Success Story: Implosion of the Prison Complex, Presídio Frei Caneca

The prison complex at Presídio Frei Caneca, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil consisted of 8 reinforced concrete structures.   The demolition plan called for the implosion of all 8 structures in short succession which was analyzed using Extreme Loading® Technology to assess the demolition plan. 

ASI submitted a full engineering analysis and simulation predicting the outcome of the planned demolition to the implosionist, Fábio Bruno Construções Ltda, ASI’s Exclusive Demolition Analysis Member in Brazil. The simulations run by ASI were used to assist Fábio Bruno Construções Ltda plan the actual demolition, modify some details regarding the demolition sequence and provide assurance government officials regarding the safety and effectiveness of the demolition sequence prior to the actual implosion. 



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