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Confine Columns With Fiber Wraps

Earthquake forces can buckle reinforced steel within concrete and masonry columns. A fiberglass or carbon fiber wrap around columns will strengthen them and may prevent such failures. The high strength of the fiber wrap confines reinforcing steel in the column and significantly increases the ultimate strength of the column. 

Effectiveness:

  • Very effective.

 

 

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