Design Development & Installation Of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GRP) "Soft Eyes" In Diaphragm Wall Reinforcement Cages.
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Jan 1, 2006
This paper discusses how benefits in engineering design can be achieved from combining existing GRP concrete design guidelines with carbon steel design codes primarily made possible due to the increase in the constitutive properties of modern composite rebar or GRP. It also examines the technical and practical considerations necessary to both construct and ensure the integrity of composite rebar during transportation and handling on site and the measures taken by Franki-Cementation Joint Venture to ensure the safe deployment of the GRP in the workplace on the Noord/Zuidlijn Project in Amsterdam between 2003 and 2006.