Roads & Bridges
Safety, strength and structural integrity
In road and bridge construction, the need for superior safety, strength and structural integrity means that Ancon steel fixings are routinely specified for large-scale infrastructure projects.
Concrete reinforcing bar couplers and starter bars play a key role in creating secure, high-strength bridges worldwide – from long-span crossings to footbridges.
Over 100,000 Ancon Rebar Couplers have been used in the concrete support towers, end piers and road deck of one of the longest cable-stayed bridges in the world.
Queensferry Crossing, Forth Estuary, Scotland
Ancon fabricated stainless steel bridge cappings and all associated support brackets for bridges running across the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Bridge Cappings & Supports - Channel Tunnel Rail Link, UK
Ancon MBT Headed Anchors have been installed on a section of the Eastlink Project in Melbourne.
Eastlink Project, Melbourne
Bartec Plus couplers offer a full strength connection together with enhanced fatigue resistance.
Bartec Plus Couplers
MBT couplers require neither bar end preparation to form threads nor bar rotation to effect installation. The bars are supported within the coupler by two serrated saddles.
The Starter Bar system is designed to increase the speed of construction at joints where continuity of reinforcement is required, or for fixing applications using standard metric bolts or studding.
Starter Bar System
Catch up on the latest developments from Ancon
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.