CINTEC Announces New Dissipative Anchor

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Aug. 5, 2015—CINTEC International, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation, announces that it has developed a new type of dissipative wall anchor. The new anchor solves the issues of how to protect heritage buildings in some of the most earthquake-prone parts of the world.

This new product is an innovative dissipative anchor designed for use with Cintec™’s proven wall anchor system.

“We believe that this anchor is a major breakthrough in further protecting the world’s iconic buildings, especially in areas of high seismic activity,” said Peter James, Managing Director of Cintec™ International. “This anchor has been four years in development within the NIKER program. It has undergone extensive testing at Bath University, and in Italy.”

How One Company’s Technology Aided in Award-Winning Restoration of Historic Castle

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Astley Castle, before the restoration.

CINTEC International, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation, played a key role in the RIBA Stirling award-winning restoration of Astley Castle in Warwickshire, UK. According to a press release:

Cintec™ teamed up with architects and engineers from Mann Williams and Newport-based Protectahome to restore the castle. Cintec™ assisted Protectahome with the first phase of restoration, which included structural repairs and stabilizing the remaining walls of the building prior to rebuilding. Cintec™’s patented anchors were used to stitch together and strengthen the walls.

The process of restoring Astley Castle involved using a diamond drill to insert steel anchors into the building. Once in place, grout was pumped into a special sleeve surrounding the anchor, and air pumped out. Cores removed during this process were retained and reused where the anchors were installed, leaving an almost invisible repair. The work has ensured the survival of the original walls, allowing the award-winning holiday home to be built within the shell of the ancient castle.

Historic Chimney in Baku Will Be at the Heart of a New Shopping Complex Thanks to the Innovation of Newport Firm Cintec™

Press release date: August 21, 2015


 Cintec™ International is ensuring that a historic industrial chimney will be at the heart of The Twin Towers Port of Baku scheme.

A demolition-threatened historic chimney in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku will now be the centre point of a multi-million pound new shopping complex thanks to the innovation of a Newport-based structural engineering firm.

Cintec™ International has been commissioned to carry out complex structural preservation work on the chimney later this year in a £1m contract.

Built in the 1900s the feature as the focal point of a regeneration project to establish Baku as an up-and-coming centre of commerce and technology.

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