Megawide just discovered a new brand of high-quality and cost-efficient couplers that will soon be utilized in Megawide projects.
Last January in Thailand, Megawide’s Technical Management Department and other representatives conducted material tests for the Dextra-Groutec Coupler to verify product adherence to Megawide standards. Material tests are generally used to characterize the mechanical properties of metals, composites, and many other materials (MTS Systems). A sample of this test is the Cyclic Test, wherein oscillating loads are applied to the material using load schemes such as cyclical tension or compression. There is also the Tensile Test, wherein increasing loads are applied to the material to identify yield and ultimate strengths.
The Dextra-Groutec Coupler was tested using the cyclic test called AC 133, while the reinforcing bar, or rebar, underwent the tensile test called Monolithic D25 Testing. Both tests came out with positive results, proving adherence of the materials to the standards set by the Technical Management Department.
As part of their official visit, the Megawide team also toured the factory facilities of the Precast Factory of Pruska, a real estate developer operating his own precast factory and building their own development structures. They also got the chance to visit The Plum, one of Pruska’s precast projects, in which Dextra Couplers were used.
The Thailand visit is part of Megawide’s commitment to innovation by searching for new products and technologies that deliver value engineering for Megawide projects.
The learning tour was attended by by Marc Beni Sansait and James Derrick Lubi from the Structural Team- Technical Management Department MCC; John Paul Caday, Construction Methodology Design Team- Technical Management Department MCC; Omar Murillo from Precast Business UnitMCC; Keith Calimag from 8990 Ortigas- MCC; and Rheoneil Rafael from MCC. Rolando Sanchez and John Arvin Adizas from RBS, and Bernardo Cabebe from BCECS also took part.