Sun Recycling Facility
Pompano Beach, Florida
Helix® Micro-Rebar™ reinforcement was used to fully replace all rebar, supporting significant loads and repeat heavy traffic including 80,000 lb wheel loaders.
Contractor: Ahrens Companies
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
Application: Slab on Grade,
Original Design: 1 layer of #5 rebar @ 12” OCEW
Helix Dosage: 22.5 lb/yd3
ADDED HELIX STEEL VALUE
Increase in Shear Strength: 260 %
Increase in Modulus of Rupture: 46 %
Increase in Durability: 15 %
Increased Speed of Construction: 18 Days
Reduction in Carbon Footprint: 800 Tons
The Sun Recycling Center is located in Pompano Beach, Florida and is approx 500,000 sq. ft. As a scrap metal processing facility, the slab on grade endures a tremendous amount of traffic, loads and heavy machinery.
The initial design for this industrial slab on grade was 6 1/2" thick concrete, reinforced with 1 layer of #5 rebar at 12" OCEW. Using the Helix Steel design method, the concrete contractor was able to replace all of the rebar, while increasing the durability and resilience of the slab on grade.
Since 2012, the Helix® Micro-Rebar™ reinforced concrete has supported significant loads and repeat heavy traffic including 80,000 lb wheel loaders.