REMCON Constructions were awarded the contract for carbon fibre strengthening works to the SR3-BM35-615 communications pole at Mt Beenak in Victoria in January 2015.
The works entailed preparing the substrate to an even surface including the removal of any unsound material and filling any voids. 3.5metre long Sikadur carbour fibre strips were then installed vertically to the communications pole in 8 locations. To prevent any UV degradation and possible future water ingress the strips were painted with Sikasgard -550W and Sikagard-680s respectively.
Pull-off tests were conducted at the completion of the works to ensure the required adhesive strength had been achieved.