The Gerber connection used to connect continuous DELTABEAM®s has been modified according to customer feedback. The renewed Gerber connection makes the ring rebar assembly easier and concreting smoother. Both the end plate and the bearing block have been modified.
- Assembly of ring rebars is now simple, as the gap between the hollow-core slab and the DELTABEAM® is bigger in the Gerber area. The ring rebars pass the Gerber connection without collision to Gerber end plate and/or the hollow-core slabs.
- Concrete cast inside the beam runs out from the rectangular openings into the Gerber connection between two beams.
The change to the improved Gerber connection for new DELTABEAM® orders will take place as of 1st of September 2018.