Date: September, 2007
Location: Grande Shores Ocean Resort, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Contractor: Sandcastle Construction, Hilton Head, SC
Engineer: Peter Sherritt P.E., Hilton Head, SC

Concrete can crack and experience vertical stress under the most unexpected circumstances affecting the structural building integrity and requiring immediate repair. When these situations occur in buildings used by the public, such as restaurants and hotels, repairs must be aesthetically pleasing and not raise public concern related to the buidings safety.

Concrete columns façade were pulling away from the balconies. Challenge was to strap and reinforce columns, yet make reinforcement aesthetically pleasing.

Material Used: Pre-cured Pre-preg w/peel-ply column wrap vacuum laminated. Designed by layout of job scope. Laminated with #4020 Epoxy.

This is a 7-story resort hotel on the Atlantic beachfront. It is constructed using standard concrete skeleton method.

Pre-preg column wraps allowed for fast installation, completing project with minimal disruption and prior to hotels busy season. With this method they were still able to function with only a small area of rooms closed off to public.

Original design was to install 200 lb steel plates that would have added significant weight, would not have been aesthetically pleasing and would have closed a large area of the hotel losing them revenue.


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