The ShooterTM is an invisible, gravity connection designed to eliminate the need for aesthetically undesirable corbels, haunches, or daps when building a precast/prestressed concrete structure incorporating double tees.

More specifically, it is a tube within a tube which is cast into the ends of the double tee stems at their widest point. The inner tube is recessed during casting and extended at erection into a receiving pocket in a spandrel, wall, or beam.

Full scale test results have indicated that the ShooterTM has a mechanical design Strength in excess of 40,000 lbs.

Benefits

  • Eliminates dap forming and reinforcing
  • Eliminates weld on corbels and ledges
  • Reduces torsion on supporting members
  • Reduces the size of the pocket in the spandrel
  • Simplified erection does not require “diving” of double tees into pockets
  • Allows for axial volume movements due to creep, shrinkage and temperature change
  • Can increase ceiling height or reduce overall height of the structure
  • Full-scale tested solution to verify design methodology
  • Comprehensive User Guidelines Available

 

The Shooter

 

The Shooter

 

The Shooter

 

 

 

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