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Dextra’s Quarterly Newsletter: Connection #19

An iconic underground project in Cairo

The Cairo Metro project was first launched 30 years ago and since then it revolutionized the transport system of the city.

The first section of Line 3 opened in 2012, and the fourth and last phase of the project is expected to be completed by 2022.

At its final stage, the line will comprise 39 stations:

26 underground stations, 11 elevated stations and

2 at-grade stations.

Dextra has continuously provided construction solutions to the Cairo Metro project since the construction of Line 2 in the year 2000, delivering since then more than:

  • 1,400,000 Bartec rebar couplers
  • 7,000 Sonitec sonic tubes
  • 60 GFRP Soft-Eyes

Headed Bars: a new design guide

While headed reinforcement anchors are widely used in some parts of the world, their adoption in Europe has to date been limited, mainly because of the lack of design provisions contained within Eurocode 2 as well as a lack of European product standards and certification schemes.

With this in mind, Dextra has recently collaborated with Ove Arup & Partners to produce a headed reinforcement anchor design guide.

The document entitled “Methodology for Designing with Headed Reinforcement Anchors to Eurocode 2” is exclusively available from Dextra and gives a step by step guide for designing to Eurocode 2.

Extract from the document: headed reinforcement anchors replacing traditional anchorage reinforcement at a beam-column junction

Dextra has two CARES certified headed bar products:

  • Griptec headed reinforcement is available for rebar diameters 12mm to 50mm and ideal for main reinforcement anchorage.
  • HF headed reinforcement is ideal for shear links and other reinforcement which needs to be first processed via an automatic cut and bend line. They are available for rebar diameters 10mm to 20mm.

Griptec Headed Reinforcement

HF Headed Reinforcement

More about our latest projects


Bangladesh – Ruppur Nuclear Power Plant              

Bartec rebar couplers were supplied to the first power plant in Bangladesh

Indonesia – Mahakam IV Bridge                                     

An under-construction cable stayed bridge in Samarinda, Indonesia

India – Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL)

A gigantic infrastructure project that utilizes self-drilling anchors for protection works

CAD/BIM Tutorials on YouTube

Our CAD/BIM team has designed several tutorials on how to use our libraries of tools.

Find out more about Dextra new videos on the official YouTube channel.

Need support? Contact Dextra BIM team

Download our tools for FREE on our website:

DEXTRA Sport Day

500 people, 8 games, 4 teams, one big celebration!

Almost 500 Dextra employees participated to the Dextra Sport Day, held on the 30th of August at the CAT Convention Hall in Bangkok, Thailand.

All four teams enjoyed fun sport and cheerleading competitions, creating a team-building spirit that will certainly be remembered for time to come!

The day ended with a neon-light themed party where everyone enjoyed food, drinks, live music, and two special dance shows organized by employees of Dextra Manufacturing and Dextra Asia.


Helping flood victims in Thailand

Two tropical storms have brought heavy downpours in the North-East region of Thailand (Ubon Ratchathani province and surrounding areas): the consequent flooding have claimed more than 30 lives.

Dextra employees have been very generous, supporting with donations of essential items and money for the victims of this terrible event, including tents, medicines, dried food and drinking water.

All donations were delivered on September 20, 2019 through a well-known television station in Bangkok.

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