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Anchor stabilizes seismic activity-exposed masonry

45 Cintecia 150A new type of dissipative wall anchor solves the issues of how to protect heritage buildings in some of the most earthquake-prone parts of the world. Cintec International’s dissipative anchor consists of a set of stainless steel plates to which four bolts apply pressure, creating friction to an adjustable degree. There are built-in stops to restrict the sliding motion, and connectors that link to Cintec’s standard anchor rods. The anchor allows a controlled and repairable drift for the walls, managing the amount of seismic energy fed into the structure and therefore minimizing damage to the building.

 

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Techniseal Adopts Plastic Bag Technology

44 Techniseali 150After years of research and development on new packaging options for its RG+ Polymeric Sand, hardscape materials specialist Techniseal has opted for the latest European “Drypak” offering in conjunction with upgraded graphics and product labeling.

 

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Meadow Burke Gauges Embedded Lift Pins' Shear Values

44 MB 150Company engineers recently investigated published industry standards for shear values of threaded lift pins with socket when embedded in concrete of 3,500 psi or higher compressive strength.

 

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