Wales-based Cintec celebrate further success in North America

Wales-based Cintec celebrate further success in North America

Structural engineering firm Cintec International, whose head office is based in Newport, has announced further success  for their sister company in North America.

The company has worked on various projects around North America including the Statue of Liberty, the Library of Parliament in Canada, the White House as well as projects around the world such as the Egyptian Pyramids, Windsor Castle and Buckingham Palace.

Their latest success in North America comes as a result of the company utilising its patented anchoring system to restore one of the 50 tallest buildings in Toronto, the Simpson Tower.

The masonry-cladded building was beginning to show signs of age and the tower was starting to look unsightly.  

WSP Canada Inc., who were the structural and facade engineering consultants for the over-cladding of the landmark, contacted Cintec to employ their innovative technology in the major restoration project. 

D.F. Pray were drafted in as construction managers for the Simpson Tower re-cladding project during the design/pre-construction phases of the project. 

All three companies worked together on the project to restore the iconic building to its former glory.

Cintec used its patented anchoring system to strengthen the 35-storey tower block, making it 50% more durable than it was before.

The Anchoring System is installed by a steel bar being carefully enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve into which a specially developed grout is then injected under low pressure.

Through this innovative approach, Cintec was able to complete the project without having to remove and inconvenience tenants.

In total the contract value was in the region of 1.5 million Canadian dollars; a huge accomplishment for the Welsh-based company.

Robert Lloyd-Rees, CEO of Cintec North America, said: “The Simpson Tower is just one example of the many projects that we have undertaken over the last decade, restoring some of North America’s most iconic buildings using Cintec’s extremely successful patented anchoring system.”

Peter James, chairman of Cintec International added: “Robert and his team’s recent completion of the iconic Simpson Tower in Toronto is a perfect illustration of how we tailor make solutions to structural problems in high-rise buildings, as well as some of the world’s oldest and iconic archaeological monuments.”