Slab Strengthening for Service Penetrations – A Hotel, London | 22/06/2015
An office to hotel conversion in Kingston Upon Thames was the project for Barnes Construction from Suffolk. The original 1960’s concrete framed building in the town centre had quite restrictive head room between slabs. We were contacted by the clients consulting engineers to help with the transfer of loads through the slabs due to cutting of the reinforcement through drilling service holes. A very common case for us here at Fibrwrap UK, we designed a simple solution using Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymers, we designed 3 or 4 details that could be repeated for each bedroom/bathroom configuration and also a particular design for the restaurant/kitchen ventilation. Below are some images of the Carbon Fibre Strengthening prior to the drilling taking place.