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Earthquake safety with textile brickwork reinforcement

News International-French

28 Feb 2014

JEC Europe 2014 - In cooperation with leading institutes and customers, Dr. Günther Kast GmbH & Co. KG developed the EQ-Grid System, an innovative, economic, highly effective and easy-to-apply solution intended to increase the safety of human life and the security of buildings.

The system is suitable for retrofitting existing buildings and for new constructions.

Advantages:

  • The bearing capacity of the entire building is increased by approximately 50% without adding substantial mass
  • Increased deformability of engineered and non-engineered brick walls
  • Durable and breathable (no vapour barrier)
  • Cost-effective and extremely easy to handle
  • Also suitable for restoration of marred brickworks as well as for crack prevention and reconstruction

EQ-Grid is a quadraxial hybrid fabric made of highly alkali-resistant glass fibres combined with highly elastic synthetic fibres. The system uses a specially tempered plaster, adjusted for hard or soft brickwork. An external thermal insulation composite system can be added as a top layer.

The textile brickwork reinforcement system is one of 14 "Innovations made in Bavaria" presented at the Bayern Innovativ stand with the support of the Enterprise Europe Network.

More information:www.kast.de
Booth: M31