AM60 Office Development, Brisbane
AM60 is a high-rise office development located in Brisbane’s Central Business District.
Ancon designed and manufactured a bespoke shelf angle support system for the project’s most striking feature; the external façade on the corner of Albert Street and Margaret Street.
The impressive three-sided, perforated brick screen is supported using Ancon MDC and Ancon CFA support systems fixed back to concrete and steel. The brickwork wraps around a bay projecting from the first level and rising to the fifth floor.
The image below shows where the Ancon CFA system was used, fixed back to the steelwork using Ancon Steelgrip bolts.
A range of other Ancon fixings were used to fix the support systems to the main structure and Ancon AMR Masonry Reinforcement was installed to strengthen the large masonry panels.
The 23-storey AM60 building was designed by Donovan Hill Architects and constructed by Hutchinson Builders. The environmental credentials of the building were proved in the design and awarded 5 Stars from the Australian Green Building Council’s Green Star rating system.
Masonry cladding on steel or concrete framed structures is normally supported by stainless steel shelf angle.
There are various methods of fixing to concrete or steel frames.
Wall ties and restraint fixings are an essential element in the stability of masonry panels.
Ancon is exhibiting at the 2016 NZ Bridges Summit on 1st - 2nd November in Auckland. The conference is endorsed by the NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) and we will be showcasing our BT range of threaded reinforcement couplers, our MBT range of bolted couplers and various Lifting Systems including our brand new EdjPro Narrow Anchor system.
Having recently identified issues with the performance of some batches of reinforcing steel supplied to us, we have introduced batch testing for all reinforcement used in combination with our BT coupler system in New Zealand to ensure compatibility.