Simtrec: Heritage Masonry Structure Preservation


INDUSTRY: Commercial


Canada’s most iconic and historic structures in Ottawa are in the process of a major rehabilitation effort. Simtrec is preparing a proposal for the replacement of conventional masonry anchors with Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP).

SMT provided sensors and electronics to track the moisture and temperature transfer through stones subjected to extreme temperature and physical stress tests.

The analysis performed by Simtrec are designed to test the robustness and longevity of the revolutionary FRP material embedded in a wide variety of stone specimens taken from the Parliament Buildings and stone suppliers.