We saw the opportunity to develop a new type of connector with a higher flexural deformation capability to serve the diaphragm floor systems in high seismic zones.
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 27, 2012
Limiting structural damage in large scale buildings such as parking garages during seismic activity has always been a challenge for the precast construction industry. The new DT Connector from Meadow Burke is the first product of its kind that is designed to reduce seismic damage in precast structures by improving the performance of chord connectors subject to seismic conditions. The product will be officially introduced at the 2012 Precast Concrete Industry Convention in Nashville, TN on September 29, 2012.
Developed and tested at Lehigh University, The DT Connector raises the bar in seismic resistant construction by introducing a new type of ductile casted chord connector that provides a high deformation capacity. “Most connectors we tested fall into the low deformation category and we saw the opportunity to develop a new type of connector with a higher flexural deformation capability to serve the diaphragm floor systems in high seismic zones,” stated Dr. Clay Naito, Associate Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Lehigh University and who was instrumental in developing the DT Connector.
For more information contact Meadow Burke at 877-518-7665 or visit http://www.meadowburke.com.
About Meadow Burke, LLC
Meadow Burke is a premier manufacturer of concrete precast and reinforcing products, concrete forming accessories, road and bridge products, and products for the precast and tilt-up marketplace. Meadow Burke is a company long recognized as an industry leader in developing innovative concrete accessory products that make a real difference in the way contractors and precasters approach construction projects. With nearly eight decades in the manufacture and development of accessories for the concrete construction industry, Meadow Burke has developed over 50-patented products that get the job done faster and saves money.