Since the introduction of the American Concrete Institute’s code requirement (ACI 318-14, 188.8.131.52(b)) to provide a pair of minimum 10,000 pounds tension connections between concrete wall panels and foundations, engineers have struggled to find a connection solution that was simple to design and detail, and economical to fabricate and install in the field. The struggle is over! The patented AdvanConn® Panel Anchor (PA) has met the challenge.
Precast companies are using the PA-12 or PA-18 when securing wall panels with the PC-10 to foundation is restricted due to the floor slab being in place.
The Precaster’s Advantage
The Engineer’s Advantage
Eliminates engineer’s risk – concrete anchor installed within 6 degrees of perpendicular as specified by ACI 355.2 pull-out test criteria
“The AdvanConn® Panel Anchor (PA) has been an incredible labor savings for Nielsen Builders and is a better panel-to-foundation connection than any we have ever used. On a recent project, six guys installed the 114 anchors in three hours. We intend to use these products on every project from here on. The numbers speak for themselves. Great innovative products that just make sense!”
– Mark Stroupe, Nielsen Builders, Inc., Harrisonburg, VA
“Safety is – and will always drive – the selection of products we use in building/placing panels. I have to say without reservation having the set panel behind my crews secured with the AdvanConn® Panel Anchor (PA) is of great comfort. The panel that has just been set, braced, attached to the footing and released from the crane is in my opinion the greatest threat to the erection crew. Knowing the panel will not “walk” off its shim stack is key to our crews’ safety and their families. The fact that it saves time and money, is just a bonus!”
– Preston Rothwell, Kansas City, MO
AdvanConn® PA ensures that concrete anchors are installed within 6 degrees perpendicular to the connected concrete surface as required per anchor test and qualification criteria of ACI 355.2.