High End Department Store
¾ x 4 3/8 Headed Shear Connectors shot thru-deck. This new distribution center in Elizabethtown, PA was one of the most difficult jobs we’ve ever done. With the largest mezzanine being at 30’ elevation, and being tilt up wall construction with very little natural light and no permanent lights installed yet, miners lights were necessary equipment to be able to see our chalk lines and to see the stud being placed in the ferrule. This severely affected productivity. As well, the job schedule was such that the cart was allowed before the horse, and concrete forms were installed prior to the studs being shot, wire mesh was laid before studs were shot (we had it picked up before we shot in those locations), and air quality was very poor at times which caused us to have to stop work until the air quality improved several times. The air quality was monitored, and we were told when we could go back to work. There were 60,000 ea ¾ x 4 3/8 HSC’s on this job, a majority of which were shot in the first mobilization. Our average daily stud count was 2800 ea. We should have averaged 5000 ea a day. See the Rock Hill, SC stud welding job to see how these jobs should really go.
Equipment used: Tru-Weld Equipment 205 KW Generator and TWE SC-3402 Dual Gun Stud Welder with TWE17000 HD Stud Guns and Thru-Deck accessories.
Please see our Arc Stud Welding Equipment Page for detailed specs and information on the equipment used.