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Welcome to the latest Ancon newsletter. In this issue, we launch our new acoustic range of wall ties and shear dowels, discuss how Ancon shear load connectors contributed to the Barangaroo Cultural Centre in Sydney and announce the expansion of our New Zealand operations.  

Ancon launches new, high performance ‘Acoustic Range’

To support the drive towards improving the sound resilience of buildings, Ancon has introduced a new Acoustic range of cavity wall ties and shear dowels.

Unlike standard wall ties that create a solid connection through which sound waves can travel, Acoustic wall ties feature an acoustic isolation element that minimises the transfer of airborne noise and vibration. Typical applications include cinemas, nightclubs, recording studios and mixed-use developments.

The Ancon Staisil-HLD is an innovative, high performance, easy-to-install Acoustic Dowel that replaces rigid floor connections in multi-storey concrete frames. It reduces the transmission of impact noise through a building by isolating adjacent concrete elements, transferring shear load and allowing movement at the joint.

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Ancon Acoustic Range

Case Study: Barangaroo Cultural Centre, Sydney 

Lend Lease has installed 1,300 slab-to-slab connectors from Ancon in the suspended post-tensioned concrete floor of the stunning Barangaroo Cultural Centre in Sydney.

Use of these products at the temporary movement joints, in place of traditional 'pour strips', has significantly accelerated the build programme, saving both time and money.

The design uses a combination of Ancon DSDQ double shear dowels and Ancon ALP locking pins to accommodate the initial shrinkage of the concrete and then allow the joints to be locked preventing further movement. This cost-effective Ancon solution transfers high shear load in both its unlocked and locked state minimising the need for mechanical slab supports, allowing construction to progress quickly above and below the slab.

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Photo courtesy of Lend Lease

Barangaroo Cultural Centre

Ancon opens manufacturing operations in North Island, New Zealand

Ancon is expanding its NZ operations with the opening of a new site in Auckland on the North Island which, together with the existing site in Christchurch on the South Island, will service increasing demand locally for our engineered steel fixings.

The new 810sqm Ancon facility officially opened on 1st August and is strategically located in the industrial Auckland suburb of Otahuhu.

Jon Bond, Ancon’s ANZ Managing Director said,
“By establishing a manufacturing and sales base in Auckland we are better equipped to meet future market growth and challenging project requirements.” 

The Auckland site will feature a bar threading and coupling production line for our BT parallel threaded systems and hold finished stock of all Ancon’s products, including the comprehensive range of Helifix and Unicon products supplied to the masonry repair and precast concrete sectors.

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Ancon Auckland

Other News

Ancon extends its ‘Lockable’ connector range with the Locking Pin

For superior workmanship, choose a Helifix Approved Installer

New Helifix BowTie Design Guide for Seismic Upgrades

Ancon Locking Pin

Ancon has extended its 'Lockable' range designed for use at temporary movement joints in post-tensioned concrete frames, with the introduction of the Locking Pin.

Helifix Approved Installer

Ancon now operates a nationwide network of Approved Installers of its Helifix masonry repair products offering expert installation and insurance-backed warranties.

Helifix BowTie HD

Helifix has launched a new 12 page seismic upgrade design guide for its long established BowTie range, used to connect masonry walls to internal timber floor or ceiling joists.

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