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University of Canterbury Strongfloor, Christchurch, New Zealand

Products used: Vertical Wall Post Tensioning Bars & bespoke couplers

Background: The University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand is a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility for the Civil and Natural Resources Department of the College of Engineering. Students can now conduct modern testing techniques providing firsthand experience of seismic loadings on structures and soils in real-time and at a realistic scale.

The strong floor consists of a 2m thick raft foundation with cast-in Macalloy inserts/anchor points at 400mm centre spacing, both horizontally and vertically.

The Strong Wall has a 1.6m thick and 9.2m high post-tensioned L shaped wall, cantilevered from the strong floor foundation, with cast-in Macalloy inserts/anchor points at 400mm centres, both horizontally and vertically and in line with the floor inserts.

Cantubury-NZ-Bar-installation-scaled copy
190314 Airbus Filton Macalloy bars 40mm and 75mm strongfloor plate location






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