Direct fastening shear connector advantage over welding
One Balmoral is a luxury condominium development consisting of two 12-storey buildings located along Balmoral Road in Singapore. Offering beautiful views overlooking the city, homes at this prestigious address sell anywhere from $1.5 million to over $4 million per unit.
The reinforced concrete structure consists mainly of composite slabs draped with a glass façade. Designed by ARC Studio and developed by Hong Leong Holdings Limited, One Balmoral is truly a leader in luxury living.
The Hilti Difference
Traditionally, welded studs have been used as shear connectors in composite slab structures to resist the longitudinal shear forces across the slab interface with the metal decking or steel beam. However, the Hilti team was able to show project leaders how the X-HVB shear connectors could offer a highly efficient and consistent fastening solution compared to traditional welding solutions by eliminating additional equipment, installation restrictions and installation quality variability commonly associated with the welding process. Additionally, Hilti field engineers were also able to demonstrate how our PROFIS DF Diaphragm Software could help the project engineer design a customized solution for his project’s composite slabs within minutes.
The Hilti X-HVB shear connector is a highly efficient and consistent solution when compared to traditional welding. The shear connector is economical for concrete-steel composite construction that helps reduce the total cost of installation. By eliminating the need for welding, this direct fastening solution is ideal for building renovations where welding on cast-iron beams can be problematic. Additionally, a more mobile direct fastening option gives the installer flexibility to suit almost any jobsite condition. Furthermore, implementing the X-HVB shear connector on your project is easy with Hilti’s PROFIS DF Diaphragm Software. This complimentary software optimizes your design by helping you to meet your load requirements. Find more information on the X-HVB shear connector, our PROFIS software or our other great decking solutions by clicking on the links below.