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CFRP Solution
CFRP Solution
FRP S&P-C-Laminate
FRP S&P C Laminate
FRP S&P-C-Sheet
FRP S&P-C-Sheet
FRP S&P-A-Sheet
FRP S&P-A-Sheet
FRP S&P-G-Sheet
FRP S&P-G-Sheet
FRP S&P-Resin-55-HP
FRP S&P-Resin-55-HP
FRP S&P-Resin-220-HP
FRP S&P-Resin-220-HP
FRP S&P-Roll-Dispenser-for-Laminates
FRP S&P-Roll-Dispenser-for-Laminates
FRP Components
FRP Components
FRP UBS-Zurich
FRP UBS-Zurich
FRP Mosi-Sud-C-Sheet
FRP Mosi-Sud-C-Sheet

Simpson Strong-Tie® Composite Strengthening Systems (CSS) are designed, tested and manufactured to offer high-performance solutions and lasting results. The CSS provides efficient fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) solutions for the structural reinforcement and strengthening of concrete, masonry and timber structures in need of repair or upgrade.

Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Systems are simply defined as high-strength and lightweight reinforcements created by combining carbon (CFRP) or E-glass fibers with a polymer material. The performance characteristics of FRP strengthening have become increasingly popular in construction and retrofit applications, specifically in aging, damaged or overloaded concrete structures.

The primary benefit of FRP systems versus traditional retrofit methods is that significant flexural, axial or shear strength gains can be realized with an easy-to-apply composite that does not add significant weight or mass to the structure.

Steel plate bonding, concrete section enlargement and steel jacketing have been the renovation methods of choice for decades, yet corrosion, bond degradation and installation difficulty are consistent challenges to overcome, and the resultant retrofit generally adds weight, reduces usable space, clearance, or both.

There are three common scenarios where FRP has proven to be more economical than traditional strengthening methods:

  • Increases to a structure’s load capacity beyond the original specification or expectation
  • Seismic strengthening
  • Repairs to concrete structures that become damaged over time
Features & Benefits

In many cases, FRP is the most economical choice given the reduced preparation and labour costs. FRP can usually be installed without taking the structure out of service.

  • Economically increase capacity without significant weight or mass
  • Extremely high tensile strength
  • Lightweight and user-friendly installation
  • Non-corrosive
  • Low aesthetic impact
  • Compatible with many finishes and protective coatings
Applications

FRP has a wide range of consumer, commercial and public sector applications. In the commercial and public sectors, the most common FRP application is concrete strengthening.

  • Seismic Retrofit: Shear Strengthening, Displacement/Ductility, Life Safety
  • Damage Repair: Concrete structures that become damaged over time, Deterioration/Corrosion, Blast/Vehicle Impact
  • Load Rating Upgrade: Increased Live Loads, New Equipment, Change of Use
  • Defect Remediation: Size/Layout Errors, Low Concrete Strengths
  • Blast Mitigation: Hardening, Progressive Collapse
  • Structures: Buildings, Bridges, Tanks/Silos, Parking Structures, Piers and Wharfs, Underwater Structures, Tunnels, Pipes
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Case Study

Composite Strengthening Systems Used to Reinforce Tasmanian Bridges

The Simpson Strong-Tie® Composite Strengthening Systems has been used to strengthen 4 bridges across Tasmania, meeting strategic designs for load bearing capacity increases, tight timelines and budget constraints. >> Read Case Study.

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Experience the innovation design of Simpson Strong-Tie's products and how we can help you build safer, stronger structures. Please fill out your details and submit the form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule a time to talk and give you a personal demo of Simpson Strong-Tie products.

Request a Demo/Sample

Experience the innovation design of Simpson Strong-Tie's products and how we can help you build safer, stronger structures. Please fill out your details and submit the form below. We’ll be in touch to schedule a time to talk and give you a personal demo of Simpson Strong-Tie products.

Structural Connections

 

Unmatched Quality from the Truss to the Foundation

With nearly 60 years of field and R&D experience, Simpson Strong-Tie® timber connectors are manufactured to the industry's highest standards. From framing angles to straps to heavy-duty joist hangers, we offer the most diverse product line so that you have the right product for the job.

Simpson Strong-Tie® connectors offer unmatched quality with laboratory and field testing, and are backed by our uncompromising commitment to customer service. As the company that built the connector industry, you can count on Simpson Strong-Tie® to work closely with builders, engineers and building officials to deliver innovative, building code-compliant solutions to help build safer, stronger structures economically. Download the Structural Connectors Overview Flyer.

Timber Connectors

From testing to service to availability, everything we do is engineered to ensure your project's success. With every product, you know you are getting the quality, value, service and on-time delivery that we have built our reputation on for the past 60 years.

From straps and ties to joist hangers and much more, Simpson Strong-Tie® structural connectors increase the strength and safety of timber-frame structures. Each connector is unique to Simpson Strong-Tie and is designed for specific applications without the need to adapt metal plating to suit a connection. Download the Timber Construction Connectors Catalogue.