May 31, 2018, 4:55:49 PM

For 84 years, Lindapter has taken an innovative approach to steel connections, developing products that don’t require drilling or welding, and thus cutting down on costs, labor time, and safety hazards. These products lend themselves to a wide variety of applications, and this month, we’re taking a look at Lindapter’s role in constructing The Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention in Gainesville, Florida.

About the Cade Museum

The Cade Museum is focused on “inspiring inventors, entrepreneurs, and visionaries” through educational programs, exhibits, and hand-on creativity labs. It’s the brainchild of the late Dr. J. Robert Cade, a renal medicine professor and the inventor behind Gatorade sports drinks. In the works since 2004, The Cade Museum was finally realized in 2017 with the completion of a 21,000-square-foot facility in Gainesville that’s planned to extend to a total 45,000 square feet. It was an ambitious project that could not have been completed without Lindapter’s Type HB Hollo-Bolt

Lindapter Type HB Hollo-Bolt

Hollo-Bolts were specified for connecting steel hollow sections to create a frame that supports the skylight compression ring in the center of The Cade Museum roof. These creative and innovative expansion bolts are able to secure hollow steel sections or tubes without drilling or welding, and are especially ideal for single-side access scenarios. They’re available in sizes ranging from 5/16” to 3/4” and feature corrosion protection via a hot-dipped galvanized finish. In addition to a slew of international approvals that include LARR and CE Marking, Hollo-Bolts also have full ICC-ES seismic approval, and is rated in all categories A through F. Given this unbeatable combination of durability, dependability, and flexibility, Hollo-Bolt proved to be a safe and cost-effective solution for The Cade Museum.

What Lindapter Can Do for You

Lindapter crosses industries, with applications not just in architecture but also infrastructure, transportation, renewable energy, and more. Regardless of the specific project, Lindapter is able to save contractors time and money with its line of hand-adjustable connectors and clamps that don’t require hot work. Contact a member of our team today for a free design consultation.

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