MaSTER FRAME® Method, Method is an innovative structural reinforcement technique developed in Japan as a result of long R&D studies.In this method, structure is strengthened against earthquakes by attaching additional reinforced concrete frames to the existing structural system of the building, and this process continues while the building is used on daily basis. This method is used in over 40 buildings in Japan. Numerous engineering , design and application projects involving this method continue in Turkey
Advantages of MaSTER FRAME®
Since the reinforcement is made from the outside of the building, construction staff do not have to enter the building. Retrofitting work can be performed while the use of the structure continues.
Special anchors (MaSTER Disk-Ankraj®) are used; thus noise, dust and vibration are reduced during the construction work.
It is a cost competitive system compared to the existing shear wall reinforcement method.
The construction period is shorter compared to the conventional shear wall reinforcement method.
The MaSTER FRAME® Method is easy to apply and very suitable for construction practices in Turkey.
MaSTER FRAME®, can be used together with other structural retrofitting methods when necessary. This system is suitable for hybrid solutions with retrofitting members such as steel bracing and damper.
What Does MaSTER FRAME® Enable?
Construction staff do not need to enter the building since the work is carried out from outside while the building is still used on daily basis.
In factories, production continues without interruption,
In schools, education continues without suspension ,
In hospitals, health services are not interrupted,
In dwellings and offices, reinforcement process is completed without the need for the people to move out,
In administrative in buildings , warehouses , etc., the function of structure is not interrupted.
Shorter Construction Period and Reduced Noise, Dust and Vibration:
It is applied without damaging the existing structural system (columns, shears, beams, etc.) and demolishing the building. Thus, retrofitting work is performed without reducing the load - bearing capacity of the existing structure.
Architectural repair is not necessary as the existing structural system is not damaged. The financial burden of re-construction of the walls and related finishing and mechanical works is eliminated.
Retrofitting work is independent from finishing works (if there are such works that must be performed inside the building). This brings flexibility to the compulsory architectural repair (finishing works) schedule: It can be carried out in parallel with the retrofitting, or it can be divided into periods that will not disrupt the function of the building.