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FERO – Side Mounted RAP Ties

Project: LCBO – Upper James Street
Location: Hamilton Ontario
Contractor: Smith Brothers Contracting
Situation: Fero side mounted RAP ties were specified and used by the contractor on this and other LCBO projects.
Solution: The vertical orientation of the Flat-Plate, in conjuction with the positive connections between the Flat-Plate and the V-Tie and between the Flat-Plate and the stud, results in the ability of the side mounting rap tie to transfer vertical shear forces from the masonry veneer to the structural backup stud wall system. This shear transfer capability results in an increased stiffness of the wall system, thereby reducing the horizontal deflection of the wall.