When it comes to connecting steel, you could do it the old fashioned way by welding or drilling and bolting (through bolting). This process, while effective, has a bevy of drawbacks. For instance, it's time consuming and leads to an increase in labor costs. Additionally, because of the nature of welding or through bolting, such processes can potentially damage the steel - and thereby the final project. You also need to consider the safety hazard and the qualifications required of the technician involved whenever through bolting or welding is needed.
But there's a better way of connecting steel - and it doesn't involve welding or drilling. We're talking about the Lindapter method.
What is Lindapter?
Specifically, Lindapter is an easy-to-use steel clamping system, suitable for connecting the likes of steel beams and hollow steel sections, as well as suspending building services and securing steel flooring. When compared to the traditional methods of welding or drilling and bolting, it's much faster, reduces labor costs, offers on-site adjustability for more precise alignment and won't jeopardize the integrity or form of the steel material - not even a little bit.
The Lindapter offers several more advantages, including:
- No hot zone work, and thereby no fire risk and no waiting for authorizations.
- Enhanced safety, especially when dealing in hazardous environments.
- No power is required to work the Lindapter, meaning that all areas of the site are accessible and prep time is greatly reduced.
- Only hand tools are required for installation.
The Triple Bottom Line
Working with the Lindapter also helps to contribute to a sustainable construction site. Known as a sustainable "triple bottom line," Lindapter reduces labor costs, improves installation speed, and preservation of the steel material's integrity. Together, these benefit the local area via fewer disruptions, the environment through lesser transportation and thereby lesser emissions, and efficiency, thereby minimizing the need to replace structures or re-do tasks if flaws are discovered throughout the process. Far less energy is also consumed when using Lindapter, as there's no electricity used from welding and/or drilling.
Lindapter, however, is nothing new. This innovative method of steel clamping and bolting has been around now for over 75 years - and it's still changing the way that steel is connected. Lindapter has been used on a variety of high-profile projects, from the Manhattan Bridge in New York City to aiding in the construction of the Dublin Airport to providing an assist in the construction of the new Minnesota Twins ballpark - Target Field, San Francisco 49ers home - Levi Stadium and the recently opened San Jose Earthquakes - Avaya Stadium.
So whether it's connecting steel beams, suspending building services, securing steel flooring, pipe supports or lifting points, Lindapter can help - in an economical, sustainable, and, most importantly, effective way.Contact Glaser & Associates today to learn how Lindapter is right for you.