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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

VCs fund new building system

Do VCs fund innovations in civil engg?
ConXtech, a start-up in USA, receives VC fund for its business model based on innovative way of constructing multi storied building.

During the field assembly process, ConXBeams are lowered and locked into place between ConXColumns from the top down. The ends of beam connectors immediately and easily lock into place resulting in an instant stable connection…

After the structure is assembled, high-strength bolts and custom washers filled with fluorescent orange silicon gel that squirts when the pre-load reaches the desired tension are inserted diagonally into the four corners of the adjoining outer-collar plates on all SMRSF connections. A hydraulic torque wrench is then used to tighten the bolts…

source: Venture Beat

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