Halfen Moment Malaysia organized an IEM evening talk on ‘Invisible Connections-Total Solution for Precast Connections’. The evening talk mainly focused on Invisible Connections which has been used as a modern way of connecting precast concrete without use of corbels or angles.
Traditionally, precast slabs such as stair landings used to be supported by a steel angle bolted to the wall. Installation was slow, required a high degrees of accuracy, tied up the crane with costly hook- time and could only be used on straight walls. Invisible Connections products were developed specifically to address these and other needs.
•The Architect gains a smooth obstacle-free soffit with no supports on show.
•The Engineer gains a robust, simple and efficient connection, which can also be used to satisfy robustness.
•The Insitu Contractor does not need to incorporate connections into the wall requiring tight tolerance.
•The Precaster keeps control of the connection within the factory, with no need for specialist operations on site.
•The Main Contractor gains reduced crane hook-time requirements, and rapid provision of access stairs.
From a buildability perspective, Invisible Connections appeal typically to precast concrete manufacturers and in-situ concrete frame contractors who appreciate the fuss-free ease with which precast or in-situ elements can be connected. It also has aesthetic benefit to architects who appreciate the enabling of ‘clean lines’ wherever concrete elements are joined.
The speaker, Gary Connah, Managing Director of Halfen Moment Singapore covered many topics during the evening talk, presenting the range of Invisible Connections available, with different benefits and applications. More than 30 engineers and customers attended this seminar and Halfen Moment would like to thank all who have attended and hope that you had a fruitful and informative session.
Token of appreciation from IEM to the speaker, Gary Connah
Jointly held seminar with IEM at Wisma IEM.