Working closely with SDG, Taranto were able to efficiently add the ThermoPin into their existing designs. The drawings were analysed and marked up by BT Innovation whose team of engineers determined the pin size, quantity, and exact layout. At SDG we always aim for a 48-hour turnaround on productions of drawings, and achieve a same day turnaround in 60% of cases.
The BT ThermoPin securing anchor system is a glass fibre reinforced polymer (GFRP) connecting anchor for sandwich walls and core insulted double wall panels.
ThermoPin is used to connect facing and load-bearing layers within core-insulated concrete panels. The strong GFRP material is suitable for use in narrow structural elements, allowing for the ultimate level of design versatility. Thanks to the attached cap, the bar slides smoothly into fresh concrete, ensuring a fast assembly. The fixed plastic ring guarantees correct installation and ensures that the fastening point in the insulation is sealed fully. As a result, the installed bar is fully beneath the surface of the concrete, and not visible from the surface.
The result of this innovative design is a prefect surface without visible flaws. ThermoPin features conical openings at each end to increase pull out resistance. A high tensile strength is achieved through the use of continuous intact strands of glass fiber along the axis of the rod.
The advantages of ThermoPin at a glance:
SDG working with Todd Architects designed and supplied a unique jointing system of acoustic ceilings expertly installed by Castle Ceilings.
SDG are the supply partner of Bekaert Murfor Compact, which was used to reinforce the external masonry. Used by MG Construction Murfor Compact offered a fast, simple and economical way of reinforcing masonry walls.
SDG working alongside Doran Consulting from design stage right through to advising the construction team on site reference installation best practice for bridge bearings at this Belfast project.
LIV Student Accommodation with over 11 floors of Shearail® used to increase the shear resistance of a slab, and safety transfers the shear load from the slab to the column.
At SDG our knowledge of the impact of the correct acoustics in different environments grows it is no surprise that the education sector is one area where you can’t afford to be complacent.
Through the use of the BT turnbuckle on these LIDL store projects it has been possible to reduce the temporary bracing, increase safety and shorten the assembly time for the precast wall elements , it ticks all our the boxes. We are excited to implement it in our future projects.
SDG have always gone above and beyond for us. With SDG’s technical support our team have the ability to use the most effective and innovative solutions to improve quality, save time and perform more effectively.
I spoke to Ciaran Donnelly and after a few subsequent drawings emailed back and forth we agreed on the detail. SDG had the assembly on site within 3 days and saved us a lot of time on site with cutting and welding. We were able to lower the assembly into place in one piece with no concerns. I would most definitely engage in this service again.