Case study – Construction load testing and monitoring
Verification of the increase in deformation and ceiling beams deflection during gradual loading with reinforced concrete blocks weighing 35,000 kg… That is a challenge that we managed in less than 10 hours. This made it very easy to decide under which conditions to build an extra floor.
Our client is one of the largest e-shops and is also a recognized innovator in the field of internet sales. Therefore, we are all the more pleased that this giant in the e-commerce market does not hesitate to turn to SAFIBRA when it needs to measure the load limit of ceiling beams.
The client’s assignment was clear: As we are still growing, we would like to expand our headquarters and add an extra floor. We needed to find out how much the current beams can withstand and whether an extra floor is even possible to be extended.
Thanks to our many years of experience and know-how in the field of fiber optic technologies, we managed to fit 2 selected beams with 7 different technologies in less than 10 hours. We subjected both beams to a gradual load of up to 35 tons in a controlled manner, and mapped and evaluated their behaviour throughout the test. Thanks to this, we were able to provide an answer whether it is possible to build another floor together with a comparison of results from different methods of deflection measurement.
After a successful load test, we were able to please our client with the following result: with regard to the loading limits, the current ceiling beams comply with the standards for the construction of an additional floor.
The breaking of the beams in the parking lot took place very quickly and without any complications. Our client obtained detailed numerical information about the loading process at all points of the beams, together with the most accurate results regarding the load capacity and the recommended load, confirmed by different measurement technologies.
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We are a Czech company engaged in the development, production and sale of products in the field of photonics, fiber optics and optical measuring systems. Thanks to our own R&D department, we offer unique and cost-effective products and solutions, tailor-made for our customers. In addition, we also represent the world’s renowned manufacturers of fiber optic technology, whose portfolio perfectly complements our offer.