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DSD DSDQ Shear Load Connectors

Shear Load Connectors

Shear Load Connectors

Concrete structures are designed with expansion and contraction joints to allow movement to take place. Dowels are used to transfer shear load across these joints. The design of the joint is important for the overall design of the structure to function correctly.

Leviat’s range of Ancon shear load connectors offers significant advantages over plain dowel bars. They are more effective at transferring load and accommodating movement and, due to their two-part construction, are more simple to install.

The sleeve component is nailed to the formwork and cast in with the first pour; drilling of either formwork or concrete is not required. Once the formwork is removed, the dowel component is pushed into the sleeve and cast-in with the second pour.

Our range includes solutions for suspended and ground bearing concrete slabs.

DSD and DSDQ Design Program
For a given application, the design program will calculate the size and number of connectors required, the edge distance and spacings, and details of the local reinforcement. Download your free copy of the design program on the right, or alternatively, download a design sheet to provide details of your project to Leviat.

Installation of DSD Shear Load Connectors

Building Information Modelling

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CE, UKCA and CE UKNI marking from Leviat

From January 1st 2021, the UK will recognise both the EU CE marking approvals, for a time limited period, and the new UK based approval system, which will be known as the UKCA mark. The EU will only recognise CE marking by EU notified bodies as proof of efficacy moving forwards. Leviat has been working closely with both EU notified and UK approved bodies to ensure compliance is achieved at the earliest possible opportunity and we can confirm that we have obtained all relevant certification.