Presenting a range of projects where shear load connectors have assisted the design of reinforced concrete connections in both building and civil engineering contracts. Read more
A discussion on how reinforced concrete must be designed and constructed to accommodate the inevitable movements that will take place. Read more
Holding concrete structures together securely, connecting joints between slabs and transferring loads throughout the structure is the job of steel rebar couplers, reinforcement continuity systems, stud rails and shear dowels. Read more
In urban landscapes sometimes dominated by steel and glass, beautifully formed, gravity-defying brick facades can really grab the attention and provide a refreshing, sometimes challenging, contrast to the architectural vernacular. Read more
Deep reveals and sofﬁts are an increasingly popular design feature that add an extra depth and dimension to masonry façades. Creating these effects can be key to the aesthetics of the building but can pose engineering problems. We uncover four ways to suspend brickwork in our latest article. Read more
Here, brick support specialist, Ancon, provides details of how redundant cast-in channels should be treated when located in close proximity to post-fixed anchors. Read more
This is a question Ancon’s Technical Services Team is regularly asked by those specifying and purchasing support systems for masonry cladding. Here, we outline the reasons why stainless steel is used in this application. Read more
Energy efficiency is becoming increasingly important in today’s building designs and the thermal performance of the insulated building envelope is a key design consideration. Read more
Wall Ties are an essential element in the strength and stability of cavity walls, but by crossing the cavity they act as a thermal bridge between the internal and external leaves. Generally speaking, the wider the insulated cavity, the more substantial the Wall Tie needs to be and the greater the effect the tie will then have on the U-value of the wall. Read more
When forming a cross brace using tie bars, the new Ancon Cross Coupler offers a streamlined alternative to an anchor disc.
We are proud to be a main sponsor of the annual Brick Awards which recognise excellence in the application of brick. The event will be held on Thursday 9th November 2017 at The Hilton, Park Lane, London.