From design to construction, CONNECT-EZ™ is…. your SAFE connection!
The CONNECT-EZ™ product line of engineered devices offers innovative solutions for the concrete and steel construction industries. CONNECT-EZ™ products draw on more than 70 years of combined experience of founders, Bob Foley and Terry Tincher. Designed and tested to meet the strictest code requirements, architects and engineers have specified CONNECT-EZ™ with confidence. The simplicity of the devices reduces design time, eliminates the uncertainties of field welding of critical connections and assures reliable inspections. Fabricated to the highest standards of quality, CONNECT-EZ™ products have proven to offer contractors economies in equipment and labor while supporting the most aggressive schedules.
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CONNECT-EZ is pleased to announce an exclusive agreement with the Carter-Waters Company, Kansas City, MO., for the distribution of CONNECT-EZ “weldless” connection products. The firm supplies concrete contractors throughout Kansas, Missouri and southern Illinois; representing over 300 manufacturers and 5,000 quality products.
Carter-Waters will inventory the popular CONNECT-EZ Panel Anchors (PA12 and PA18), eliminating shipping costs to the contractor while assuring timely deliveries, competitive pricing and technical field support.
CONNECT-EZ welcomes the added value afforded its loyal customers with Carter-Waters’ reputation for quality service and efficient supply-chain management.
CONNECT-EZ™ is pleased to announce that we have become a Supplier Sponsor of Tilt-Werks®, their online collaborative technology. Tilt-Werks® is an innovative tilt-up panel design, detailing and material quantity estimating software that streamlines the design and construction process. This integrated system connects architects, engineers and contractors directly with suppliers during the design phase to efficiently access and determine material resources needed for tilt-up construction projects.
CONNECT-EZ™ “weldless” Panel Anchors and Joist to Panel connection devices may now be specified and detailed directly into tilt-up projects designed using Tilt-Werks®. This information can then be shared directly with CONNECT-EZ™ to obtain pricing and schedule shipment directly to the project job site. Visit www.tilt-werks.com to learn more about the efficiencies of this seamless, web-based technology.
September 29 – October 1, 2014
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
San Jose, CA
For the fourth consecutive year, CONNECT-EZ™ by Tincher’s Welding will be participating as an exhibitor/sponsor at the annual TCA Convention, San Jose, CA. (www.tilt-up.org/convention/).
Come see how CONNECT-EZ™Panel Anchors and Joist to Panel connection devices are installed quickly and securely without the necessity of field welding at the live demonstration, Tuesday evening, September 30.
Please meet Terry, Jennifer and Bob in the exhibit area of the convention to discuss the advantages of CONNECT-EZ™ “Weldless" connection products or review a pending project.
TCA is the leading resource for state-of-the-art tilt-up design and construction technology.
Make your next connection a SAFE connection....CONNECT-EZ™!
Summit Concrete Installs CONNECT-EZ™ Panel Anchors
at Adam's Dairy Mall
In the latest news from the field, Tony Turner, general foreman, Summit Concrete, Lee's Summit, MO, reports that the recent installation of the CONNECT-EZ™ Panel Anchor System at the Adam's Dairy retail center was completed at an average rate of one every two minutes. Many of the Simpson Titen 3/4 inch diameter bolts were installed in less than a minute and thirty seconds. This is a new record in efficiency and labor savings for the CONNECT-EZ™ Panel Anchor. The instillation crew consisted of two men. The sequence included drilling a 10 inch hole in the foundation, blowing out of the drill dust and placing the Titen Bolt. All accomplished from inside the building working from the hard dry surface of the floor slab!
"A significant dividend of using the CONNECT-EZ™ PA Panel Anchor is not having to be dependent on an inspector's schedule. With the panel connections we have used in the past, that specified welded or epoxy anchors, we had to schedule the installation around the inspectors schedule. If the weather was wet or freezing we had to reschedule which caused frustrating delays. The CONNECT-EZ™ Panel Anchor System eliminates all these headaches."
- Tony Turner, General Superintendent, Summit Concrete, Lee's Summit, MO
Concrete International, the monthly journal of the American Concrete Institute (ACI), May, 2012 edition, page 58, “Product Showcase”; ….Two new products…eliminate field welding”. To view on the web: www.concrete.org, click “Concrete International”, and click “Product Showcase”
Structural Engineer magazine: February, 2012 edition, Page 38: New Products; “ANCHORS”; New structural connection devices eliminate the uncertainty of field welding. (Click Here To Read The Entire Article)
"CONNECT-EZ™ makes Meyer Bros' building projects faster, safer and more competitive. The steel erector on a recent tilt-up project reported significant labor savings during erection. And the structural steel inspector was pleased that he could conduct visual inspections safely from the ground and the connections reduced field welding. We look forward to using CONNECT-EZ™ on future projects."
- Mark Meyer, President, Meyer Bros Building Co
"At Star, we erect our own steel on construction projects. Using the CONNECT-EZ™ system saved us labor time during the erection process. We saved man hours by having one person making two connections at the same time both safely and securely.
CONNECT-EZ™ will be used on future projects for our company. Anytime a product or method comes along to help increase productivity, while maintaining safety and extending value to the customer cannot be overlooked. We look forward to using CONNECT-EZ™ in the future"
- Kim Mulder, President, STAR Design-Build Contractors
"The Connect-EZ™ PA connection was an excellent choice for TCC Bahamas. Initial design, using welded and bolted panel to footing connections, was a costly option, both monetarily and in time. The EZ connection system made for a quick and seamless installation, with very minimal supervision and coordination necessary. Always keeping an eye on the bottom dollar, this was a win-win for us."
"As an architect and professional member of the construction team for numerous commercial building projects throughout the country, I recognize the simplicity of the CONNECT-EZ™ devices. I also appreciate the labor-saving value they bring to the contractor as well as the building owner. CONNECT-EZ™ offers designers an efficient alternative to field welding many critical connections. The devices lend themselves to quick and reliable inspections. I am pleased to see the introduction of the CONNECT-EZ™ products into our industry.
- James C. Hawthorn, Registered Architect
"Not having to do any field welding makes the whole process faster and safer."
- Channing Chism, Lead Foreman, Summit Concrete, Lee's Summit, MO
"Working from the inside of the building on the concrete floor sure made the job faster and easier."
- Manoah Harbottle, Superintendent, Summit Concrete, Lee's Summit, MO
"As structural engineers of building systems, we have concerns about the quality of field welding on critical structural elements such as the roof to wall and wall to foundation connections. Since field welding is not required for the PA nor the V connections, the issue is eliminated. I personally observed the load test for the V joist hanger and was impressed with the robustness of the elements. "