BUILDINGS CAN BE REINFORCED WITH A 25% COST OF REBUILDING
Kordsa strengthens Turkey’s important projects such as bridges, tunnels, viaducts, and rail systems with Kratos synthetic fiber reinforcements. The company has adopted the mission of developing advanced technologies in the field of sustainable chemicals and building materials, which is the common goal of Sabanci Group. Therefore, the company develops products that provide long-lasting strength in concrete structures and expands its sphere of influence and product range. In particular, the Kratos Structural Reinforcement product group is of critical importance in earthquakerelated strengthening works, Kordsa CEO Ibrahim Ozgur Yildirim said. “Kratos Structural Reinforcement products provide a high-performance solution in the strengthening of structures. We save time and cost compared to demolishing and rebuilding with our Kratos Structural Reinforcement products, therefore contributing to sustainability. We reinforce an average apartment without loss of volume for 25-30% of the rebuild cost,” he said. Buildings that are not built in line with the project or have application errors, decrease in performance over time, change the purpose of use, and whose performance against earthquakes is desired to be increased are reinforced with Kordsa’s Kratos Structural Reinforcement product group. The product improves the structural performance by increasing the bending moment and shear strength capacity of the structures and eliminating structural deficiencies with carbon fiber-reinforced polymer. In addition, by increasing the compressive strength and ductility of the columns of the structures, it strengthens the building against bending and shear and increases their load-carrying capacity.