Products / Wi Beam & Column
The construction of large span masonry infill wall panels within the primary structure has always been complicated by the need for wind posts.
At Wembley Innovation, we believe in challenging this traditional method of strengthening walls. The Wi System uses reinforced concrete columns and beams, concealed within hollow blocks, to improve performance and aesthetics whilst providing uninterrupted finished masonry panels.
900mm centres. Standard M4 mortar.
Wembley Innovation has patented its unique Wi System which incorporates reinforced masonry beams and columns to allow the construction of blockwork wall spans of up to nine metres whilst removing windposts. Developed in conjunction with leading engineering consultants and testing houses, the Wi System takes a revolutionary approach to masonry construction that increases the lateral load capacity of masonry. Signiﬁcantly improving the architectural and aesthetic appearance of masonry walls the System is ideal for the full range of construction projects.
The System is CERAM tested & approved, and has been proven to reduce installation costs by 15% over steel windpost construction.
“I’ve enjoyed working with the innovative Wembley Innovation team on developing the Wi System. The strength of the Wi System is much higher than I’d ever have expected.”
Andrew Best, Director, Buro Happold
“It’s just a simple system of ordinary old blocks and rebar with a few bespoke connectors, yet the testing shows that it’s ridiculously strong.”
Dr Geoff Edgell, CERAM
“We believe that the Wi System will be the predominant method of strengthening masonry panels in the future”
Smart Crosby International