BECO® Beam Shoes create effective, moment-resisting bolted connections between precast concrete columns and precast concrete beams. They are used together with COPRA® Anchoring Couplers. The wide product range is suitable for most loading conditions from light to heavy.
BECO® Beam Shoes are cast into precast concrete beams, while COPRA® Anchoring Couplers are cast into columns. On the construction site the beams are erected on corbels, adjusted to the correct positions and fixed to the anchoring couplers with threaded bars. The joint between beam and column is grouted before loading the connection. After grout is hardened, the joint works as reinforced concrete structure.
Comprehensive product information and detailed information on product characteristics, resistances and required operating conditions are available on product’s Technical Manual.
COPRA® Anchoring Couplers are used with HPKM® Column Shoes, PEC® Column Shoes or BECO® Beam Shoes to create fast connections. Anchoring Couplers transfer compression and tension forces through a combination of headed studs and the bond of the ribs of ribbed bars. COPRA® can be adapted to all types of concrete structures and formworks.