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Article Date: 9th January 2020

Zip-Clip CPD - Wire Support Solutions - The Alternative to Threaded Rod… Innovate Don’t Replicate

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As part of our continuing commitment to train and educate, Zip-Clip has joined CIBSE to become an approved Course Provider. The CPD presentation ‘Wire Rope Suspension - The alternative to threaded rod’ addresses many of the problems associated with first fix solutions for building services.

Tim Brown, Specification Manager, explains “As the construction industry continues to focus on installing products which offer performance, meet demanding safety standards and save money and time on site, we as manufacturer’s are obliged to ensure that architects, consultants, engineers and installers are presented with the correct information to consider new and innovative solutions. The content of this presentation addresses all the elements which need to be considered in the design of first fix suspension.”

“For many years brackets and suspension solutions have been fabricated from steel rod and channel to carry building services on projects. Through early engagement with clients, designers and specifiers Zip-Clip want to work with the engineers to showcase innovative solutions that will reduce prime cost, provide technical, practical and aesthetic benefits as well as being kinder to the environment.”

The content includes:

• Looking at the traditional solution

• Considering the wire rope alternative

• The performance characteristics of the wire rope solution, construction and tensile strength

• The practical and commercial benefits the solution provides, reducing prime cost

• The material selection process, what the material options are

• The various fixing solutions to the fabric of the building, how to maximise the system integrity and minimise the visual impact

• Catenary solutions carrying services over large spans or cables within service corridors

• BS 7671 18th Edition 521.10.202 - The Safe Support of Cables in the Event of a Fire

• Fire rated wire solutions from F30 to F120

• Addressing the issue of vibration within the bracket solutions.

• Seismic bracing…. What are the criteria?

• Environmental benefits, reduced material content, reduction in embedded carbon

• Technical support and accountability, complete peace of mind from concept to completion

• BIM: the information available in the required format

• The content will be delivered at the engineers’ offices and is designed to be of interest to all engineers regardless of their level of experience.

To receive this presentation, please contact Tim using the email option below:

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