The Problem FPrimeC was retained by Ellisdon to conduct a comprehensive quality control of post-tensioned concrete beams. The beams served as primary load transfer system in a commercial-residential tower in downtown Toronto. Beams were 3 m deep, 2 m wide, and had a free span of approximately 12 m. The post-tensioned beam showed sign of premature cracking as a result of applied load. The initial assumption was that the post-tensioning… Read More »Quality Control of Post-Tensioned Concrete Beams
FPrimeC Solutions provides consultants, contractors, and asset owners with advanced non-destructive testing solutions for cost-effective evaluation and testing of concrete structures and infrastructure facilities.
Since 2016, FPrimeC have helped +100 customers in More than 4 provinces across Canada. We help customers in transportation infrastructure (bridges and tunnels), mines, power generating stations (hydro, gas, and nuclear), dams and hydraulic structures, water and waste water facilities, transmission lines, and telecommunication towers.
Our solutions provide cost-effective, and reliable means for the assessment of integrity and quality in new and existing structures. This category has a quick look at our notable works, as well as our most recent projects.
Quality Control of Cold Joints in Concrete Construction FPrimeC was retained by Ellisdon to conduct quality control of cold joints in concrete construction in two Go Transit stations in the GTA. Non-destructive testing was used to assess the quality and integrity of concrete walls in Go Station developments in Miliken (MI) and Agincourt (AG) stations. The walls showed sign of cold joints. Client was interested to study if the presence… Read More »Quality Control of Cold Joints in Concrete
The Problem FPrimeC was retained by Résolu Produits forestiers in Gatineau, QC, to conduct non-destructive evaluation of concrete tank. The oxygen reactor was a rectangular concrete tank with overall dimensions of 80m x 40m, and a height of approximately 5 m. Horizontal, vertical and diagonal cracks were observed in the exterior surface of concrete. Client was interested in a comprehensive of existing condition of the structure, and possible repair solutions.… Read More »Non-destructive Evaluation of Concrete Tank in Gatineau
Detailed Bridge Condition Survey & Corrosion Monitoring The Problem FPrimeC was retained by customer conduct detailed bridge condition survey and corrosion monitoring on the Rideau Ferry Bridge in Perth, ON. The 170 m bridge structure had 7 spans, and consisted of a 225 mm reinforced concrete. Detailed Bridge Condition Survey Special traffic control was planned and implemented to secure the job site for engineers, and sub-contractors. Detailed bridge condition… Read More »Bridge Condition Survey & Corrosion Monitoring
Visual Inspection and Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Dam The Problem FPrimeC was retained by customer for the inspection and testing of a 100 year old concrete dam in the Township of Brock, ON. The dam appeared to have cracks and concrete degradation in the wing walls, and apparent erosion over the spillway, and the concrete basin. Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation of Concrete Dam Following communication with the client, a… Read More »Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Dam
The Problem FPrimeC was retained by City of Toronto to perform detailed structural condition assessment of parking garage structure at 1229 Ellesmere Rd , Toronto, ON. Preliminary visual inspection was conducted by another consultant. Client was interested to evaluate the adequacy of the structural system. The client was planning to upgraded the waste collection system at the northwest corner of the building, near to the main entrance of the building.… Read More »Structural Condition Assessment of Parking Garage | City of Toronto
Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Foundations The Problem FPrimeC was retained by customer for the inspection and testing of wind turbine foundation elements at the Henvey Inlet Wind Project. The objective was to verify the quality and integrity of the foundation elements using non-destructive testing methods. Foundtaion elements were 2.5 m deep, and had an average radius of 5.8m. Non-Destructive Testing and Evaluation Following communication with the client, a comprehensive… Read More »Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Foundations
The Problem FPrimeC was retained by customer to perform non-destructive evaluation and testing on existing transmission line foundations in Fort MacKay, Alberta. The main objective was to identify the unknown length of existing pile foundations, as well as verifying the integrity of these foundations. Multi-Technology Approach for Testing Foundations A multi-technology approach was used for the inspection and condition assessment of piles and deep foundations. A combination of rebound… Read More »Non-destructive Evaluation of Transmission Line Foundation
Quality Control of Concrete Piles in Montreal, Quebec The Problem FPrimeC was retained by customer to conduct quality control of concrete piles in Montreal, QC. The pile elements under investigation were cast-in-place reinforced concrete piles with steel casing. Piles had a diameter of 1.3 m and were approximately 12 to 15 meter Deep. Pile Integrity Testing for Quality Control Following communication with the client, a quality control procedure… Read More »Quality Control of Concrete Piles in Montreal
Inspection of Parking Garage Structure Gatineau, Quebec The Problem FPrimeC was retained by customer for the inspection of parking garage structure in Gatineau, Quebec. Signs of severe corrosion were observed underneath the roof of the parking garage structure. The roof element was a 6″ concrete slab supported by main girders. Significant corrosion led to delamination and cover spalling across the slab. Steel reinforcement was severely corroded (loss of cross… Read More »Corrosion Inspection of Parking Garage Structure