V-Wrap™ FRP Composite Strengthening Systems

STRUCTURAL TECHNOLOGIES’ V-Wrap externally bonded carbon and glass fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) systems utilize lightweight, high-strength carbon fibers bonded with adhesive resins

V-Wrap Systems™ are used to increase or restore load-carrying capacity to a variety of structures. Low profile,  flexible, and with very high strength, FRP can provide significant strength increase and is ideal for applications with limited access and/or complex geometries.

V-Wrap™ materials are ICC-ES approved, are environmentally friendly, and have UL-approved fire-resistant finishes available

  • Engineers can design and include in projects with confidence of plan check approval
  • ICC-ES approval provides long-term durability assessment that allows for 50-year
  • Materials can be installed in active commercial, institutional and industrial environments, maximizing on-going operations for Owners
  • A variety of finishes including fire-resistant finishes allow engineers more options for use of V-Wrap materials

V-Wrap™ offers significant ease and flexibility of installation over steel and other repair options

  • Can be installed on complex geometries in any orientation
  • Can be installed on-site, immediately, or long after structural member is put into place
  • Due to ease of installation it is often a lower overall cost alternative compared to steel and other materials
  • Ease of installation translates into faster schedule and provides cost saving advantages
  • Small construction footprint with no heavy equipment required provides advantages to Owner

V-Wrap™ – increases shear, flexural, and axial strengths of structural members and improves ductility and seismic performance

  • Versatile. Can be utilized on a variety of structural elements including columns, beams, walls and slabs to restore and/or increase capacity and ductility
  • Lightweight. Material strengthens structural members with no impact on overall weight of structure
  • Thin. Low-profile system, typically 1/8” or less, allows for minimal impact on area where FRP being installed

RJ Watson Strategic Partnership with Structural Technologies

Structural Technologies, a Structural Group Company, has formed a strategic partnership with RJ Watson, Inc. to expand its presence in the Transportation market. Peter Emmons, President and CEO of Structural Group, in making the announcement stated that “we are very pleased to enter into this strategic agreement, collaborating with RJ Watson will strengthen both companies as we work together to solve complex infrastructure challenges within the Transportation industry”. RJ Watson will represent the full suite of Structural Technologies products and provide service to its established customer base in the Transportation sector.

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RJ Watson provides at no cost or obligation engineering proposal on any project where you are interested in evaluating the benefits of the RJ Watson product line

No Cost/No Obligation Estimates

Our staff of experienced engineers will assist you with your proposals and will work within your tight time constraints.

RJ Watson’s in house operations include a fabrication shop with overhead cranes, heavy lifting capacities, certified welders, weld positioners, media blasting, machine shop and state of the art testing facility.

Projects

Corning Museum of Glass North Wing Addition

Corning Museum of Glass North Wing Addition

December 5, 2018

Franklinville Bridge, NY Rehab

Franklinville Bridge, NY Rehab

December 3, 2018

Sellwood Bridge – Portland, OR

Sellwood Bridge – Portland, OR

December 1, 2018

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Bridge over Ohio River

Kentucky & Indiana Terminal Bridge over Ohio River

November 30, 2018

Dublin Pedestrian Bridge Disktron Bearings

Dublin Pedestrian Bridge Disktron Bearings

November 29, 2018

R. J. Watson Bearings support award winning Dulles Corridor Metrorail Viaduct

R. J. Watson Bearings support award winning Dulles Corridor Metrorail Viaduct

November 29, 2018

I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge

I-35W Saint Anthony Falls Bridge

November 28, 2018

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge

November 28, 2018

Tri-Met Bridge – Portland, OR

Tri-Met Bridge – Portland, OR

November 28, 2018

West 7th Street Bridge – Fort Worth, TX

West 7th Street Bridge – Fort Worth, TX

November 28, 2018

US301 & SR1 Interchange – Delaware

US301 & SR1 Interchange – Delaware

November 28, 2018

Disktron Bearings used on Innovative U-Girder Bridge

Disktron Bearings used on Innovative U-Girder Bridge

November 28, 2018

Disktron Bearings Utilized on the I-4 Ultimate Project

Disktron Bearings Utilized on the I-4 Ultimate Project

November 28, 2018

Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

Sarah Mildred Long Bridge

November 28, 2018

Jonathan Hulton Memorial Bridge – Pittsburgh, PA

Jonathan Hulton Memorial Bridge – Pittsburgh, PA

November 28, 2018