Indonesia – The Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Ministry has fostered an advancement for retrofitting the current foundation development to acknowledge dependable and feasible framework improvement across Indonesia by utilizing built up polymer fiber (FRP).
The utilization of fitting, viable, and harmless to the ecosystem innovation is urged to make esteem added and manageable advancement whose advantages can be felt by people in the future. This is what PUPR Minister Basuki Hadimuljono noted in a proclamation got. Consequently, Hadimuljono featured the significance of advancement and innovation support for directing quicker, exact, proficient, and quality framework improvement.
In the interim, in keeping up with dependability of the current structure, the construction should be retrofitted to empower it to hold bigger burdens, fix the harm, right plan defects, develop the presentation shortcomings, and increment flexibility.
The FRP material can utilized for retrofit. It is a lightweight and non-destructive material with high elasticity. The slight profile of FRP is frequently utilized for structures that focus on the feel or openness angles. It very well may be utilized for structures that can’t be made with customary methods.
To disperse data on the utilization of the material, the Directorate of Settlement and Housing Engineering (BTPP) of the service held the Technical Guidance on Retrofitting Existing Structures Using FRP Materials.
BTPP Director Dian Irawati noted in her remarks at the event that the reinforcement of concrete structures using FRP material is regulated in six Indonesian National Standard (SNI): the SNI 8970:2021, SNI 8971:2021, SNI 8972:2021, SNI 8973:2021, SNI 8974:2021, and SNI 8975:2021.
Morever, The SNIs have been readied to ensure the safety and strength of existing structure by establishing complete requirements and calculations to increase the capacity of the structure to hold the desired loads. She affirmed that the attempt aligned with the mandate to meet the security aspects listed in Law Number 28 of 2002 on Buildings.