The shop-fabricated 3-D panels consist of a three dimensional welded wire space frame utilizing a truss concept for stress transfer and stiffness. Each surface of the wire space frame has a 2 inch square welded mesh pattern of longitudinal and transverse wires of the same diameter (gauge 11, 12.5 or 14).
Individually welded internal strut wires or diagonals extend through the panel core between each surface. These galvanized strut wires are welded continuously in the required spacing so they form, with the welded wire fabric, into a triangulated truss system which greatly increases the panel strength.
When welded in place, these strut wires pierce through a modified expanded polystyrene core placed between the two layers of welded wire fabric, maintain the required distance apart and provide the shear transfer between the panel surfaces.
The modified expanded polystyrene core (minimum density 0.9 pounds per cubic foot) is held 1/2" or 3/4" from each face of the wire frame to permit the wire to be embedded in an application of approximately 1"-2" thick concrete mixture with 2,500 psi minimum.
2.1: The Contractor Shall:
3-D panel wall system caring a complete roof load and also floor joist, prior to having shotcrete applied. I have been showing this photo to many of our engineering firms whom over engineer our product. The nine gauge wires welded from mesh to mesh twelve studs per 3-d panel are stronger than wood studs.
3-D panel wall system caring a complete roof load and also floor joist, prior to having shotcrete applied. I have been showing this photo to many of our engineering firms whom over engineer our product. The nine gauge wires welded from mesh to mesh twelve studs per 3-D panel are stronger than wood studs.
All panel and mesh fabrication shall be in strict accordance with the Tridipanel System Manufacturing Practice and Quality Assurance Proceedures. Structural and fire characteristics shall meet the requirements of the Southern Building Code Congress International, Inc. (SBCCI), the Standard Building Code (SBC), the Council of American Building Code Officials (CABO), the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO), Building Officials and Code Administrators International, Inc. (BOCA) and Uniform Building and Mechanical Codes (UBC).
The manufacture's published installation instructions plus the plans and specifications shall be strictly adhered to and a copy of these instructions shall be available at all times on the job site installation.
3-D construction panels can be stored out of doors on well drained flat surfaces without protective covering. However, due to their light weight, care must be taken to prevent damage from winds. Care must be taken not to store any objects on top of the panels that would break the welds, puncture the polystyrene or warp the panels. Improper storage could result in subsequent alignment problems.
The Tridipanel System consists of a three-dimensional welded wire frame, integrated with a modified expanded polystyrene insulation core. Each panel consists of the following: