Tyfo® Fibrwrap® Used to Strengthen 900 Buildings in Singapore

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The company's innovative, externally bonded carbon fiber composite technology has been used to improve over 900 buildings and 28,000 columns, to date, as part of this project.

It's our goal to develop long-term relationships with our overseas clients, and to establish ourselves as the number-one global provider of FRP structural solutions

As a global leader in the Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) retrofit and structural strengthening industry, Fibrwrap Construction's Asian division has entered its fifth year of an ongoing effort to assist in the overhaul and restoration of aging Singapore high-rise buildings. The company's innovative, externally bonded carbon fiber composite technology has been used to improve over 900 buildings and 28,000 columns, to date, as part of this project.

Fibrwrap's services along with Fyfe Company, LLC products, have been used for over 20 years to strengthen thousands of structures across the globe, from Asia and North America to Latin America and Europe. The company has a worldwide presence with representatives in over 50 countries along with regional headquarters for Asia in Singapore, Europe in Greece, and Latin America in El Salvador.

Under the Singapore contract, Fibrwrap is endeavoring to upgrade and beautify the columns and beams present in dozens of the country's multi-level buildings. Successful restoration is critical, since the region's land constraints severely limit new construction.

Prior to engaging Fyfe Asia and Fibrwrap to rehabilitate their 1970s and 80s buildings, Singapore's universities and labs conducted extensive structural studies. Research concluded that the Fyfe Company, LLC patented TYFO® Fibrwrap® Carbon Fiber Composite System would not only improve the safety of existing high rises, but would help to retain the functionality and architectural beauty of the wall-like columns and beams.    

The proven Fibrwrap® process consists of wrapping columns with a combination of carbon fiber and epoxy resin finishes, and its speed of installation allows applicators to wrap over 100 columns a week. "The TYFO® Fibrwrap® system is an exciting solution for builders and construction companies worldwide," said Fibrwrap Construction North America CEO Heath Carr. "It's a process that allows us to improve the integrity of both residential and commercial structures--without taking away from their desired aesthetic value."

While Fibrwrap's proven composite solution has already been used in thousands of buildings around the world, the globally focused company also specializes in the repair and reconstruction of pipelines, waterfront structures, bridges, and expansive industrial facilities. "It's our goal to develop long-term relationships with our overseas clients, and to establish ourselves as the number-one global provider of FRP structural solutions," said Jason Alexander, president of Fibrwrap Construction North America.

ABOUT FIBRWRAP CONSTRUCTION: Using best industry practices developed over 20 years, Fibrwrap Construction is continually extending its international presence. Fyfe Company and Fibrwrap have representatives in over 50 countries worldwide, successfully using its advanced composite systems to rehabilitate pipelines, commercial buildings, and a variety of large, traffic-intensive structures.

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