Monday, January 17, 2011
Channing Glover is proving himself to be a remarkable innovator, he has created yet another project using Kee Lite fittings to construct great architectural structures such as the one pictured and described below.
This is an example of using Kee Lite Fittings and tube to support a custom stainless steel overflow scupper on a wood turning studio/residence in Wilmington, North Carolina. The water is gathered off the roof and channelled to downspouts on either side of a large picture window. The water is then captured in a corrugated culvert pipe and used for gravity feed irrigation of plantings around the house.
Posted on 01/17 at 09:32 PM
Kee Lite is a great solution for a lightweight industrial feel, Edward Pollio from New York Design and Construction designed and installed the clothes rails, racks and benches at Cap City in West New York
Edward Pollio-The bench is constructed from layers of oak plywood using solid oak around the outside covering the edge of the plywood. There are 5 layers of plywood on the bench; the top and bottom layers are 1.5m (5) by 750mm (30). The inside layers of the bench are made up of scrap waste plywood that was left over from other projects. Instead of throwing out the waste we used it.
We hope you agree that this is recycling at its best.
See more of Eds work on his web site: New York Design and Construction
Posted on 01/17 at 07:10 PM
Duluth Sea Port is the worlds largest inland port and one of the most important ports on the Great Lakes [ref]. The Duluth Sea Port has an aging sea wall that forms a barrier between the the port and Lake Superior. The port has embarked upon a renewal project which will place epoxied steel plates on the corroding corrugated sea wall.
The challenge of this project was of course how to attach the expoxied panels to the old sea wall. The solution: BoxBolt blind bolts. The BoxBolt allows a connection to be secured to a hollow opening from one side. This was exactly what was needed to accomplish the attachment of the new sea wall.
Using BoxBolt the panels could be attached to the old sea wall by drilling a hole in the panel, a hole in the wall, pushing the bolt into the hole and tightening the bolt down. See the pictures below for a look at the project.
Team members examine the corroded sea wall where the panels will be installed.
A new panel sits on the dock pre-drilled and ready to be installed. These panels are lowered by crane into the working area and then secured to the existing sea wall with BoxBolts.
The galvanised BoxBolts used to attach the sea wall are quite large. The housing is held in place by a wrench while the bolt is turned, as the bolt turns the nut on the end splays the metal flanges to tighten the panel against the wall.
A worker inside the cofferdam who is tightening down the BoxBolts that are holding the panels to the sea wall.
A freshly attached BoxBolt holding the epoxied panel to the old sea wall.
A completed section of the sea wall. The cofferdam removed, the wall is finished and ready to come into contact with the corrosive elements!
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Posted on 01/17 at 06:35 PM