A reliable construction product for various types of precast beam connections. BECO® Beam Shoes are used together with COPRA® Anchoring Couplers. The wide product range is suitable for most loading conditions from light to heavy.
BECO® Beam Shoes are connecting items used to create effective, moment-resisting connections between precast concrete columns and precast concrete beams.The Beam Shoes are casted into precast concrete beams, while Anchoring Couplers are casted into columns. On the construction site the beams are erected on corbels, adjusted to the correct positions and fixed to the Anchoring Couplers with the help of threaded bars. The joint between beam and column should be grouted before loading the beam. After grout is hardened, the joint works as reinforced concrete structure.
Comprehensive product information like resistances, required supplementary reinforcement, concrete grades, limitations of use etc. can be found within the Technical Manual. Product details may be country-specific. For design, always use product information that is localized for design's destination country. Country specific Technical Manuals can be found under Design Tools -page, or from website of the country in question.
COPRA® Anchoring Couplers are used with HPKM® Column Shoes, PEC® Column Shoes or BECO® Beam Shoes to create fast connections. Anchoring Couplers transfer compression and tension forces through a combination of headed studs and the bond of the ribs of ribbed bars. COPRA® can be adapted to all types of concrete structures and formworks.