Motivated by the collapse of Ronan Point in London in 1968, where a gas explosion on the 18th floor triggered a progressive collapse, Cintec began developing strengthening systems to reinforce masonry walls in order to resist accidental gas explosions, vehicle impacts and earthquakes.

With the world on high alert more than ever, existing buildings can now benefit from new engineering solutions and technology. Many cost-effective building protection measures have little to do with the actual building, focusing instead on the space surrounding it. Wherever possible, ‘stand-off’ or ‘set-back’ is without doubt the most…