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.
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)
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.
TILT-UP CONCRETE ASSOCIATION (TCA) ANNUAL CONVENTION September 30 – October 2, 2013
Sugar Land Marriott Town Square
CONNECT-EZ™ is pleased to announce that Terry Tincher, Jennifer Whitacre and Bob Foley will be attending and exhibiting at the TCA Annual Convention (www.tilt-up.org/convention/), September 30 thru October 2, at the
Sugar Land Marriott , Houston TX. TCA is the leading resource for state-of-the-art tilt-up design and construction technology.
Please meet Terry, Jennifer and Bob in the exhibit area of the convention to discuss the advantages ofCONNECT-EZ™ “Weldless" connection products or review a pending project.
Make your next connection a SAFE connection....CONNECT-EZ™!
"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
"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
"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
"Not having to do any field welding makes the whole process faster and safer."
- Channing Chism, Lead Foreman, 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. "