The shopping mall will increase the number of shops to be rented and incorporate other uses such as spa and health centres. A project for strengthening six beams was awarded to FOSTA to increase the shear and flexural loading capacities of the said beams using a carbon fibre reinforced polymer (CFRP) wrap. The flexible installation schedule and almost zero addition of weight to the existing structures provide great advantages to the building alteration work. The owner chose the CFRP method because of the following: no hacking – no noise, flexible installation schedule, fast, and saving money.
- Client:East Point Shopping Centre
- Location:Simei MRT, Singapore
- Contractor:Lexon Pte Ltd
- Completed Year:March 2006