Static structures (e.g. – buildings) – Assembled in situ-type anchor or tie
52460, 52507, 525841, 526568, 52664, 52712, 52764, 52775, 52777, E04B 138, E04C 242
A fastener system for securing a grating to an underlying structural support member when the grating experiences extremely high wave pressures. The fastening system includes elongated generally L-shaped connectors for fastening the longitudinal edges of grating sheets to structural members and plate fasteners in a wave zone area of the platform. The plate fasteners have a top plate for mounting on an upper surface of the grating sheets, a bottom plate for attaching to the structural members in a laterally extending direction for supporting the grating sheet and bolt assemblies for clamping the top and bottom plates together in order to secure the grating sheets to the structural members. A combination of the elongated L-shaped connectors and the plate fasteners provide fastening support for the gratings sheets so as to resist vertical and horizontal wave pressures when secured to the supporting members.
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Hand written pages describing prior art in the field of installing grating to upper structures.
Haas Michael T.
Masters Rodney H.
Advanced Industrial & Marine Services
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