Marousi Train Station – Athens, Greece
Ancon tension bars have been used to support the canopies on the Marousi train station in the northern suburbs of Athens, Greece.
The bars transfer load from the front of the canopies back to the main structure. Canopies are frequently supported from above to provide unobstructed access below. An open layout is particularly important on station platforms and other projects with areas of limited space where large groups of people assemble.
The Ancon system was supplied in stainless steel and comprised 116 bright drawn bars and 232 electro-polished connecting forks and locking nuts. Each bar was 36 millimetres in diameter and six metres in length.
This Tension System was supplied through Ancon’s distributor in Greece, M & A.
Tie bars are increasingly being used in structures and buildings as an architectural as well as a structural element.
Ancon is an ASSDA accredited specialist fabricator and has a wealth of experience in working with a range of types and grades of stainless steel.
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.