. There are six simply supported concrete beams spanning between three towers that that are showing signs of failure in both flexure and shear. Fibrwrap UK is retro-fitting these six beams using its unique Tyfo Advanced Fibrwrap Systems.
The high strength, lightweight system is perfect for carrying out these kind of repairs, which are difficult to access over water. The contract is expected to take four weeks and is part of a full refurbishment contract by Birse Civils on behalf of The Environment Agency.
As we continue to grow as a company in what we still view as an adverse construction market we have outgrown our main office in Cottingham. From Monday the 15th October we will be fully operational from our brand new offices at Newlands Science Park in Hull. The move only takes us a few miles down the road but our new office is much larger and brighter with enough space for our expanding resources.
We are delighted to welcome Tim Lambert to the Fibrwrap Family, Tim will be joining us from Monday 15th October as Works Manager. From gaining many years’ experience in the construction industry at all levels of management Tim will be responsible for operational and commercial activities on our projects across the UK. We are delighted that Tim has agreed to working with us and bring his skills and enthusiasm to Fibrwrap UK.
Work has just finished on strengthening works at Harp House London for the Italian Government. Commissioned by the Italian contractor 3A Progetti we have successfully strengthened main support columns and beams using Tyfo 11UPn Carbon Fibre with Tyfo Fibr-Anchors (carbon) and Tyfo 7UPn fabric all with Tyfo S epoxy. The works were spread over 6 floors and took 4 weeks to complete. More information on this and all of our projects can be found on our website www.fibrwrap.co.uk
Summer 2012 brought our first Erosion Protection project in the UK. Commissioned by Bristol Port Company in partnership with McBains Cooper Consulting Engineers we successfully wrapped 3 concrete pier support columns with Tyfo SEH51(A) system using Tyfo SW1 (underwater), WP and S epoxies. The project took 6 weeks working within tide times and shipping and is designed to protect the columns from further erosion and extend the life of the pier supports.
As the construction market has shown a further decline in QTR 2 Fibrwrap UK has continued to grow. Orders are up already on the whole of 2011 and enquiries are also up 90% on this time last year. Praise has to go to the dedication and hard work of our sales and marketing team.
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Italian Construction Company 3A Progetti has made an excellent first choice in employing Fibrwrap UK to carry out strengthening works on the new Office of Italian Foreign Affairs in London.
The project is expected to start in the next 3 weeks and includes strengthening of beams and columns over 8 floors in a 5 week duration.
After the catastrophic earthquakes in Italy during last month, unreinforced masonry bell towers in the stricken area, most of which have faced serious structural damages, create danger for inhabitants leaving around them. Many people are not allowed to access their homes, even not damaged during the earthquakes, just because of the danger of total collapse of the towers.
Fyfe Europe engineers have visited the area together with Fibrwrap Italia team right after the strong tremors and they suggested an emergency repair solution to help faster recovery of the people. Tyfo® Fibrwrap® Composite System was suggested as the urgent post earthquake measure for a ready to collapse bell tower in Emilia Romagnia region. Fibrwrap Italia general manager, engineer Renato Parretti talked yesterday in RAI tv and explained the situation.
Life has to be continued after the earthquake. Fyfe Europe is there to support.
Work is due to commence on repair and protection works at Royal Portbury Dock in Bristol within the next three weeks. Activities include Crack Repairs and Erosion Protection and is expected to take 6 weeks.
Working with our strategic partners D3, phase 1 of a control room refurbishment begins on Monday 18th June and is expected to take 2 weeks. This round the clock fast track fit out by our Fibr-Con team will deliver a bright new working area without causing disruption to production. Phase two is due to be carried out later in the summer.
Download: Glenigan Market Index May 2012
Position – Construction Supervisor/Assistant Manager – We are actively seeking a Construction Supervisor/Assistant Manager to work nationally.
The role – Site based Supervisor/Manager to work nationally. Duties to co-ordinate and supervise works on site whilst liasing with Senior Management and clients.
Position – FRP applicators – We are actively seeking Fibrwrap applicators for forthcoming projects throughout the UK, experience not essential as training will be provided.
