WindpostsHWP Wind posts are used in combination with suitable wall ties, to restrain brick walls against wind pressure and suction. The wind post is made from specially designed channels that have welded plates with slotted holes in order to be easily and securely fixed on to the reinforced concrete beams. The wind post can be specially designed and manufactured suitable to withstand the wind loads on the project. The span distances of the channels may be arranged according to the structural integrity and the restrictions of the construction. Structural analysis must be made in view of these limitations.
Applications and load requirements can be specifically designed and structural analyses prepared according to the specifications of the project.
A range of stainless steel Wind Posts
HWP - I Wind post ChannelChannels span between floor beams and are fixed to the concrete load-bearing beams with expansion bolts. Can also be installed on cast-in channels.
Corresponding wall ties are used to restrain the outer brick facing wall onto the channels. The wall ties slide through the slotted hole on the channels and lock after a 90-degree twist.
Designed wind loads are taken into consideration to determine the dimensions of the channels. Can be used for cavities between 70 - 205 mm.
HWP - L Windpost ChannelL shape wind post channels are manufactured with welded plates at the ends of the channels. The channels are fixed onto the beam flooring with expansion bolts
Corresponding wall ties with a loop are hooked on the wind post channel lips for restraining the walls. The slotted hole version can also be manufactured to suit the normal wall ties.
Channels are manufactured on a project basis and dimension is possible.
HWP - E Windpost ChannelWindpost Channels span between floor beams and are fixed onto concrete beams with expansion bolts.
Corresponding wall ties with a loop are hooked on the channel lips for restraining the walls. The slotted hole version can also be manufactured to suit normal wall ties.
L angles are manufactured from 4 and 5 mm thick plates. Channels are manufactured on a project basis and any dimension is possible.