For transferring heavy loads from beams into columns, walls or other beams, the ideal solution is the BSF system. These 3-part telescopic connectors have individual capacities ranging from 225 kN to 700 kN. By optionally using BSF connectors in pairs, loads of up to 1400 kN can be catered for.
Traditionally, beams were supported off columns using integral corbels. Apart from being inherently difficult and costly to form, corbels reduce local headroom and can appear visually cumbersome. Using BSF telescopic connectors eliminates the need for corbels, leaving a smooth soffit and architecturally ‘clean’ lines at concrete intersections. Round, or odd-shaped columns can also easily be accommodated by the BSF system.