The role – Application of Fibrwrap systems across the UK, working for construction companies and end users in varied environments carrying out strengthening works on the following infrastructures:
Candidates – Must have construction site experience as a semi-skilled trade/operative. Good communication and customer service skills are essential, clean and tidy professional appearance. CSCS cards and clean driving licence are essential. Candidates will be required to travel, live away from home for periods and work unsociable hours.
Salary – TBC
Position – Project manager (employed or freelance). We are actively seeking to recruit the services of a project manager for forthcoming projects throughout the UK.
The Role – Responsible for the operational activities. including budgets, schedules and HSEQ of projects in construction strengthening and repair. From the preparation to the construction phase to project completion and acceptance. Collaboration with the estimating, engineering, purchasing and legal departments. Material purchasing and subcontractor procurement. Monitoring and control of construction processes, materials and equipment.
Candidates – Must be trained/educated to project manager level, with good experience of construction and or civil engineering. IT skills including Microsoft Office and Project planning software.
Salary – Negotiable
Position – Sales and Marketing Executive (part time). We are actively seeking to recruit a part time sales executive to work in our East Yorkshire office (immediate start).
The Role – Sales and business development, the candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing marketing strategies. Booking sales appointments and presentations for our technical team all over the UK using existing contact information and developing new contacts. The candidate will be required to work alongside our marketing team organising social and media marketing, planning and organising events. Collaborating and delivering design aspects of our brand for marketing, events and corporate functions.
Candidates – Must have excellent communication/telephone skills and sales and marketing experience. IT skills including Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Sage Act. Hours are initially part time to be within the working week.
Salary – Negotiable
In addition we have teamed up with INEOS Enterprise’s Brine & Water Business to repair two large cast iron pipes that have developed minor leaks; the works are expected to start in September and should take 3-4 days for each repair. The pipes will operate under reduced pressure whilst works take place to minimise disruption to operations.
August brings the first of two contracts with INEOS Enterprises. The first project is strengthening of four hollow circular steel columns 16″ diameter x 12′ high. These columns support a 300 tonne evaporator vessel at their Salt plant in Runcorn, Cheshire. The columns require strengthening and protection due to their long-term exposure to salt products. Two layers of our SHE-51A glass fibre system with Hoops of SCH-41-5 between each layer will not only add considerable strength very quickly but also protect the columns for many years to come. Works are due to be carried out while the evaporator is in full use so as not to disrupt production in any way.
Fibrwrap UK is delighted to announce its first projects with Suffolk County Council – The strengthening of cantilever slabs on Three Fire Station Drill Towers in the Suffolk region is due to start mid-may. Working in partnership with JP Chick Consulting Engineers the works, required for poor construction and insufficient reinforcement are expected to take three weeks.
Please see the Case Study on our applications page.
Congratulations to the ladies from Fibrwrap UK for completing the 5K Race For Life charity run in Sewerby near Bridlington. This annual event attracts more than 2000 runners of all ages and physical fitness to raise money for cancer research.
Our ladies Catreona Edge, Kate Dempster and her daughter Ellie ran this race in less than 35 minutes raising over £700 for this fantastic charity.
Fibrwrap Construction Europe Ltd., a member of the internationally renowned Fyfe Group LLC., has now opened six new offices in the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Greece, Lebanon and Egypt.
Specialised Tyfo® carbon, glass, aramid and hybrid fabrics, combined with Tyfo® polymers in unique combinations, create the tested and proven Tyfo® Fibrwrap® Advance Composite System. The Fibrwrap ® Systems are engineered, specified and installed to solve a host of structural deficiencies or demands in existing structures.
The Tyfo® Fibrwrap® Advance Composite System has been used extensively on bridges and other transportation infrastructures worldwide. The system allows bridges to increase load ratings, it rehabilitates corroded or distressed structural members, it extends the service life of structures and it provides emergency repairs and restoration.
Our team of expert engineers provide a no cost, no obligation review of your structural problems for a feasibility or budget proposal. We provide a complete structural Fibrwrap® design proposal, in conformance with the applicable international Fibre Reinforced Polymer (FRP) design codes and guidelines, which includes drawings and specifications.
We provide full installation of the Tyfo® Fibrwrap® Systems with quality control and performance verification at accredited test facilities.
The Fibrwrap Companies are your worldwide one-stop solution to your structural rehabilitation and strengthening needs.