Northwest Doors Shear Transfer

Date:February 2019
Capability:   Structural FRP Reinforcement
Location:United States

Northwest Doors purchased two adjoining buildings within the same commercial building complex that did not have direct access to one another. The buildings were divided by existing precasted tilt-up panels. To gain access between buildings, two 20-ft. by 21-ft. openings were formed. By creating these openings, panel to slab steel connections were lost, causing a deficiency in in-plane sliding shear capacity. The Tyfo® system was designed by Fyfe and approved by the engineer of record, Krahn Engineering Ltd., to strengthen the sliding shear capacity. In this instance, Tyfo® BC, a bi-directional glass fiber system (+/- 45° fiber orientation), was the most suitable material to address the situation.

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San Diego, CA 92123

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