This article is written in response to frequently asked questions regarding the performance of composite floors soon after concreting. This Steel Advisor article clarifies the basis for some of the requirements given in national and international good practice guides, and provides supplementary information to assist designers when considering this important load case.
Loads on Newly-Finished Composite Floors
This article is written in response to frequently asked questions regarding the performance of composite floors soon after concreting. This Steel Advisor article clarifies the basis for some of the requirements given in national and interna...
|Erection & Construction||20/07/2011||Stephen Hicks|
Sleeved Holding Down Bolts
One of the greatest problems faced by a steel erector on site is inaccuracy in the locations of the anchor bolts. Precision surveying equipment and techniques are required to accurately set out solidly cast-in anchor bolts in accordance wit...
|Erection & Construction||29/06/2009||Kevin Cowie|
Extending High Tensile Anchor Rods with Couplers
There are instances where high tensile anchor rods have been cast in with insufficient projection above the concrete. Extending the anchor rods by welding is generally not permitted. One method to extend the anchor rod is by the use of a th...
|Erection & Construction||27/04/2009||Kevin Cowie|
Pre-Tensioning of High Strength Holding Down Rods
Holding down bolts are typically threaded rods of varying lengths. Tightening of the hold down bolts to achieve a minimum level of bolt pre-tension eliminates a potential source of undesirable connection flexibility. Such as in column base ...
|Erection & Construction||02/05/2008||Kevin Cowie|
High Strength Structural Bolting
High strength structural bolting offers significant benefits to erection of structural steelwork. It is relatively quick and can be executed on site in all sorts of conditions. However to achieve reliable structural performance the quality ...
|Erection & Construction||01/05/2008||Clark Hyland|