New Construction Applications

    Torre Cuarzo, Mexico D.F, Mexico

    Seismic Friction Dampers provide the Torre Cuarzo with state of the art earthquake protection. Standing at 180m, the Torre Cuarzo uses more than 450 friction dampers.

    Retrofitting Applications

    Alma Hospital

    The hospital in Alma was retrofitted using seismic friction dampers which allow the building to remain fully operational in the event of a major temblor.
    Photos courtesy of CIUSSS du Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean

    CHUS Fleurimont, Sherbrooke, Canada

    The hospital in Sherbrooke was retrofitted using seismic friction dampers. The project is being done in stages in order to minimize the impact on the hospital’s operations.
    Photos courtesy of CHUS Fleurimont, Sherbrooke

     Florencia Hospital, Caqueta, Colombia

    In one of Colombia’s highest risk regions friction dampers have quickly become one of the technologies of choice to protect key infrastructure. The florecia hospital is located in a remote region where material availability is challenging and interventions must be done quickly as the hospital is a critical element of local services.

     Valle de Lili, Cali, Colombia

     Friction Dampers allowed for rapid installation of damped braces which was essential given the quick turn arounds required by the hospital. Surgery rooms were retrofitted and quickly back up and running serving patients and saving lives.