Since the establishment, he has continuously been expanding his knowledge repositories and has been following the development of both concrete materials and calculation methods as well. Dr Juhasz has extensive knowledge in the field of synthetic fibre reinforcement, its laboratory testing, modelling and finite element analysis. He is present at major international conferences while his scientific activities are published in journals. Dr Juhasz contributes to journals and conferences regularly with more than 50 publications, he has written papers about testing methods, material models and different researches of synthetic macro fibre reinforced concrete.
JKP can primarily help in the design, research and laboratory testing of concrete, reinforced concrete and fibre-reinforced concrete structures. Design involves the design of concrete mix, geometry and reinforcement for incidental (such as transport, erection etc.) and expected loads and effects (such as dead and live loads, dynamic loads, temperature effects etc.), taking the unique properties of concrete, such as shrinkage, creep, and fatigue into consideration. Beyond these standard design services, the company principles of JKP include environmentally responsible designs.
In 2011 JKP was assigned with the design of tramlines Nr. I. and II. in Szeged (Szeged, Hungary), and as a result the first exclusively cast-in-situ synthetic macro fibre reinforced concrete tramline of Hungary was constructed. Due to its vast success similar tramlines were built in Saint Petersburg (Russia) in 2013 and 2014 as well.
In a cooperation with the University of Tongji (Shanghai, China) the steel bar reinforcement of the Shanghai subway tunnel was optimized by adding synthetic macro fibre reinforcement. Presentations of these works can be found in numerous proceedings (1, 2, 3, 4).
In 2014 at the Stadium of Debrecen (Debrecen, Hungary) shear reinforcement of the precast, prestressed grandstand structures were replaced based on the design of JKP by synthetic macro fibre reinforcement. This structure is unique on a global level: it allows an utterly new way of utilizing synthetic macro fibres.
Between 2014 and 2016 JKP have participated in the design and optimization of the precast PCAT railway slabs designed by the PreCast Advance Track Ltd. which won several innovation awards. This is the first precast tramline slab in the world that does not contain traditional steel bar reinforcement.
JKP won a tender in 2016 for the development of fibre reinforced concrete material model joined by the Cervenka Consulting, which resulted in implementing the model that was improved for three years together with several years’ worth of research results into the ATENA finite element analysis. The project is called FibreLAB.
JKP launched the Synthetic Solution (SynSol) project by comparing the products of the world’s largest FRP manufacturers in 2017, where the concrete beams were reinforced by utilizing solely synthetic materials. The goal of this project was to change the direction of the concrete industry to a more sustainable building material.