STUD SHEAR™ CONNECTOR

Our Stud Shear™Connectors are one of our landmark design creations, and the simplicity of design, along with the efficiency of eliminating pressure on cavity wall systems is unique in the industry.

BENEFITS OF STUD SHEAR CONNECTORS
  1. Increases the stiffness and resistance of the wall system
  2. Reduces required gauge, spacing, and width of steel studs
  3. Minimizes cracking in the cladding (exterior) wythe
  4. Eases the inspection of spacing and tie placement
  5. Complete wall system be installed by one trade
  6. Accommodates any wall, cavity or insulation widths

DOCUMENTATION

Document Download  Tech Note

Document Download  Design Details

Document Download  Master Catalogue

 

ACCESSORIES

FAST - Angle Brackets

Lat-Tie - Seismic Reinforcement

Stud Shear Connector'Designed to Transfer Composite Loads When Using Light Frame Structural Walls


Our Stud Shear™Connector is an especially innovative product for trades using a light frame as a structural backing for an assembly. The orientation of the connectors to the studs provide an unmatched rigidity as it eliminates axial and vertical shear through the tie mechanism. The entire assembly becomes the resistant variable in the construction, rather than all of the resistance being forced upon the studs alone.

University of Alberta Engineering BuildingStud Shear™Connectors enable veneers to do the work of the backing studs, reducing load, width and cost.

Our patented Shear™Connectors not only work when installed, but simplify the installation process altogether.

Shear™Connectors allows cavity walls to behave uniformly, resisting vertical shear by “connecting” the exterior masonry veneer to the concrete block backing. The entire wall functions like a truss, with both wythes performing uniformly as tension and compression components of the truss. This enables structures to withstand more load with thinner walls, less reinforcement material, and less material overall. For interiors, Shear™Connectors allow for more floor space by reducing foundation needs.

For exteriors, they reduce the likelihood, the frequency and amount of precipitation ingress into any wall system, and because they precedes the installation of the air barrier membrane, they maintain an air-tight assembly.

Insulation SupportVpTieOur Insulation Support (optional) is a polyethylene fitting pressed against the cavity insulation and this prevents separation during construction. Supports are commonly installed prior to veneers, and when V-Ties are installed, insulation is safely supported.

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FERO connectors and accessories include complete documentation with descriptions, technical illustrations and images. Installation requirements and methods are clearly detailed.