BRB Fabrication

Here at CoreBrace we design and fabricate Buckling Restrained Braces (BRBs). In fact, that is all we do!  We are dedicated to being the best in the business and our braces are manufactured in the USA. CoreBrace BRBs are engineered to have essentially the same capacity in tension and compression, resulting in less overstrength built into the structure. Additionally, they can be used in single diagonal configurations without design penalties.

This means:
FEWER braces and connections
SMALLER frame columns and beams
SMALLER connections to the structure and foundations

CoreBrace Buckling Restrained Braces are structural elements composed of a steel core encased in a grout-filled steel tube. The casing and grout assembly confines the core, increasing its critical load to a point that the axial capacity in compression is limited only by the yield stress of the steel. The concept allows the core to resist the design axial forces utilizing the full steel strength while the casing provides overall buckling stability of the BRB. A proprietary interface material is used to separate the two resisting systems, with minimized friction. The result is a high performance brace that does not buckle.

Give us a call, we look forward to the opportunity to discuss the performance benefits and cost savings that CoreBrace can bring to your project with our buckling restrained braces.