Shear force transmission for load-bearing exposed precast concrete façade!
The new August-Kühne-Haus is currently under construction at the historic headquarters of the logistics company Kühne + Nagel in Bremen. Thermally insulating Egcobox cantilever connectors were supplied for the precast sections of the load-bearing exposed concrete façade.
"Egcobox was used for the thermal separation of the cold façade from the warm floor. A reduction in thermal bridging was successfully achieved through the use of high-quality materials in the Egcobox. The A1-classified mineral wool insulating material thus provides for maximum safety in case of fire as well as a low thermal conductivity".
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BBA approved Egcobox® thermal breaks, to REI 120, conform to the recently amended Building Regulations 7(2) for combustible products for England.
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