Rapid, quality-controlled installation minimises programme times
Large health sector buildings benefit from the simplicity and speed of construction facilitated by Ancon fixings for concrete and masonry. Many hospitals feature large spans to accommodate open-plan interiors, and Ancon shear load connectors are essential for joining reinforced and post-tensioned concrete slabs.
Hidden masonry supports and reinforcement play a vital role in the internal and external walls of large hospital buildings, and special, non-magnetic stainless steel products can be specified for sensitive areas such as radiotherapy suites.
An Ancon Tension System has been installed in the glazed atrium entrance of the new Nottingham Breast Institute at the Nottingham City Hospital.
Glazed Entrance Hall - Nottingham Breast Institute
A key design consideration in a post-tensioned concrete structure, where long uninterrupted spans are to be achieved, is the accommodation of normal concrete shrinkage. This has traditionally been accommodated by leaving 1metre wide gaps in the concrete slab, which are filled once movement has stabilised.
New Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne
Ancon has provided 4,000 wall ties and insulation retaining clips, free of charge, to the build of a new Day Care Centre for the Daisy Chain charity in Teesside.
New ‘Daisy Chain’ Day Care Centre, Teesside
Concrete frame specialist, PJ Carey Limited, has installed 500 Ancon Lockable Dowels on a new ten storey hospital building in Aberdeen. The dowels have replaced the need for ‘pour strips’ to be left in the post-tensioned concrete to accommodate concrete shrinkage. Project Manager, Eamonn O’Donnell said
Emergency Care Centre, Aberdeen
Brick, block or stone cladding on steel or concrete framed structures is normally supported by stainless steel masonry support systems.
Ancon Windposts are designed to span vertically between floors to provide lateral support for panels of brickwork.
Wall ties and restraint fixings are an essential element in the stability of masonry panels.
Wall Ties & Restraint Fixings
Tie bars are increasingly being used in structures and buildings as an architectural as well as a structural element.
Tension & Compression Systems
Ancon Lockable Dowels are a proven, independently-tested solution which is both easy to detail and install on site.
Concrete structures are designed with expansion and contraction joints to allow movement to take place.
Shear Load Connectors
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Use of offsite manufacturing for multi-storey concrete frames is increasing in the UK. This trend has necessitated the development of new construction methodologies, particularly in the field of primary structural connections between precast concrete elements.
Successfully re-engineered by Ancon, the IHR range of internal head restraints can now accommodate gaps at the wall head of up to 75mm, extending the previous maximum of 50mm.
Ancon has been honoured at a Royal reception to celebrate its success in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise – the third Queen’s Award for the company.