REDESIGN STRENGTHENING OF EXISTING BUILDINGS
company has designed and supervised over 60 cases of
strengthening and retrofit of
buildings against earthquake over the past 15
years. After the Athens earthquake in 1999 the
company was the first in Greece to apply its
own software (Statik-3P) using the Push-Over
method, according to the instructions of the
as 2000 the company has presented in conferences in
Greece and abroad retrofits
of buildings by means of the addition of
cores and walls as well as the redesign and
strengthening methods that were applied.
a 15.000m2 office building with a non-symmetrical
bearing structure, where
external cores were added and existing walls were
strengthened to their foundation without
interrupting the usage of the building.
story apartment buildings were strengthened by means
of adding external cores of
dimensions 2x3m and height 32m. The cores
were connected to the balconies without the
habitants having to evacuate their apartments.
industrial buildings have been redesigned and
strengthened by means of cores and walls in
order to host a private university of
story hotel has been rebuild through partial
reconstruction, extensive modifications,
additions and strengthening.
school building, the dimensions of the foundation
have been increased in order to found the
existing walls which were also strengthened
while the building was in its normal use.
building was strengthened by means of the addition
of external walls founded in the
second basement level, again without
interrupting its use.
hospital special retrofit operations were applied in
order to increase the bearing capacity of
the slabs. At the same time metal drop panels,
composite beams and columns and other metal
constructions were added against the risk of
deformation and punching.
towers have been strengthened with up-to-date
techniques for absorbing energy and
a multitude of columns have been strengthened
by means of adding metal jackets.
company participates in a research project for the
development of fibre-reinforced selfcompacted
high-performance concrete (C110 to C180),
designing and programming suitable
software and technical background since 2003
and advancing to its application in praxis.