Toronto, Ontario – CINTEC North America, designer and manufacturer of the CINTEC Reinforcing Anchor System, announced it recently helped restore the Simpson Tower, a famous Canadian landmark and one of the tallest buildings in Toronto.
WSP Canada Inc., the structural and facade engineering consultants for the over-cladding of the Simpson Tower, contacted CINTEC, whose innovative reinforcing technology was a perfect fit for the major restoration project. D.F. Pray was retained as construction manager during the design, pre-construction and construction phases for the project.
WSP and CINTEC reworked potential solutions until the anchors developed were unique, project-specific and withstood testing and application. The CINTEC Reinforcing Anchoring System is performed by installing a steel bar, which is carefully enclosed in a mesh fabric sleeve, into the façade, and then injecting under low pressure a specially developed, proprietary grout.
Through this innovative approach, the project was completed without having to remove and inconvenience tenants, and as a further benefit, improve the “class” of the building while also addressing the ever-present Green Policy.