Total Rehabilitation System
Fibrwrap Construction Europe Ltd. (FCE or Fibrwrap Group) has invented the “Total Rehabilitation Concept®” (TRC)®. TRC® refers to the required initiatives the Fibrwrap Group personnel routinely undertakes from both the design and the construction point of view in order to propose to clients the most applicable rehabilitation solutions tailored to their projects. Fibrwrap Group technical proposals include schemes that combine composite materials, passive or active protection measures (e.g., seismic isolation, additional damping, etc.), specialty materials and systems (e.g., fire protection system, blast protection system, etc.) and traditional retrofit techniques (e.g., metal or concrete jackets, etc.).
The TRC® includes the following three actions and/or their combination for structural rehabilitation: (a) conventional strengthening via stiffness increase of structural members, (b) composite strengthening with the increase of the member strength without changing the member stiffness, and (c) structural softening or structural behavior modification by increasing the fundamental structural period and the system-absorbed energy capacity with the incorporation of special devices such as isolation bearings, dampers, etc.