HPKM® Column Shoes are connecting items which provide fast and safe connections between precast concrete columns and foundations, or between precast concrete columns. It is a widely approved product for various types of precast columns.
HPKM® Column Shoes are used to create instantly moment-resisting stiff column connections with HPM® Anchor Bolts or COPRA® Anchoring Couplers. Column shoes are cast into precast concrete columns, whereas anchor bolts are cast into foundations or other columns. At construction sites, the columns are erected on the anchor bolts and adjusted to the correct level and vertical position by tightening nuts onto the anchor bolts. Finally, the joint between column and base structure is grouted and, at the final stage, the grouted joint acts as a traditional reinforced concrete cross-section.
The column does not require any temporary bracing during the erection stage. Typically, four column shoes are enough to create a moment-resisting connection. Peikko’s product range also includes accessories for easy installation of the column shoes. HPKM® Column Shoe connections are ETA-approved (ETA-18/0037), and they can also be designed according to ACI 318M-11.
Lap lengths of anchor bars are defined according to concrete grade C30/37 in poor bond conditions.
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.
HPM® Rebar Anchor Bolts are used with HPKM® Column Shoes and SUMO® Wall Shoes to create fast and safe connections between precast elements. Anchor Bolts transfer the compression and tension forces through a combination of headed studs and the bond of the ribs of ribbed bars.
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.
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