Posts tagged with 'building envelope'
Senior Engineer, Jeff Edwards explores an issue that has become common knowledge in the construction industry, that designed thermal performance figures for cavity wall constructions are rarely achieved under actual site conditions. He lets us in on how his passion for addressing this 'performance gap' resulted in the creation of the revolutionary Ancon Thermal Windpost (TWP2). Read more
Head Restraints provide simple support to the top of a masonry panel by transferring lateral load (usually wind or internal pressure load) from the masonry to the primary structure, whilst allowing some vertical movement in the frame in relation to the top of the wall. Read more
When tying a masonry outer leaf to a timber frame, in a UK town or city, wall ties should be specified to Types 5 to 7 in BS 5268-6.1: 1996. Read more
There are various occasions when a new wall needs to be tied into existing masonry e.g. house extensions, garden walls and conservatories. Wall starter kits are fast and easy to install and replace the traditional ‘toothing out’ method. Read more
Insufficient embedment of wall ties in the mortar joints of masonry cavity walls compromises wall tie performance and could lead to the collapse of walls. Read more
Timber-framed construction is a popular, proven building method, offering the benefits of rapid construction, minimal site waste and the use of a sustainable building material. Read more
This post discusses the most common problems associated with the incorrect use of cavity wall ties and how to overcome these. Read more
Wall ties, sometimes called ‘brick ties’, are used in buildings with cavity walls. They are used to join the two leaves of a cavity wall together. Read more
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
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