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 like resistances, required supplementary reinforcement, concrete grades, limitations of use etc. can be found within the Technical Manual. Product details may be country-specific. For design, always use product information that is localized for design's destination country. Country specific Technical Manuals can be found under Design Tools -page, or from website of the country in question.
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.