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.
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 supplied 3,000 DSDQ 50, DSDQ 100 and ESDQ 20 Shear Load Connectors to the build of Australia's Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne.
The Royal Women's Hospital, Melbourne
An Ancon brickwork support system has been installed on the new 300 bed Orange Hospital in New South Wales.
Orange Hospital, New South Wales
Ancon fixings have been used to restrain the stone cladding of a Buddhist Temple located in the Catskill Mountains, New York State.
Stone Restraints - Buddhist Temple, New York, USA
Concrete structures are designed with expansion and contraction joints to allow movement to take place.
Shear Load Connectors
Leviat manufactures three Ancon products which provide continuity of reinforcement across construction joints in concrete.
Reinforcement Continuity Systems
Masonry cladding on steel or concrete framed structures is normally supported by stainless steel shelf angle.
Ancon Windposts span vertically between floors to provide additional lateral support for large panels of masonry or panels with openings.
Catch up on the latest developments from Ancon
Leviat will be showcasing some of Australia’s most trusted and innovative connecting, fixing and anchoring solutions at Sydney Build 22 (ICC Sydney, 1-2 June 2022).
With their new European Technical Assessment (ETA), Halfen HZA serrated anchor channels fulfil all requirements of AS 5216:2021 and can be used in projects across Australia.
Leviat has released an enhanced version of its popular Ancon Shearfix design software that enables engineers to maintain a flat concrete slab at column heads by reinforcing the area against punching shear with a prefabricated, stud-rail system.